Can there be a better idea than getting a retro or vintage updo hairstyle for your wedding or prom night? Well, OK it’s not for everyone but they are worth considering and are not just for themed events. If you are lacking inspiration don’t worry as we’ll cover some of the best vintage updos for you here.
The 20’s retro bun. If you have a slender figure and a long neck or face then this hairstyle will suite you well. You just have to make a bun on the top of your crown. All your hair will be neatly pulled in order to make this, you can make as small or as large as you like also you could augment it with a hair donut, whatever works best for you and your hair length. Use curling irons to make finger curls in long bangs. Hair spray and a few clips are enough to keep this stunning and quirky updo. If you are wearing a sleek backless gown this is one style that you should at least consider. The braided bun updo. Take some grains of of inspiration from Freida Pinto and try a fully braided vintage updo. This style is pretty much exlusively for ladies who have long and thick hair. Simply make three to five different braids and arrange them all together in a circular bun and you are ready to dazzle. This innovative and intricate style catches a lot of attention. The puff updo with or without a bun. Whether to go with a bun or how high to put it, if you do, is dependent on the occasion and the time available. To get this style you will have to make three to four sections of your hair. First of all, take flicks from the front and arrange them with a clip. Divide hair at the back of your hair in two parts, horizontally just below the ears. The topmost one third has to be puffed up with the help of a hair accessory or pin. Go as big as you like, it’s your night after all. Then either leave it straight or carefully use the last two-third of the hair and make a messy twisted bun just above the nape of the neck or a neater one higher up. Use the hair flicks at the front to cover all the pins used in the bun. You could also wear a braided band to give it a super-hot look. Victory Rolls. Named and popular during World War II these can take many forms the most common one being a single curl like a flicked bang. Other variations include multiple curls and the addition of accessories. The curl can have differing elevation and orientation we found this video channel had helpful guides. Fishtail updo. Again many different variations but the simplest is to start making two fishtail braids on either side of the head. Possibly leave a small bang at the front to provide some dramatized texture to the face. As soon as both the braids meet at the middle of the head, simply roll them together and make a small up do style at the end. You don’t need really long hair for this style however if you have then you could make a small bun at the end or pull the braids for another pass across the forehead. The loose updo. Now we get to a classical vintage style that has roots in many an era, Roman, Georgian and Victorian times, to name but a few, all had their contribution to this look. Straighten your hair in the first instance and then leave a small section to form the parting. Take the rest of the hair and arrange a very loose, almost hanging bun at the nape of your neck or pin it up if you have limited hair length. As soon as this is done, you are free to roll and curl the loose bits hair at the parting in a signature vintage ocean wave style or spirals. Last but very far from the least is the Beehive. This is a truly iconic 60’s look that has stood the test of time that you can sport at your event. Modern exponents of the beehive include Lady Gaga and the late Amy Winehouse. You don’t have to go to those extremes though, a modest ‘hive is always chic. Traditionally this style has bangs or long bangs with a parting but an unfringed version is also effective. Basically the look is achieved by backcombing the hair in sections, the more hair you backcomb the higher the look, brush gently over the surface being careful not to brush the desired effect away and pin at the back.