1940s Hairstyles – Daniella Turudich
This book is back in print and so you no longer have to buy second hand copies. I would recommend getting your hands on a copy. The instructions are not the most detailed but there are still tonnes of gems in this little book, I tried the “pageboy” setting instructions in the book and it worked a treat. The little facts on hairstyles during the war are also entertaining. You can also try to find a copy at the library.
Vintage hairstyling – Lauren Rennells
I haven't read this book yet, but it seems to get lots good reviews.
I usually prefer to learn directly from vintage hairstyling books, but this books looks like a good resource book for beginners and people who want to use modern styling methods. If you don't know what a setting lotion is, this book is probably a good place to start as it has step by step instructions.
Burlesque and the Art of the Teese – Dita Von Teese
Dita's first book has some make up and hairstyling tips as well as burlesque history.
Most of it has all nice pictures to look at.
Look under Hairstyling books and Make up books you will find quite a few useful books. They also have reproduction books on vintage arts and crafts. Anything from knitting to hat-making can be found here.