20 Retro Hairstyles You Can Still Rock Today

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From old-school Hollywood glamour through to the 90’s, these gorgeous vintage and vintage-inspired hairstyles have stood the test of time!

Don’t even think that your hairstyle options are limited to current fads! If you want to go classic and timeless, then by all means, please do it. You’re going to look fabulous and elegant – and you’re going to look like what you freaking want to look like.

If you want to go retro but can’t decide on which vintage hairstyle to choose, then this article is tailor-made for you. Here are 20 retro hairstyles you can still awesomely rock today!

1. Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields is one of the most beautiful faces to ever grace the big screen, and she’s also pretty popular for the hairstyles she sports. Here’s a wavy, beachy hairstyle that is as wild as it looks tame.

How to achieve this look?

Hot rollers!  Then brush the curls and add a bit of spray.

Brooke Shields, Movie Actress

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2. Linda Evangelista

Linda Evangelista, only one of the most accomplished and influential supermodels of all time! She is known to favour short and sleek hairstyles – this will make you look ultra-powerful, too.

Linda Evangelista

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3. Ava Gardner

Old Hollywood superstar Ava Gardner sported this iconic hairdo in the film, One Touch of Venus. Though short, this particular hairstyle is very feminine and delicate!

Ava as Venus, goddess of love

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4. Brigitte Bardot

Another icon when it comes to unique and timeless hairstyles, Brigitte Bardot is all about making a statement with her tresses. Her style is perfect if you are into big and puffy hair!

Brigitte Bardot and the perfect pout

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5. Elizabeth Taylor

Who doesn’t want to look like the queen of classical movies herself! Elizabeth Taylor was fond of changing the way her hair looks from time to time, but her most iconic hairdo is her shoulder-length curly hair.

Elizabeth Taylor

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6. Raquel Welch

Bombshell Raquel Welch is still as fit and fab as ever! Also known for her changing hairstyles, the ones that made a lasting mark were her short crops, including her spiky, no-nonsense hair-do.

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7. Cindy Crawford

Another mega successful supermodel, Cindy Crawford is famously known for her long, wavy tresses that just effortlessly spell b-e-a-c-h. If you’re fond of beachy tresses, copy Cindy’s iconic look!


8. Audrey Hepburn

Film and fashion legend Audrey Hepburn wore a lot of iconic hairstyles that are recognisable from a mile away. But perhaps one of her most popular hair-do was her pixie cut, which made her look a million times more elegant than she already was!

"I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true." - Audrey Hepburn. °

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9. Twiggy

A prominent model in London during the 60’s, Twiggy’s beautiful face was just everywhere. She was also into short, sleek hairstyles that are not only graceful but also timeless.

Twiggy is the equivalent to perfection.

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10. Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly used to be one of the most beautiful faces of Old Hollywood until she became the Princess of Monaco. Her soft blonde curls framed her face perfectly and, must I say, glamorously.




11. Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe’s hair is one of the most copied celebrity hairstyles, her famous blonde tresses were teased and curled to perfection. It’s not the most easily wearable hair-do in the world, but hey, it’s Marilyn Monroe!

Marilyn Monroe in Pictures by Harpers Bazaar (15 of some of the most inspiring ones...)

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12. Gene Tierney

Gene Tierney’s dreamy eyes and dramatically prominent cheekbones helped catapult her into stardom, but her hairstyles were also famous. Look like a Southern bell with Gene’s dark curls that look soft and bouncy.

Gene Tierney

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13. Veronica Lake

Coming from Hollywood’s Golden Age, Veronica Lake’s signature hairstyle actually had a name: peek-a-boo. It started when her long blonde hair accidentally fell into her right eye, creating a “peek-a-boo effect.”

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14. Lauren Bacall

Known for her beautifully fierce sultry face, Lauren Bacall’s blonde pincurls completed her distinctive look. Her waves framed her face perfectly and gave her a sophisticated, quite mysterious air around her.

The Museum at FIT will devote its galleries to her esteemed style with "Lauren Bacall The Look." [Photo by Scotty Welbourne/John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images]

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15. Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth was one of the top Hollywood stars in the 1940’s, with 61 films in her name. To set herself apart from the other actresses, she dyed her hair red and underwent electrolysis to raise her hairline.

Actress Rita Hayworth in a rare color image.

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16. Diana Dors

Blonde sex symbol Diana Dors used to star in sex film-comedies and engaged in risque modelling. Completing her bombshell image were her blonde curls that were sweet and sultry at the same time.

50s love Retro Photos tumblr | vintage 1950's old hollywood diana dors classicblondes

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17. Meg Ryan

Lovely and prolific Meg Ryan was known for her fresh face, charming eyes, and enviable hair. She constantly changed her looks, but one of her most defining hairstyles was her layered cut.

I love Meg Ryan. So many of my favorite movies are hers.

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18. Dolores Moran

Old Hollywood saw many gorgeous faces, and Dolores Moran was undoubtedly one of them. This glamour girl sported California-girl good looks and typically wore her big curls in elaborate styles.

Love the hairdo! Dolores Moran 1943 .. she starred in Yankee Doodle Dandy

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 Which one is your favourite retro hairstyle?

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