Four Vintage Hairstyles That Are Making A Comeback

Vintage hairstyles from the past are making a comeback lately. Many celebrities and fashionistas are often spotted wearing vintage styles that were at one time all the rage. Here are four hairstyles from the past that have recently been made new again.


 The Beehive

Made popular in the 1960s, the beehive is another hairstyle making a big comeback. For those who like having big hair, the beehive is the perfect hairstyle. In fact, some celebrities like to try to get the highest heights possible with their beehive as a way to create a modernized version of a classic do. This often takes a lot of hairspray or other hair product!
Just like other vintage hairstyles that are making a comeback, women wear the beehive in many ways to match their casual, elegant or professional look. Some celebrities who wear the beehive pull their bangs back while others leave them out to help frame the face.


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Beautiful Braids
Possibly one of the reasons vintage hairstyles are making a comeback is because it is easier to find a hairdo from back in time instead of trying to come up with a new one. Such is the case with a loosely worn braid. Braids were especially popular in the 19th century when women typically wore their hair long. As a way to dress up the braids for a wedding or other special event, the women simply tucked fresh, pastel-colored flowers at the top of the hair in the front or in between the strands.

 The great thing about braids is the versatility they offer. Braids can either be worn as one single braid or a pair of braids. Hair is either braided together tightly or worn loosely. Another kind of vintage braid that is hot is the milkmaid braid. Women wrap this braid around the top of the head. Flowers get tucked inside the braid giving it a more feminine look. Whether you want to wear a simple or elegant hairstyle, braids are a great way to go.


The Hair Bun
The hair bun is another vintage style that thanks to its simplicity and versatility, is making a huge comeback. The bun is a great complement to both the casual look and the elegant one. This style is especially great for those who have hair that is medium or long in length. Many celebrities who get spotted or photographed while out and about are wearing their hair in their favorite kind of bun.
For a more casual hair bun, simply gather the hair loosely together and wrap it into a bun on top of the head or the back of the head. For a more elegant look, comb the hair tightly back with the bun either on top of the head or at the nape of the neck. The bun works great for those with or without bangs and for both curly and straight hair. It is also very easy to dress up a hair bun with beautiful hair jewelry or hair accessories.


Old Hollywood Waves

Chances are there will be a few celebrities at the next red carpet event, party or wherever else celebs hang out, who will be wearing old Hollywood waves. Also known as the “Veronica Lake” style, this gorgeous style that first became popular in the 1940s allows women to really let their hair down.
Many celebrities choose to wear their waves cascading down one shoulder, but the waves can also be worn with the hair parted in the back with the hair caressing both shoulders. The waves are perfect for those who are looking for a more glamorous look that is classic, elegant and timeless.




Find the Perfect Vintage Hairstyle for You
Besides these four, many more vintage hairstyles are making a comeback. If you are looking for ways to keep up with the current trend when it comes to finding the perfect retro hairstyle, a great place to look is old family photographs. Looking at photographs of your ancestors will be sure to inspire the perfect vintage hairstyle for any event.



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42 thoughts on “Four Vintage Hairstyles That Are Making A Comeback

  1. My grandmother used to ROCK the beehive and it looked great on her. I have had LONG hair for years and don’t see me ever going short.

  2. I love to see hair styles come and go. I have never tried the beehive but would love to. Maybe not that high but something similar. I have always loved braiding my hair. Hopefully it will still be in style when my girls get older and actually let me do their hair. 🙂

  3. The beehive? Say it aint so! The others are fine. I cringed a few years back when people were using the bump it, or whatever it was called. They looked like the Cone heads from SNL!

  4. My Nana had a Veronica Lake-style do but during the war she had to wear scarves or tie up her hair because she worked in a munitions factory in case of accidents.

  5. I love the beehive, but won’t tease my hair, and I do love waves. I use a curling iron, but it isn’t the same. I remember the days of Breck girls, hair was very luxurious, not choppy and piecey.

  6. It’s nice to see great hairstyles come back. I love the old Hollywood waves so much! I love the fact that it’s so glamorous and yet casual to wear whether it’s for an event or everyday

  7. My Nana had a ‘Veronica Lake’ (we’ve got some great old b&w slides) but it was banned during the war (WWII) & the women either had to wear it tied back or covered with a scarf when working in the munitions factories & other essential war work. This was in Liverpool, England, where my Dad was born & raised. How he managed to marry a Welsh woman & live out his days in Ireland is a story for another day!

  8. I haven’t seen the bun or beehive hairdos yet. I have seen waves & mostly braids make a comeback. I love the different types of braids!! I could never braid my own hair though. ?

  9. They say history repeats itself and it sure looks like it does . These styles are back especially for movie stars. thanks

  10. I love wearing braids but can be hard to do all by myself. But the Beehive is making a comeback. I know I can not pull off this hairdo, my son will laugh at me!

  11. I love braids but can never do them myself and it would be awkward hiring a little girl to braid my hair. I prefer my natural long hair anyway.

  12. September 7, 2012 at 4:20 pm You’re so gorgeous! How’d you get those abs?! You must work out cause you’ve got a nice hiney too! LoL! Anyway, my hair looks just like yours and curls at the ends as well so I want to try to trim my hair with your advise. Thank you for posting this video! Hope I get the courage to cut my hair! ) Reply

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