What if I told you that most Vintage hairstyles can be done in 5 minutes?
What if I said that most of those beautifully polished looks that you see in old Hollywood films are actually incredibly easy to do?
Whenever you see those trademark Rockabilly bangs, side-swept rolls, or intricately tied headscarves and turbans you might think to yourself,
Well forget that, that ain’t happenin’.
The truth is, there are many hairstyles from yesteryear that can be achieved easily and, in a pinch, and there’s a good reason:
The hair products and styling tools we have today didn’t exist back then!
As a result, hairdressers and stylists had to come up with styles and techniques based on what was available to them and the public.
Which if we compare it to today’s market……..wasn’t much.
1. 1940’s Side-Swept Twist with French Comb
Coming in at number one is the easiest of them all. In fact, this style will most likely take you less than 5 minutes to create. If you’re looking to pin your hair out of your face, but want a more sophisticated alternative, this Side-Swept style is a perfect take on casual, yet classy. Whether your hair is bone-straight or curly, adding a French comb is a unique accent to bring the whole style together.
2. 1940’s Style Head scarf
Around the turn of the century, vintage scarves became a must-have staple in most women’s wardrobes. The scarf was a versatile accessory worn in the warmer or colder months and often accompanied a woman wherever she went. It could remedy a bad hair day, add character to a simple outfit, or keep a lady warm on a cool day.
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3. 1950’s Rockabilly Bumper Bang
The rockabilly bump is one of the quintessential vintage/retro hairstyle trademarks for women and young girls of the ‘50’s, and also surprisingly easy to do!
For years and years, I used to think only women with thick hair, could style their bangs in such a perfectly rounded way! It wasn’t until later that I found out that there’s actually a hair accessory they wrap their hair around called a rat, to get that rounded shape so perfectly!
Teeheehee. I don’t know what it is about this word, but the sound of it always makes me giggle. Actually, the snood has quite the history. Though typically worn like a hairnet, over the years, the snood has had a modern makeover making it stylish yet still practical.
This simple hair accessory has always been the poster child for perfect hair days because it keeps your hair out of your face while giving the illusion to others that you put a concentrated effort into your look.
Shhh, I won’t tell if you don’t.
5. 1950’s Hair Flip & Bouffant
Last on the list is the 1960’s Hair Flip & Bouffant. Technically these are two separate vintage hairstyles, however, this combined iconic look has defined the looks of famous figures such as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Bridget Bardot, and Aretha Franklin.
With just a bit of teasing at the root and a simple curl at the end of the hair, you can turn any ordinary half-up-half-down hairstyle into a stunning retro look.
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