Vintage-Inspired Hairstyles For Women Of All Hair Types

October 29, 2015  |  
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Janelle Monáe isn’t the only one who can kill the game with her vintage-inspired hairstyles. You can do just the same with a little creativity. Try out these nostalgic hairstyles that are fit for a pin-up queen.

The Taller The Better

This bouffant gives tons of height at the crown. It’s perfect for days when you need attention up front and coverage–à la a cute headscarf–in the back.

A Bang-er

Don’t want the hassle of cutting your hair to get some bangs? Instead, try this rolled bang look that works on relaxed or natural hair. Don’t forget the hairspray!

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Retro Rolls

This unique take on vintage-inspired victory rolls, this time with locs, looks lovely.

Fab Finger Waves

If you want control over uncooperative hair, create large pin curls with any loose lengths left after you’ve created a sea of finger waves.

A French Roll With A Nostalgic Flair

White fabric carnations (an ode to Billie Holiday) give this french roll a nostalgic flair. To recreate this look, remember to form a roll pinning and piling the hair toward the face.

Jean Harlow Hair

Get inspired by this look! Craft a finger-waved side part that free falls into loose curls. This works well for natural or relaxed hair.

High And Mighty

Get high and mighty with this full, raised crown of hair. It’s a combination of massive pin curls and a voluminous bouffant with strategic color placement.

A Bold Beehive

Use pin curls to gain height and upgrade the basic beehive. Cheerfully-hued floral accents bring an extra bit of attention to the look.

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