8 Retro Hairstyles to Try out ...


Retro hairstyles are an ingenious way to give your modern outfit a bit of a twist.

A lot of designers have taken inspiration from decades past for their recent collections, so why not join then in giving your look some nostalgic touches?

Simply pick an era and find a retro hairstyle to fit.

Take a look at a few iconic retro hairstyles listed below.

1. Victory Rolls

Victory Rolls

Victory rolls were popular throughout the 1940s.

As far as retro hairstyles go, victory rolls are quite versatile as they can be performed on short and long hair.2

There are a number of ways to wear victory rolls such as on either side of a centre part or worn to one side for a more dramatic look.2

This look can take some time to master, but a quick internet search will lead you to plenty of helpful tutorials!

2. Finger Waves

Finger Waves

Finger wave hairstyles enjoyed popularity in the 1920s and 1930s.

They’re called finger waves because originally, obtaining the look involved pinching hair between the fingers while wet and combing in alternating directions before setting the hairstyle.

The look is quite soft and feminine and a lot of modern starlets have sported this retro hairstyle on the red carpet.

3. Bouffants


Big hair was a popular trend on recent designer runways and you can only guess that they’ve taken their inspiration from the bouffant hairstyle, which was quite popular through the 1950s and 1960s.

The bouffant hairstyle is perfect for those wanting to create the illusion of thicker, voluminous hair.

But be warned, to achieve this hairstyle will require a lot of time spent backcombing hair and copious amounts of hairspray.

4. Beehives


The beehive hairstyle was a popular symbol of the 1960s.

Most recently, it was iconic as the preferred hairstyle of the late Amy Winehouse.

Achieving this hairstyle involves lots of teasing and backcombing, as well as plenty of hairspray and product.

If a sky high beehive doesn’t take your fancy, you can always try one that is more subtle.

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