Formal vintage hairstyles are very much the rage these days. You need only look to the red carpet to see how today’s celebrities are interpreting the classic looks from bygone eras.
This slideshow specifically features the roaring 20s flapper-style hair with vintage curls and finger waves as well as the glamorous 1940s curls with victory rolls and bumper bangs with a few additional eras thrown in for fun.
1920s Flapper Style Hair
The roaring 20s featured women who were set on breaking conventional behaviors expected of women. One of the signature acts of rebellion was to squash the idea that a “lady” had long hair. The style look of the day was classic finger waves similar to the hairstyle above.
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1940s Victory Rolls
The 1940s ushered in a softer look for women with hairstyles that were perfectly coiffed with lots of volume and exaggerated curls.
Our Favorite YouTube Tutorial: Center Part Victory Roll Updo
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1940s Bumper Bangs
Popularized in the 1940s when the victory roll was in style, bumper bangs are tightly curled into one big barrel curl across the forehead.
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1940s Glamour Waves
Glamour waves were popularized by 1940s starlets such as Lauren Bacall and Rita Hayworth.
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1940s Rosie the Riveter Wrap
Rosie the Riveter was a 1940s ad campaign to recruit female workers. The woman in the ad copy always had her hair pulled back by a bandana like Christina Aguilera above.
The beehive updo is characterized by vast amounts of hair piled high on the top of the head leaning slightly toward the back. The beehive became popular in the 1960s created by celebrity hairstylist Margaret Vinci Heldt. The style was embraced by many celebrities including Audrey Hepburn, Barbara Streisand, and Bridgett Bardot.
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1960s Twiggy Pixie
Ginnifer Goodwin sports a super short pixie popularized by English model Lesley “Twiggy” Lawson in the 1960s.
1960s Bouffant Flip
If you are looking for a super simple, super adorable hairstyle, the hair flip is a fun choice. It’s a style that can look sweet and innocent or super sexy (think Tina Louise from Gilligan’s Island)
Our Favorite YouTube Tutorial: Quick 60’s Flip
1960s Jackie O Head Scarf Style
Though not as much a hairstyle as a fashion statement, no vintage hairstyle list would be complete without adding the iconic Jackie-O head scarf style.