Ever since The Great Gatsby film came out a few years ago, we’ve been obsessed with what we called the Great Gatsby Hairstyle or flapper hair.
So if you are still undecided on what to go as for Halloween, then why not give a nod to the roaring 1920s and dress up as a party-loving flapper girl? Halloween (or any themed party, in fact) is the perfect time of year to rock this fabulous vintage look!
So if, like us, you want to look uber stylish for your next celebrations, flick through our gallery above, or scroll down to be inspired by our favourite Great Gatsby hairstyles!
Flapper Girl Bob
When picking a 1920s inspired hairstyle, the flapper bob is probably the first look to spring to mind. Pay homage to the bobbed style of the day with a super short cut and blunt, full bangs. Credit: @goodlookingobjects
Finger Waves in Short Hair
If there’s any hairstyle that screams The Great Gatsby, it has to be finger waves. Famous for being the ‘It’ hairstyle during the 1920s, this chic form of waves can be rather tricky to create, but once achieved, the final look is utterly stunning!
Editor’s tip: Achieve this ’20s-inspired look by using a spritz of the VO5 Flexible Hold Hairspray before and after styling your waves to help create and define your style.
Glam Waves on Long Hair
Finger waves don’t just look good in short hair, you know: they’re also perfect for long, thick hair, too! In fact, if you have lusciously long locks, you can actually get away with your finger waves being a little looser and more touchable, seeing as you have plenty of length to play with.
Let’s be honest, nothing oozes retro glamour more than glamorous movie star waves!
Bouncy Waves and Glitzy Headpieces
For a truly iconic Halloween look, why not opt for bouncy, voluminous waves paired with an embellished, Gatsby-inspired headpiece? Even today headbands are a regular at fashion week, so this look makes for a super on-trend way to work this retro style.
And, when worked with a red lip and some dramatic smoky eyeshadow, you’ll look like the belle of the ball at any Halloween party!
Editor’s tip: To get Daisy Buchanan’s iconic shiny hair, don’t forget to spritz some TIGI Bed Head Headrush Shine Hairspray into your tresses, for an added gloss boost!
Retro Blunt Bob
For an ultra vintage-looking Halloween style, draw inspiration from another favourite 1920s look, and opt for a razor sharp bob. This may be quite a contrast to the softer finger wave looks shown above, but this look nonetheless epitomises the party-ready aesthetics of the era.
And, if you don’t want to commit to cutting off your hair for one night of partying, then don’t fret: there are plenty of short wigs on the market that will make you look just the part.
Pearl Hair Accessories
Any look that involves you dripping in pearls is a surefire winner. There are a million and one ways to incorporate pearls into your look, whether it’s with a headband or individual pearl hair slides. Just don’t forget the matching earrings! Credit: @3fliss_okeefe
Side-swept Finger Waves
Want to keep your hair off your face while you party all night? Well, we’ve got the perfect Great Gatsby-inspired hairstyle for you: side-swept finger waves.
For a refined look that won’t let you down, we think this look works especially well when pinned into a stunning updo. Elegance, class and fun-factor? Check, check and check!
Did you know that you can basically turn any wavy or curly hairstyle into a Great Gatsby hair masterpiece? Yes, it’s true! No flapper girl worth her salt would be seen without a headpiece wrapped around her ‘do.
We’d recommend opting for either lace, velvet, embellished, or feathered hair accessories, to really up the vintage hairstyle ante.
Also appropriately known as the nervous bob, a faux bob is the perfect way to get in on the bob hair action without taking the scissors to your flowing locks.
Want a hairstyle that you haven’t seen before? Embellished beaded headpieces are the epitome of over the top Gatsby-esque style and will give your look a cool art deco feel.
But on a more practical level, they’re also one of the easiest Halloween hairstyles to take on, as with such a standout headpiece you can afford to keep the hair simple underneath. Credit: @amandacarolinecouture
Add a frightfully vintage look to your Halloween party style with a single kiss curl on the side of your face in the style of the day. It’s an instantly recognisable flapper hairstyle, so there’ll be no doubting who you’ve come dressed as. Mwah!