Vintage Hairstyles: Updos!

Some looks never go out of style – like these vintage updos. Inspired by old Hollywood glamour circa 1920, 1940 and 1950, these vintage hairstyles are sophisticated and feminine. If you want add a vintage feel to your special occasion, check out these retro hairstyle pictures. These looks work for medium to long hair.

Just a hint of finger waves above the ear gives the updo a vintage feel. Finger waves are a method of setting hair without heat that was popular in the 1920s and 30s. The finished look is similar to the Marcel wave, which uses a curling iron to add defined waves to hair. Either way, this subtle addition of a vintage hairstyle adds glamour to this simple updo.



This 1940s era updo evokes timeless femininity. Hairstyles from the era were curled and rolled. Inspired by movie stars like Veronica Lake and Lauren Bacall, this curled 1940s updo would be a beautiful vintage wedding hairstyle.

This pin-up style updo is all glamour. With rolled bangs to and high volume curls that almost make a beehive, this hairstyle is Mad Men worthy.