Unextreme Makeover: Kit Spencer Theatrical Make Up and Hair Books

Quite a find at the Half Price Book Store!

I recently purchased Kit Spencer’s two books regarding theatrical make up and hair. Stage and Screen Make Up and Stage and Screen Hairstyles.

Don’t let the negative Amazon reviews throw you. Both books have sections that cover make up for men and women from the 20s to the 80s. There’s also a great deal of theatrical costuming information, so it can serve as more than a guide for vintage. The books are very attractive, and have visual step by step guides for how to re-create the looks, including building “prosthetic hair” to bolster certain styles. I’m not sure how I feel about the spiral design on the side of the book, which might be helpful to someone doing make-up, but makes the book a little harder to handle.

I’d recommend the book for people who are new to theatrical make-up, and people who are new to vintage. For more thorough vintage coverage, you might be best to go with a more specialized book.

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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