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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.