Put a new spin on classic Victorian styles.
Victorian hairstyles cover a lot of ground and include a variety of hair types and trends. Some styles are more laid-back and easygoing, while others require accessories and techniques that are a little more complex and intricate. If you’re looking for Victorian hairstyles to inspire your look this season, then you’ve come to the right place.
Whether you have five minutes or 20, or whether you have long or short hair to play around with, you’re sure to find something that works for you. Scroll on for hairstyles from the Victorian era to modernize today:
23 Victorian Hairstyles to Modernize
1. Brushed-Out Curls
Dig your hairbrush out of storage and comb through your curls for a laid-back, brushed-out look. This relaxed look is an easy way to embrace your natural texture while still changing up your look.
2. A Very 2018 Victorian Style
Looking to bring a classic Victorian style into the 21st century? Embrace a world without styling tools and let your hair grow out. Wear it loose and natural for an easy go-to look.
3. Extra Long Ponytail
Grab your longest hair extensions and clip them into the back of your hair to aid you in creating a super, super long ponytail. Use a curling iron to curl your hair and the extensions together for maximum blending.
4. Keep It Natural
Sometimes natural is best, and this style is proof. Skip all the hair products and embrace a touch of frizz.
5. All Pinned Up
This is one of those styles that works for women of all ages. Pin your strands up into an elegant low bun and spritz the finished look with a spray of Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray to hold it in place.
6. Voluminous Bun
Nail this look in no time by teasing the hair at the back of your head and winding your hair into a low bun. Use bobby pins to hold the finished look in place.
7. A Modern Take
Combine volume and shine for a very modern take on a classic Victorian voluminous look. Tease the hair at the top of your head, then use your hairbrush or comb to smooth the top. Run TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color Smoothing Serum for a color-safe way to add smoothness and shine to the bottom three-quarters of your hair.
8. Teased Updo
Use the twist and pin method to fake pro updo skills. Twist one-inch strands of hair back away from your face and pin them into place. Cross two bobby pins into an ‘X’ shape to lock them into place.
9. Classic Tight Curls
10. Twisted Curls
It really doesn’t get any easier than this. Use your natural texture or run a curling iron through your hair to create messy texture. Take large strands of hair and twist them back into an updo. Be sure not to pull too tight so that you don’t compromise the shape of each curl.
11. Twisted Low Crown
This look is fit for a Victorian princess, not to mention show off your beautiful highlights! Twist two front pieces back into a low crown and secure it in place with a clear hair tie that seamlessly blends into your hair.
12. Curly Braid
Victorian styles are all about including volume up on top. Wear your hair in a long three-strand braid, but ensure that you get to show your curls off by pulling the shorter layers out.
14. Curl Your Bob
Combine new and old trends by wearing your hair in a short curly bob.
15. Feathers for Days
Looking for a Victorian hairstyle that works with any hair type and texture? Try a feathered headband. This is a nod to classic Victorian hair accessories and works well with a variety of hair types.
16. Flower Headband
On that note, it’s important to remember that the right hair accessories can transform any look. Upgrade a classic low bun by adding a floral headband that makes a major statement.
17. Natural Curls
Tuck real flowers into your hair just above your ear for an age-old form of accessorizing.
18. Go for a Deep Part
We’re sure you already know all about how impactful a simple change of your part can be. Pair classic curls with a different part for an instant switch of perspective.
19. Side Twists
Play with texture and dimension by pairing tight curls with elegant side twists.
20. Smooth Bun
This modern version of a Victorian style requires a little bit of shine and minimal styling. Run Suave Professionals Avocado+Olive Oil Smoothing Leave-In Conditioning Cream throughout hair and pull it back into a low bun. Tug a few pieces loose in the front for extra visual interest.
21. Styled Waves
Loosely gather your hair into a half updo and take care to smooth the sides out while leaving the top loose. Let the waves on the top of the style remain defined to nail this look.
22. A Polished Updo
Tease, tease and tease some more. Use a teasing comb to create lift at the front roots of your hair and smooth the look backwards. Use the same comb to streamline any flyaways and then secure the half-up style with a hair tie.
23. Twisted Half-Updo
Create vertical twists by taking a French braid approach to this style. Start each twist at your roots and add hair to the stitch as you move downwards.