Our gallery of vintage short hair looks is here to solve all your mane dilemmas!
While you might be thinking those with long hair get to have all the fun with vintage hairstyles, you’ll be happy to know that vintage short hair styles do exist — and, boy oh boy are they beautiful!
To tempt you to channel your inner retro queen, we’ve looked to the red carpet to find you the best vintage hairstyles for short hair. So, what are you waiting for?
15 vintage short hair styles celebs love (and so will you!)
1. Pinned back
Turning your bob into a ’40s-ready style is super easy! All you have to do is fashion half of it into a loose swirl and pin it back, like this.
2. Quiff updo with bun
With a tousled Elvis-inspired quiff at the front and a high bun at the back, you’ll be retro ready for any occasion.
3. Flapper bob
Instead of keeping it sleek, the star has given her throwback bob a modern refresh by getting choppy layers cut in.
Editor’s tip: Styling textured bangs and layers really couldn’t be simpler, just grab your bottle of VO5 Dry Texturising Spray and spritz it over your mane for an effortless, lived-in look.
4. Flapper bun
Styling her lob length hair into a deep side parting and into a low flapper bun, this beauty gives her eye-catching ‘do the perfect retro edge with a peacock and headband accessory.
5. Finger waves
Recommended read: See the other 1920s hairstyles we’re loving.
6. Victory roll updo
There’s no doubt you’ll love this short vintage hair look: a twirling half-victory roll styled into an updo! Lucky for you, we’ve got an easy tutorial on how to create victory rolls.
7. Victory rolls with an undercut
Rockabilly hairstyles, like these victory rolls with a shaved hair design, are great for when you want a short edgy style full of retro flair. Whether you go this colourful with your look is all up to you!
The best thing about short vintage hairstyles? They can be tailored to your hair type.
To give her short relaxed hair a vintage feel, Tessa Thompson fashioned it into a rolled pompadour style. Will you try it out?
9. Hollywood waves
Not only will they make the perfect accessory to any evening dress, but they’ll also make you feel like you’ve stepped out of a classic film.
Editor’s tip: Creating glitzy waves will require heat. So, you really can’t go wrong with using a heat protectant spray like the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray.
This shine-boosting spray will make it easier for you to achieve this hairstyle while also protecting your strands against heat damage.
10. French twist
11. Marilyn Monroe curls
12. Mini beehive
13. Teased ponytail
Now, we’ve already shown you 8 amazing ways you can rock a vintage short hair look in real life, but we’re not done yet!
You can give your daily ponytail a ’60s makeover with some serious teasing action, as Dianna Argon demonstrates.
Editor’s tip: The secret behind short vintage hairstyleslike this one? A volumising spray, of course!
Create the body and fullness this pony needs by misting the TONI&GUY 3D Volumiser Spray on your roots before blow-drying.
Bouffants are another one of our favourite short vintage hairstyles, especially when they’re finessed with a simple Alice headband.
15. Scarf updo + faux fringe
So you’ve fallen in love with hair scarves? Well, lucky for you, they’ve got a starring role in a lot of vintage hairstyles for short hair.
You can exude vintage vibes by wrapping one around your hair, and take it a step further by creating a faux fringe by curling the front of your strands, just like Andra Day.