Ooze vintage glamour with these 16 looks…
They’re timeless and a red carpet staple for a reason — and if you still haven’t given vintage hairstyles for long hair a chance this season, your long strands are seriously missing out!
From elegant victory rolls to chic scarf-adorned styles, there’s a whole host of easy vintage hairstyles for long hair waiting to take your mane game to whole new level. We can’t wait to see what you pick…
16 vintage hairstyles for long hair to try in 2018
1. Half-up, half-down quiff
Easy vintage hairstyles for long hair do exist! Take this this pretty half-up, half-down quiff for example — its flexible enough for the office, dinner, and just about any event you’ve got lined up.
2. Victory rolls
For many of us, victory rolls are probably one of the first vintage hairstyles for long hair to spring to mind. Not only because they came about during some of the toughest times in history (especially during World War II), but also because victory rolls can still be seen in various different guises on international runways and editorial pages today.
However, what we really love about the victory roll is that it’s a high impact look that keeps hair off your face and is perfect for just about every formal occasion coming up this summer – not to mention it’s pretty easy to create, too.
3. Modern victory rolls
The fastest way to take your victory rolls to modern heights? Work with one victory roll, instead of two, and pair it with loose Hollywood curls, just like this beauty has done.
4. Victory updo
Editor’s tip: Creating the perfect victory roll may require some heated styling, so don’t forget to use a heat protectant. Our fave? The TRESemmé Heat Defence Spray, which will protect your strands against heat damage.
5. Hollywood waves
There’s no way around it: Hollywood waves are one of the most dazzling vintage hairstyles for long hair around. They’re exactly what you need to make you feel like a part of the glitterati!
6. Hollywood ponytail
This glitzy, wavy hairstyle is great for ponytail devotees who want a vintage style that’s not too over-the-top. Leaving some hair out at the front will help boost this look’s romance levels.
7. Finger waves + low bun
If anyone is going to convince us to give finger waves a go, it’s Tyra Banks! Showing us how fun vintage hairstyles for long hair can be, she’s given this retro look a modern update with a textured low bun.
Recommended read: 14 vintage updos you’ll adore.
9. Rolled updo
Editor’s tip: The secret to vintage hairstyles for long hair? A shine spray, of course! You can make any of the ‘dos mentioned in this edit shimmer, sparkle and last longer with the TIGI Bed Head Masterpiece Shine Hairspray.
10. Elegant side bun
Can’t get enough of easy vintage hairstyles for long hair? Neither can we! So, we just had to include this vintage side bun into this edit, to give you another reason to channel your inner retro queen.
11. French twist
Think you can’t do a French twist? These easy steps, here, will prove you can. Who knew that looking you’re a permanent resident of the South of France could be this easy, eh?
Recommended read: 7 French hairstyles to inspire your next ‘do.
12. ’60s ponytail
13. Scarf ponytail
Inspired by the ’50s, we love this no-fuss ponytail with a printed scarf. If you decide to go for this look, don’t forget the red lipstick, will you?
14. Dirty Dancing curls
Looking for easy vintage hairstyles for long hair that is also curly? You’ll be ready to hit the dance floor (and rule it) with this flirty, timeless number.
15. Supermodel waves
Just because the ’90s supermodel era is over, doesn’t mean you can’t rock long supermodel waves in 2018. All that’s left to do? Find a runway show to debut your cool-girl look.
Editor’s tip: Whether you pick curls or waves to slay, you can’t go wrong with using the VO5 Big Volume Mousse to help you create the style you want.
16. Retro headband
Adding vintage-inspired accessories to your favourite hairstyles is a brilliant way of upgrading a basic look for both day and evening.
During the ’50s, the addition of a headscarf to an array of updos was an essential component when it comes to nailing a variety of different looks, not to mention it was a means of making certain hairstyles more practical.
So, whether you’re sitting by the pool or exploring the city, a pretty, printed headscarf is sure to add a fun twist to your existing style.