12 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles to Inspire Your Wedding Day Look

Something borrowed, something blue, something...vintage?

Inspiration for your wedding day can come from a number of places. Pinterest, Instagram, or even wedding videos. There’s no right or wrong place to get inspiration for your big day. When it comes to hair, we’ve been coming back to vintage wedding hairstyles as a source of some old school meets modern day hair ideas. These classic styles are full of charm and they’re guaranteed to be a timeless choice. Whether you’re trying to avoid trendier choices when it comes to your overall look and wedding day decor, or you’re just looking for a vintage-inspired style, we’ve got something that will work for you. Keep reading to check out our collection vintage wedding hairstyles that are sure to inspire your wedding day look.

Vintage Wedding Hairstyles to Inspire

vintage wedding hairstyles 20s style
Perfect for a themed wedding.

1. 20s-Inspired

Whether you’re planning a themed wedding or just have a soft spot for the 1920s, this flapper-inspired look is beautiful and super easy to create. Simply use a headband placed across retro curls to create this style.

vintage wedding hairstyles blonde bun with pearls
Incorporate a strong of pearls into a simple style.

2. Bridal Touch

If you’re not interested in wearing pearls but want to incorporate them into your wedding day look one way or another then you might want to consider threading them into your updo. Whether you opt for pearls, or another piece of jewelry, this is a great way to include family heirlooms into your big day.

vintage wedding hairstyles side part loose curls clips
Let the hair accessories do the talking.

3. Feel Like You

It can be overwhelming to pick out your look for your big day. While you want to look dressed up and extra special you still want to feel like you! Opt for a small hair accessory and leave the rest of your hair down for a simple style that includes high color contrast.

vintage wedding hairstyles pinned curls
This style works on a number of different hair types and textures.

4. Gather Your Curls

Leave your curly hair natural or create soft curls using a curling iron. To create, gather them up and pin them into place for a concentrated style that exposes your beautiful face.

vintage wedding hairstyles head wrap
This style allows your entire look to blend seamlessly.

5. Bejeweled

This style is not for the faint of heart. A strategically placed decorated head piece will keep your roots volumized all night long.

vintage wedding hairstyles flowers updo
Weave your flowers into your updo.

6. Tucked Flowers

Incorporate flowers into your wedding day hairstyle by tucking them into your updo. A great stylist will be able to create this jaw-dropping look for major impact.

vintage wedding hairstyles deep side swept waves
Proof that there’s no such thing as too much drama.

7. Upgrade Your Curls

Upgrade simple curls with a super deep-side part. Gathering all your hair to one side will show off the top of your dress and your flawless makeup.

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A deep side part is a key part of this look.

8. Pinned Up Curls

A classic for a reason, this look thrives on a deep-side part and perfectly pinned curls.

vintage wedding hairstyles rolled curls
Opt for rolled and pinned curls.

9. Rolled Curls

This is a classic retro look that maintains the integrity of your curls in a beautifully pinned up look.

vintage wedding hairstyles simple twisted updo
Keep it easy and simple.

10. Simple is Sometimes Best

Pair understated flowers with a simple twisted updo for easy vintage wedding hair.

vintage wedding hairstyles tight curls
Brushed out curls are a more recent trend.

11. Intact Curls

To achieve this look, create tight curls that go in towards your face. Tease the hair at your crown and pin a small portion up with a hair accessory of your choice.

vintage wedding hairstyles twisted curls
Pull your hair away from your face into a cascade of tight curls.

12. Tight Curls & Beads

Pin your curls up into a cascade that falls over one shoulder and weave a string of jewels into the style. Place your veil in the back of the style so it falls in line with the curls for a seamless look.

Looking for more wedding hairstyles? Check out 42 fun-to-wear half up half down wedding styles