Finding it tricky to pick out a new hairstyle to try? Instead of facing yet another boring hair day (because ain’t nobody got time for that!), why not take a trip down memory lane by trying some easy vintage hairstyles?
These lovely, easy vintage hair looks have stood the test of time, so we can guarantee they’ll take your mane game up a new notches.
10 easy vintage hair looks you can do yourself
1. Old Hollywood waves
You may or may not have heard of Veronica Lake, but we’re pretty sure you’re familiar with the vintage hairstyle that she made popular: Hollywood waves.
They’re undeniably glamorous and a fail-safe way to boost your hair’s charm. Want to try out this silver screen look? Then check out our quick video tutorial.
2. Accent braid
If you’re looking to make a subtle statement with your straight hair, this is the easy vintage hair look you should copy. Yep, one bold accent braid is all you need to give your hair a boho, ’70s feel.
Editor’s tip: Do your locks tend to fall on the finer side? You can easily plump up your accent plait with the TONI&GUY Root Lift Sculpting Powder.
Simply dust it over your braid after you’ve weaved it, then pancake it (gently pull apart each section of the braid) and prepare to be amazed by how full and texturised it looks.
3. Jackie Kennedy hair
Fancy yourself as the next First Lady? Do your best impression of Jackie Kennedy with this blow-dried, swept-back ‘do.
Not only will this sophisticated, voluminous style make you feel like a complete #girlboss, and on a more practical level, it will keep your mane up and off your face too.
4. Pin curls
When it comes to easy vintage hairstyles, pin curls are one of our absolute faves because they’re super-cute and work for all hair types.
With this playful ‘do at hand, you’ll be the retro queen of any occasion — especially if you accessorise the look with some flowers.
Next read: 17 curly updos you need to try now.
5. Scarf updo
Got a more casual event to attend and don’t want to look too ‘done up’ but still want to look great at the same time? Add a printed scarf to your go-to messy updo and you’ll be seriously ready to #slay.
6. Bardot bun
And luckily for you, this easy vintage hair idea can be master with our quick tutorial. Ooh la la!
Editor’s tip: As we’ve said before, texture is everything when it comes to getting the French Girl look we all love. So, if you’re naturally lacking in that department, we suggest you get your hands on the VO5 Dry Texturising Spray, pronto.
A quick blast of this into your roots will revive your mane and also give you the perfectly-imperfect texture needed to create this ’60s look.
7. Preppy ponytail
We all love a good ponytail but if you really want to make yours stand out, you’ll need to take notes from this gorgeous fashion week style, above.
Just add a little volume and texture to quickly take your mane to cool girl-worthy heights.
8. Low rolled updo
You won’t have to spend hours on your hair every morning with this romantic, rolled vintage hair updo in your life.
9. The twist
Bold and high-impact, this vintage hairstyle can practically be done in less than 5 minutes – no joke. With a relaxed, voluminous quiff at the front, this look immediately gives an edgy, rockabilly touch to your look while giving you the option to leave your hair down or style it up.
10. Half-up, half-down bouffant
Looking for easy vintage hairstyles that’ll allow you to show off your lush lengths? Well, this chic, half-up, half-down bouffant certainly won’t disappoint.
Editor’s tip: Finish up your beautiful bouffant with a quick all-over spritz of the TRESemmé Ultimate Shine Hold Hairspray, to ensure your half-up hairstyle lasts all day.