Whether you’re going for the 1920s, 1940s or 1960s look, there’s sure to be an iconic vintage hairstyle that you’ve always wanted to try. Do you want to mirror Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn? This is your chance. Take a look at our list of 17 vintage hairstyles that will bring out that retro mama in you!
17 Easy Vintage Hairstyles
There’s no time to waste, take note of these vintage hair inspirations:
1. The Gibson Roll
The Gibson Roll is a popular vintage hairstyle because of its simple and sophisticated look, one that most of the traditional women preferred back then. Today, it’s a popular choice for bridal hair because of its simplistic beauty.
2. The Marcel Wave
The Marcel Wave, also known as the finger waves, is a fairly popular hairstyle in the 1920s. It’s great for women with short hair, and it’s very simple to do.
3. Marilyn Monroe Blow Out
One cannot make a list of vintage hairstyles without the iconic Marilyn Monroe. Her blowout hair is her trademark and one that is still popular to date. The best thing about it is that this hair will look gorgeous on any face shape and hair texture. The secret…hairspray.
4. The Blunt Bob
Back in the days, the Blunt Bob is also a favorite choice of women who do not like long hair. You can either go with the bob with blunt bangs or go down the asymmetrical route. To keep it looking retro, make sure to keep it straight and opt for a jet black color.
5. Elizabeth Taylor Hair
Elizabeth Taylor is one of the most beautiful actresses that graced the big screen. Her signature soft curls make her stand out from the pack.
6. Teased Crown Side Swept Hair
What? Side-swept hair has been around for decades? Yes! The only difference is, they took teasing to a whole new level back then. The end result? A very pretty hairstyle that still passes as a modern formal look
7. Old Hollywood Waves
Wavy hair is just as big back then as it is today. What defines the wavy hair as a retro hairstyle is how big the curls are and the finish. Take a look at the photo and see how polished and uniform all the curls are.
8. Heather Graham in Austin Powers
Let’s take a second to do a shout out to the wonder that is “Austin Powers” the movie. She wasn’t only sexy as hell, her hair was on point too. Twist the front part of the hair to create volume on the crown and let the waves speak for itself.
9. Elizabeth Hurley in Austin Powers
If we’re crediting Heather’s look, Elizabeth Hurley must be on this list too. She rocked the half up half down style slash Jackie O’ Flippy hair. So shagadelic!
10. The Beehive
Oh, beehive! (in an Austin Power accent); The Beehive hair is prominent in the 1960s and is one of the commonly used formal updos. The hair is twisted and shaped into a cone shape, similar to a beehive.
11. Audrey Hepburn’s Chignon
Who can ever forget “Breakfast at Tiffany’s?” Audrey Hepburn is one of the gorgeous faces that graced the big screen in the 20th century, and her classic beauty still lives on…along with her signature high chignon hair.
12. Half-Up Bouffant
The Half-Up Bouffant is a beautiful vintage hairstyle that celebrities still sport on the red carpet today. It’s chic, beautiful, and glamorous.
13. Scarf Updo
If there is one hair accessory that vintage women really like to use for their hair, it’s the scarf. If you want an updo, but still would like to keep it casual, try this look.
14. Betty Grable’s Victory Rolls
Ah, the infamous victory rolls. Betty Grable was famous for her victory rolls, and thank goodness for it. These rolls are the epitome of pin-up vintage looks
15. Rita Hayworth Curls
Rita Hayworth was a huge star in the 1940s, which means that her hairstyle was also incredibly popular back then. This hairstyle is perfect for women with very thick hair to mirror the voluminous and full curls Rita had.
16. Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly is an actress turned royalty in the 1950s. She’s known for her elegance, which was very obvious in how she wore her hair. A lot of women love Grace’s timeless beauty even today.
17. High Retro Pony
To complete the list, let’s have something really fun, a hairstyle for a disco night. This high retro pony combines the victory roll and the classic waves to pull off the ultimate vintage party look.
I hope you are inspired to embrace your inner vintage beauty! Just don’t forget, always keep your bright red lipstick handy!