Vintage Hairstyles Vintage Hair Style History

Vintage Hairstyles Vintage Hair Style History captures the artistic skill of hairdressing.

Although certain underlying fundamental principles were followed, no restraining rules were ever applied and free scope was given to the expression of individual artistry.

Perhaps this is the reason of their return in popularity today. A vintage hairstyle paired with a vintage wedding dress is nothing short of fabulous and for the bride wishing something unique but still classic for her wedding day, the vintage styles are perfect.

The same applies for proms and formal events taking your look to the elegance and grace of the golden age of Hollywood.

Vintage hairstyles add the finishing touch of authenticity to period costumes for theater, dance, plays, and even Halloween costumes.

These hairstyles capture sexy glamour, class, polish and mystery to a women's look and our look today must be unique and individual, yet still trendy and up to the minute in style.

Vintage hairstyles do all that and more. Continue through Vintage Hairstyles Vintage Hair Style History section and see how easy it really is to recreate these styles.

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Vintage Profiles

We are very aware today of our face shape and its importance for choosing our hairstyles. The first section is devoted to a treatise on the aesthetics of these lines and proportions.

Not only will you be able to choose the perfect vintage hairstyle for you, but all of your styles of choice. You will learn the fundamentals of hairdressing and to making of various chignons, waves, pin curls and knots.

You will find these sections not only interesting but valuable as well, as you benefit from being able to pair vintage hairstyles with your favorite outfits and create a special blend of a classic and yet modern beauty that is truly your own.

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1940 Vintage Hairstyles

Womens 1940s Authentic Hairstyles

Even during a time of war, women wanted to keep a touch of glamour in their hairstyles from long wavy shoulder length waves to soft ringlets. View the pictures in this 1940s hairstyle gallery for inspiration in creating a style for 40s hair

1940s Updo For Short Vintage Hair Style

1940 Updo For Short Hair Create an authentic 1940s vintage hair style for short hair. How to cut, set, and style an updo for your short hair


1950 Vintage Hairstyles

Womens 1950s Hairstyles

A authentic hairstyle gallery featuring pictures of medium and long 50s hairstyles.

Mature Womens Fifties Hairstyles

No matter what their age, women liked to look fashionable, and the older women of the 1950s were no different.

Teens 50s Hairstyles

Teenage boys wore a wavy Quiff style, coined the DA or ducks arse and teenage girls wouldn't be caught dead with straight hair and went to all measures to have curly or at least hair with deep waves like Veronica Lake

Kids Hairstyles Of The 1950s

Children's 1950s Hairstyles Both boys and girls hairstyles echoed the styles adults were wearing during the 50s

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Mens 1950s Haircuts And Styles

The sleek and slick styles of mens 1950s cuts and style. Short haircuts were neat ad proper for the 1950s middle aged man.

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Older Mens 50s Hair Styles

As it was for younger men, the styling product of the day was Brylcreem. Brylcreem was used to create the smooth or the wavy styles popular with mature and older men

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Mens Rockabilly Hairstyles And Haircuts

Need a Rockabilly Haircut, try John Travolta's style in Grease, or classic Elvis Presley or James Dean for a 50s rockabilly style


1960 Vintage Hairstyles

The 1960 Bouffant Hairstyle

For a large portion of the 1960's, big hair was in. The1960 Bouffant hairstyle and the Beehive hairstyles were all the rage for women of all ages and it seemed the higher the hair, the happier the woman

Flip Hairstyle Late 1960s

The flip hairstyle late 1960s was in and that big pouffy hair was out. The 1960's may have started out with big hairstyles like the Bouffant and the Beehive, but as the 60's came to a close, simplistic, sophisticated hairstyles became all the rage

1960s Hairstyles

Hairstyles of the 1960s for women became a little looser and softer than the decade before

Vidal Sassoon Styled The 1960s Hairstyles

For a large portion of the 1960's, big hair was in. The1960 Bouffant hairstyle and the Beehive hairstyles were all the rage for women of all ages and it seemed the higher the hair, the happier the woman


Authentic Vintage Hairstyles Of 1920 And 1930 Silent Screen

Clara Bows Hair

The 1920s and 1930s saw Clara Bow always groomed beautifully and there was something sassy and slightly seductive in Clara's style

Gloria Swanson's Hair

How to style this retro bob hairstyle worn by Gloria Swanson in the thirties, her hair was almost blue black in color, so intense was the shine

Greta Garbo Hair

The 1930's hairstyles were influenced by finger waves and fashion of this actress who personified class and the aloofness of a cat

Joan Crawford

A legend in her time, a legend now. Crawford was one of Hollywood's true glamour girls. Style her medium length waves and wear your lipstick, just a shade darker.

Lillian Gish Hair

Hairstyle Of The First Lady of the Silent Screen, Style the beautiful long waves of this silent film star

Louise Brooks Bob Hair

A 1920's flapper and celebrity hairstyle trend-setter. Pictures and images of Louis Brooks and her blunt vintage bob hairstyle with style steps

Marilyn Monroe Hair

Six of Marilyn Monroe's classic hairstyles with Marilyn Monroe pictures and styling instructions. If you are looking for a retro pinup girl hairstyle for costumes or dress up, choose one from the classic pinup girl herself, Monroe


Mens Authentic Vintage Styles

Mens Vintage Hairstyles Gallery

Featuring pictures of celebrities of the silent screen and movies

John Drew Barrymore Hair

A celebrity nicknamed "The Great Profile" for his good looks and style, Barrymore's vintage hair was slicked back and smooth

Lon Chaney Hair

The man with a thousand faces wore a classic vintage style, still popular with mature men today

Wallace Reid Hair

This Hollywood leading man wore a short mens haircut, but with a deep side part. This vintage style still look s great on men today


Vintage Styling Techniques

French Roll Hairstyles Gallery

A hairstyle gallery featuring pictures of French roll hairstyles and French twist hairstyles. The French twist just may be the perfect updo, it can be worn so many ways to suit different occasions

French Twist Hairstyles

See how to style a basic French twist hairstyle and then try creating this elegant wrapped French twist

Geisha Hair

View authentic Geisha hairstyles in this gallery featuring the 4 Shimada styles, Momoware or Ofuku (also called split peach), Taka Shimada, Tsubushi Shimada, and Uiwata

Gibson Girl Style Updo Hairstyles

A Gibson Girl hairstyle still creates a soft and romantic updo for today, see how to style a Gibson Girl Updo for medium to long hair. A lovely hairstyle for bridal or prom even with today's modern dresses

Classic Chignon Hair Styles

As a ponytail can be symptomatic of casual and blue jeans, I think it would be safe to say that the chignon hairstyle is symptomatic of dressing up and Chanel.


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Vintage Hairstyle History

History Of Classic Hairstyles

Many a hair stylists dream is to create something so stylish it transcends current fashions and fads — and becomes a classic

History Of The Inverted Bob Hair Style

The bob is a stylish hairstyle that appeared in the early 1920's. Women in the 1920 cut their long hair off to get the bob hairstyle. It was a statement of independence. Then, it was also a try to show that they were equal to men


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How To Choose A Vintage Hairstyle

How To Choose Vintage Hairstyles For Your Face Shape

Feminine beauty is expressed, to a very large extent, by the correct proportions of your figure and particularly your head. It is as important for a vintage style as it is for any hairstyle of today

Your Facial Type And Vintage Hair Styles

Discovering your facial shape is as easy as pulling your hair back into a ponytail or away from your face so that it is completely revealed

How To Use Vintage Hairstyles For Shaping Facial Features

Soften A Wide Or Narrow Lower Face With Vintage Hairstyles A large lower face and a narrow lower face are common in many women.

The goal is to soften the appearance and add a touch of femininity. Helps you deal with a large lower face with a smaller upper head or narrow lower face with a broad/wide forehead.

Vintage Hairstyles For Your Profile

Your profile or the side view of your head is worth a close look for a vintage hairstyle. Any prominent features you have are so easily accentuated if you do not know your face shape from all angles, but particularly from your profile. Helps you work with a long nose, short nose, and a long chin.


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Vintage Hairstyles Vintage Hair Style History
Author: Tanna Mayer
Updated: April 11, 2015

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