These vintage updo hairstyles are ready to take your style game up a notch!
Okay, if you haven’t already noticed, vintage updo hairstyles are making a fashionable comeback this year – and we’re totally here for it. There has been no shortage of retro inspiration from the runways and red carpets (which means now’s the opportune time to jump on board the trend!).
So if the idea of twisting and pinning your hair into a vintage updo intrigues you, we’ve got just thing for you with our edit of wearable retro styles.
14 vintage updo hairstyles to take note of
1. Quiff updo
You can’t talk about vintage updo hairstyles without mentioning Elvis’ iconic quiff! And guess what? This retro ‘do looks just as stylish on ladies, too.
Give your go-to bun a vintage feel by teaming it with a relaxed quiff.
2. Sleek beehive
This ultra-elegant beehive has the added bonus of having the fashionable seal of approval by Audrey Hepburn and will totally allow you to channel your inner Holly Golightly with ease.
3. Undone beehive
If you want your beehive to look less polished and more cool-girl, try leaving a few tendrils out to help frame your face and add a touch of softness to the overall look.
Editor’s tip: Tempted to test drive this date night-ready updo? Just spray the TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo on your roots before creating it, to get the sky-high volume and texture this look requires.
4. Victory roll updo
When it comes to vintage updo hairstyles, incorporating some victory rolls into an otherwise simple bun style is an easy way to channel the ’40s.
5. Retro ponytail
Make your ponytail feel fresh again with a fun patterned scarf for a pop of colour!
6. Teased ponytail
Voluminous vintage updo hairstyles, like this flirty ponytail, are all you need to make your flat strands feel fuller while looking like you’ve stepped out of ’60s cult film.
Recommended read: How to tease hair tutorial.
7. Faux hawk ponytail
Want a style that’ll have you standing out of the crowd? We’ve got just the thing: a fierce faux hawk ponytail.
8. Bumper bangs updo
Why cut your hair to get Bettie Page bangs when you can fake it with bumper bangs?
After curling your hair with an iron, create your bumper bangs by rolling the front section of your hair up into itself (like you would a victory roll), until you have one wide roll across your forehead.
Secure this roll with bobby pins, and then fan it out by gently tugging at the sides. Team the look with a polished low bun — et voilà!
Editor’s tip: Setting your look in place will be easy with the TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray at hand. This nifty product will help keep your mane looking like a masterpiece all day, so what’s not to love?
9. The Gibson tuck hairstyle
Yes, the Gibson tuck is back! For those who don’t know, back then being called a Gibson girl was your equivalent to being called Blair Waldorf, and this trendy hairstyle was a way of telling those around you, you’re an It-girl.
Sound like your cup of tea? Luckily for you, you can DIY this ‘do at home by following our lovely Gibson tuck hair tutorial.
10. French twist
11. Finger waves + low bun
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12. Scarf updo
Having a bad hair day? When your mane isn’t playing game, just grab a scarf and wrap it around a topknot for an easy way to exude retro vibes. It’s time to show your hair who’s boss in the chicest way possible!
13. Accessorised beehive
14. Half-up, half-down beehive hairstyle
Okay, we know this is not technically an updo, but this half-up hairstyle works on so many levels that we just had to include in our edit!
Opt for this retro style and it will allow you to show off your hair length while ensuring your strands are kept off your face.