Vintage Hairstyles

Four Vintage Pin-Up Styles for Long Hair

Curated By
Courtney Leiva

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 in 2017 for a fun vintage twist. To look like a bombshell calendar girl in modern times, here are five pin-up styles for long hair that you’ve got to try out.

4 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 in 2017. 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.

Pin-Up Styles For Long Hair include chic micro bangs
Micro bangs still look fun and fresh in 2017.

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.

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 New York Salon Care Exxtra Hold Styling Gel on the root area of the head. Next, flip your hair upside down, and 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.

Want more vintage hairstyles like these pin-up styles? Check out our favorite looks from the ‘90s!


Courtney Leiva
14 February 2017