6 Cool Vintage Hair Ideas to Try ASAP

All Things Hair | 16 August 2016

Think of it as #ThrowbackThursday for your hair!

Living in a day and age where it’s common to see someone who looks like they walked out of the ’40s stroll by someone who’s rocking a nineties look can make it tough to decide what to wear, and even tougher, how to style your hair. With a century’s worth of styles to choose from, where’s a girl to start? Well, the best part about this little blast from the past phenomenon is that it means vintage hair looks can make their way into your everyday routine. From glamorous waves of the ‘40s to the pigtail buns of the 90s, we’ve got you covered so that you can rock a different decade any day or everyday! Be sure to get excited because your hair sense will never look more on point! Read on to discover some of our favorites that’ll take your hair back to the past.

Try These Awesome Vintage Hair Trends from Every Era

Vintage Hair Glam Waves

1. The Forties

Glam ’40s waves have been popping up all over Hollywood which means one thing: we want to emulate the red carpet look. This timeless hairstyle is not only perfect for nearly any occasion, but it’s easy to create, too! All you’ll need is a round brush, a one-inch curling iron, some bobby pins and some serum like the Dove Quench Absolute Supreme Creme Serum for added shine as you rock this celeb-worthy look.

Vintage Hair Gibson Tuck

2. The Fifties

Ah, the Gibson Tuck; talk about versatility. Whether you want to wear it as a fancy updo for your next night out, or simply want to hit Pilates with a more fashionable ‘do, this super simple twist will easily become a new fave.

Vintage Hair Beehive Bouffant
A beehive is a perfect ode to the past with this modern update. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. The Sixties

A wise woman once said “That’s why her hair is so big; it’s full of secrets”. Let us let you in on a little secret of our own, when it comes to this beehive ‘do of the sixties the volume is all about hairspray paired with lots and lots of teasing. Sound like your cup of tea? Grab a fine toothed comb and use some of the Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray to bring this runway-ready look to life.

Vintage Hair Relaxed Waves
Awesome waves that are a modern ode to the ’70s. Photo credit: ingitalimages.com

4. The Seventies

Looking to channel your inner hippie? These super laid back waves are the offspring of our other fave: glam 40s waves. The difference? Seventies waves pride themselves on being less sleek and more carefree. To maintain touchable waves all day, lock in your style by using some of the Nexxus New York Salon Care Comb Thru Finishing Mist. It’ll provide you with the perfect amount of hold without making your hair sticky.


Vintage Hair Crimping
Crimping is back and better than ever. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

5. The Eighties

Ah, the days of hair crimping. We can all remember when we first crimped our hair. There’s just something about the awesome texture and instant added volume that makes this vintage hairstyle a must in every girl’s throwback hair routine.

Vintage Hair Pigtail Buns

6. The Nineties

Can you say #Obsessed?! We’re really loving that everything ’90s is coming back including the awesome ’90s hairstyles. One of those pigtail buns are making a comeback. Whether you want to rock this look half-up or full out, you’re bound to make a statement. Perfect for your gym hair look, work or a night out on the town, the possibilities with this awesome look are endless.

Want even more vintage looks? Check out our gallery of some of our favorite’40s hairstyle ideas.