Vintage Hairstyle Ideas: A Modern Take on Old Trends

Easy vintage hairstyle ideas to inspire your next look.

Flipping through old family photo albums can sometimes bring on unexpected beauty and style as you scope out old vintage hairstyle ideas. From formal events to everyday snapshots, old school hairstyles have a certain simplicity to them that we’ve been lusting after lately. While we’re not quite ready to trade our hair rollers for recycled tin cans (yes, that was a thing!), we have been thinking of vintage hairstyle ideas with a modern spin. The right combination of hair products and styling skills will take vintage hairstyle ideas borrowed from your grandmother’s wedding pictures straight into 2016. Keep reading for our best tips for how to achieve these vintage hairstyle ideas today.

Vintage Hairstyle Ideas You’ve Got to Try:

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Learning how to create this much volume is a must-have skill.

1. Big Hair

We are all about that volume when recreating our favorite vintage hairstyles. Achieving this level of big hair requires a careful combination of the right hair care products, a teasing comb and some patience. Washing and conditioning your hair with the Suave Professionals Volumizing Shampoo and the Suave Professionals Volumizing Conditioner will start you off with some instant lift at your roots. Once your hair is completely dry, use a one-inch curling iron to help you to curls all over your head, making sure to leave the top half straight. Now it’s time to tease! Use a rat-tail comb and then tease the entire top section of your hair, starting from the back and working your way to the front. Smooth the finished style down with your comb, gather your hair into a low bun and pin it into place, and enjoy the awesome lift in your hair that you just created.

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The right products make creating this hairstyle super easy.

2. Sleek and Straight

What’s not to like about a hairstyle that’s easy to create while still maintaining a vintage edge? Straight hair has been a favorite for decades and with today’s technology, creating this style has never been more simple. A few drops of the TRESemmé Keratin Infusing Smoothing Serum after you straighten your hair will keep your frizz at bay, while it makes your strands extra shiny and smooth. You may have stopped straightening your hair in favor of a style that puts up less of a fight when the weather starts to get humid, but this smoothing serum will settle this one for you. Rock your straight style in peace and enjoy the benefits of silky locks.

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Retro waves a.k.a your grandmother’s killer wedding hairstyle.

3. Vintage Waves

Emphasize your waves with the Bed Head by TIGI Maxxed Out Massive Hold Hairspray and rock a look fit for the 1920s. The secret to recreating this flapper style is putting your rat-tail comb to good use. Create a sharp deep side part in your hair and pull your waves into a low bun. Use your comb to define your waves by gently created ridges in your style. Lightly push sections of hair up towards the top of your head and continue until all of your hair is covered in ridges. Pair this style with a deep red lip for the ultimate recreation!

Looking for more vintage hairstyle ideas? Check out our tutorial for how to create a cool vintage updo hairstyle.