As a longtime admirer of vintage hairstyles, you can imagine my delight in the recent resurgence of retro coiffeurs in fashion magazines. After so many seasons of unkempt updos, the return of polished hairstyles is truly refreshing. Below are just a few of the looks that sent me swooning, along with tips on how to achieve the looks yourself!
FEMME FATALE — Veronica Lake’s iconic, swooping style is a sophisticated way for ladies with long hair to tame their mane. To get the look, part your tresses to the side and set your strands in hot rollers.
TERRIFIC TOPPERS — Audrey Hepburn’s signature ‘do is accentuated by an oversized headpiece in this gorgeous photograph by Howell Conant. Whether you’re sporting a chic chignon or a closely cropped coif, adding a little something extra can take a vintage-inspired outfit from just OK to all-the-way. Try accessorizing your locks with a silk scarf, vintage hair comb, or fake flowers.
AU NATURALE — Brigitte Bardot’s tousled tresses adds a hint of playfulness to an otherwise ladylike outfit. Muss up your mane by adding a bit of mousse to damp roots, blow dry upside-down, then flip over and tease the crown.
HIGH DRAMA — Actress Hedy Lamarr smolders with chic style. Recreate this look with bobby pins and a heaping of hair spray — spray your locks with hairspray, set your bangs and ends in hot rollers, and then, once removed, secure them with pins.
Are you also excited about the return of vintage hairstyles, or do you think they should stay in the past? Which hairstyle would you try for yourself?