11 stunning vintage wedding hairstyles that you’re sure to love

You found your dream dress and picked your venue, so what's next? Your perfect hairstyle, of course. And we've found the most spectacular vintage wedding hairstyles just for you!  

For any bride-to-be, it can be stressful organising your big day: seating arrangements, picking a dining menu and sorting out the guest list to please your soon-to-be mother-in-law can be tall tasks. Not to mention picking a perfect bridal hairstyle.

But if you’ve decided on a vintage style wedding, we’re here to ease some of this stress with some big day #hairspiration. From classic updos to retro styles we have it all covered with our vintage wedding hairstyles round up.

Vintage wedding hairstyles to swoon over


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Hello, retro waves. Credit: Instagram.com/by_jodie

1. Hollywood waves

If you are looking for a classic hairstyle for your big day, then look no further, because Hollywood waves are for you. Give your style a retro touch by opting for a side parting, sweeping your hair to the side and finishing the look with a jewelled hair slide. Credit: @by_jodie

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Can you ever go wrong with a chignon? We think not. Credit: Instagram.com/sally_independenthairdesign

2. Floral chignon

No wedding day is complete without a chignon. To make your hairstyle stand out, add a beautiful array of flower accessories to fit the theme of your wedding. Credit: @sally_independenthairdesign

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Pin curls will look amazing on your big day. Credit: Instagram.com/vintagepalmer

3. Pretty pin curls

Pin curls are a classic choice for vintage weddings and it is no wonder considering how absolutely stunning it looks. Credit: @vintagepalmer

Editor’s tip: Keep your ‘do in place by generously spritzing your finished ‘do with VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray. This fast-drying hairspray will help hold your curls from day to night.

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You can’t get more retro than a victory roll. Credit: Instagram.com/lekeuxvintagesalonandparties

4. Victory roll

Trust us, victory roll hairstyles are far easier to create than they look. This hairstyle was super popular in the 1950s and have recently seen a resurgence, especially for retro brides. Want to do it yourself? Easy. You can learn how to create victory rolls, hereCredit: @lekeuxvintagesalonandparties

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Short and super sweet. Credit: Instagram.com/meleea_green

5. Short and sweet curls

Got a cute crop? Well, never fear because vintage wedding hairstyles look great on short hair as as well as longer manes. Just curl your hair and adding a vintage-inspired hair slide, like this bride to be above. Credit: @meleea_green

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This round-up wouldn’t be complete without a flapper-inspired look! Credit: Instagram.com/debrashirley1111

6. Fabulous flapper

Since the release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, there has been a huge surge in women opting for 1920s-inspired styles. So, if you love the iconic flapper girl finger wave and stunning accessories, why not make this your big day hairstyle? Credit: @debrashirley1111

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Go all out with this ‘do. Credit: Instagram.com/oldschoolpinups

7. Stunning vintage updo

Need a hairstyle that commands attention? Then look no further than this retro updo. It’s the French twist, victory roll and a low bun combination in one chic style that makes this ‘do look marvelous. Credit: @oldschoolpinups

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Sometimes it’s all in the accessories. Credit: Instagram.com/paulas-vintage-parlour

8. Hold on to your hat!

Want to make your simple updo look instantly impressive? Experiment topping off your look with a pretty, vintage-inspired hat. This will look stunning paired with a low bun or glamorous waves. Credit: @paulas-vintage-parlour

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Vintage wedding hairstyles look so elegant. Credit: Instagram.com/kitty_martini

9. Elegant finger waves

Finger waves are yet another retro style staple that we can’t get enough of and it’s not just us that love the style, the catwalks have been awash with 1920s-inspired finger waves. So your vintage wedding hairstyle will be bang on trend. Credit: @kitty_martini

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Update your look with a jewelled accessory. Credit: Instagram.com/selinagracehair

10. Side swept curls

Looking for a slightly modern take on Hollywood waves? Then draw inspiration from this modest retro interpretation and simply add an embellished hair slide as your pièce de résistanceCredit: @selinagracehair

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Could this be the one? Credit: Instagram.com/teaandtrim

11. Modern day pin-up

Allow your hair to frame and highlight your face with stunning pinup curls. Believe us, the final look will rival any Hollywood silver screen siren. Credit: @teaandtrim


Still in need of further hair inspiration for your big day? Then head on over to our Wedding Hairstyles page for everything from bridal hairstyles to bridesmaids looks and flower girl ‘dos.

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