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 fun, flirty 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 some pin-up styles for long hair to inspire you:
Pin-Up Styles for Long Hair
1. Victory Rolls
Victory rolls may be a hallmark pin-up style, but they still give 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.
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 Bed Head by TIGI Flexi Head Strong Flexible Hold Hairspray to hold your style in place.
2. Micro Bangs
1950s pin-up queens also made micro bangs a popular girl-next-door style. But 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.
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 Curls Defining 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. Gently brush out your curls with a paddle brush. Secure your look with a strong-hold hairspray to avoid any frizzies or flyaways.
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 gel, like TRESemmé Mega Firm Control 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 an elastic, and spritz on some strong hold hairspray.
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!
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 around your hairline to help maintain a sleek finish.
7. Retro Half-Up
If you thought the half-up hairstyle only became trendy recently, think again. The look has been around for years!
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.