8 Vintage Pin-Up Styles for Long Hair

Courtney Leiva | 21 September 2018
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Vintage styles we adore.

While victory rolls, vintage waves and micro bang hairstyles were ultra popular styles back when pin-up girls and screen sirens reigned supreme, these same darling looks can be worn today. It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing it as a style for Halloween or for a special occasion. All of these styles are wearable and fairly easy to create. 

To look like a bombshell calendar girl in modern times, here are eight pin-up styles for long hair that you’ve got to try out.



8 Pin-Up Styles for Long Hair



Pin-Up Styles For Long Hair include quirky Victory Rolls
Victory Rolls give longer lengths and fun, Rockabilly vibe!

1. Victory Rolls

Victory rolls may be a hallmark pin-up style, but it still gives updos and longer lengths a quirky rockabilly vibe. To create this look, start by brushing your hair with a paddle brush. If you have detangling spray on hand, you’ll want to apply your product before styling to make sure your hair is free of any knots. Once your product has been applied, start by parting your hair off to the side. Next, grab the piece of hair you plan to roll, and gently backcomb the section to get some extra volume.

To create your roll, fashion the ends of each desired section into a large loop, and roll the loop up towards the top part of your head. Secure with your look bobby pins, and use the Bed Head by TIGI Flexi Head Strong Flexible Hold Hairspray to hold your style in place.

BED HEAD by TIGI FLEXI HEAD STRONG FLEXIBLE HOLD HAIRSPRAY
BED HEAD by TIGI FLEXI HEAD STRONG FLEXIBLE HOLD HAIRSPRAY
Pin-Up Styles For Long Hair include chic micro bangs
Micro bangs still look fun and fresh.

2. Micro Bangs

1950s pin-up queens also made micro bangs a popular girl-next-door style. However, this look can still be worn today for a mod and trendy edge. While these bangs are nothing short of chic, it’s important to keep in mind that baby bangs require constant care (via trims) and styling. However, accessories can definitely dress up your bangs easily, so be sure to add in a bright colored bandana to show off your eccentric style.

Pin-Up Styles For Long Hair include soft and sexy waves!
Longer lengths can wear soft romantic waves easily.

3. Old Hollywood Waves

Longer lengths should also be encouraged to wear soft romantic waves, especially since this was one hairstyle ‘40s pin-up girls made super famous. To get this super sexy look, start by applying the Dove Style +Care Volume Amplifier Mousse onto your clean, parted hair to give your hair some added volume. Next, take a 1-inch curling wand, and start to create loose romantic curls all around the head. To get that come-hither wave, gently brush out your curls with a paddle brush. Secure your look with a strong-hold hairspray to avoid any frizzies or flyaways.

DOVE STYLE+CARE VOLUME AMPLIFIER MOUSSE
DOVE STYLE+CARE VOLUME AMPLIFIER MOUSSE
Pin-Up Styles For Long Hair include a retro ponytail
A retro high ponytail is always in style!

4. Retro High Ponytail

Retro high ponytails also look amazing on longer lengths, especially since they deliver a polished and sophisticated finish. To achieve your high pony, start by applying the Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel to your hair to tame stray hairs. Next, flip your hair upside down. Proceed to brush your hair into a high ponytail that sits on top of the head. Secure your style with a good elastic, and spritz on some strong hold hairspray.

NEXXUS EXXTRA HOLD SCULPTING GEL
NEXXUS EXXTRA HOLD SCULPTING GEL
pin-up style for long hair: retro pin up
Can’t go wrong with this classic pin-up retro style.

5. Retro Pin-Up

We don’t know if we love the tucked-in fringe or the bandana accessory more. What we do know is this: In order to complete this look, you can’t have one without the other.

pin up styles for long hair: low bun
Keep it retro-chic with a low bun.

6. Low Bun

What’s easy, cute and retro-chic all over? This low bun. Give your go-to bun hairstyle a pin-up twist on your long hair. When creating your style, smooth hair down with a toothbrush around your hairline to help   maintain a sleek finish.

pin-up styles for long hair: half up
Add some victory rolls into the mix and you’ve got a vintage style.

7. Retro Half-Up

If you thought the half-up hairstyle started recently think again. The look has been around for years. Take some inspiration from this vintage style to channel the look.

pin-up styles for long hair: voluminous curls
Go big or go home!

8. Voluminous Curls

What’s a pin-up style without volume? These voluminous curls are ideal if you’re not looking for an updo style. Use a curling iron to curl sections of hair and set with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend Hold Level 4 for extended staying power.

TRESemmé COMPRESSED MICRO MIST HAIRSPRAY EXTEND HOLD LEVEL 4
TRESemmé COMPRESSED MICRO MIST HAIRSPRAY EXTEND HOLD LEVEL 4


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