Must cite the best, according to stylists. And they actively use ideas from the past in modern trends. Under the definition of “retro” or “vintage” in today’s trends, rhinestones fall into several fashion epochs, but the 1920s, 50s and 70s of the last century are of great interest. Each of these decades has its own vivid images, meaning that you can choose the style you like from a variety of suggestions.
Thanks to today’s beauty industry skills, most of these hairstyles can be made at home with your own hands. In this case, it is not necessary to be a professional hairdresser, it is sufficient to clarify the details of the style and technology for the creation of such a style.
How to “blow” a retro style haircut with your own hands
One of the most famous and sought-after women’s hairstyles in retro style – “Hollywood Waves” – is a direct style quote from the 20s of the last century. Styling on short hair with a smooth, brilliant waterfall of curls brought the first Hollywood movie stars into fashion. In order to create such a package, they even had to take a risk – the first styling forceps was a very traumatic tool. It was impossible to do her hair without the help of a hairdresser herself, and the only remedy for styling hair with such a spectacular pattern was the decoction of linseed.
Making retro hairstyle like a Hollywood star is very easy today. It looks the most organic on the hair, decorated hair cuts “angular” and “bob”, short and long. This styling is perfectly combined with pony of various styles.
To make it, you need a mousse or a foam of solid fixation, curling iron or forceps, preferably with a good heat protection. Ordinary pliers will do an excellent job of styling, but it can be done much faster and easier with the help of triple pliers. The waves look good on very short hair as well as medium curls. But on long hair, “waves” are used as a stylized decorative element when creating combined styling – rolling up only the strands of the crown and temporal zone.
You can make a retro hairstyle “waves” as a hot fashion – with pliers and cold. To do this, you need a comb, curlers, hair clips – the longer the hair, the bigger. Necessary is also a strong fixing styling: mousse, foam and wax. The cold trail is perfect for owners of very short hair, long curls on cold track to lure themselves harder and longer.
Retro style hairstyles for a haircut “square” and short hair
Traditionally, such retro hairstyles are made on the cut “square” with the same vertex, straight – in the presence of pony long or short classic style. But the styling looks no less elegant on asymmetrical haircuts with long “oblique” bangs, in which case it is necessary to make a deep side parting. Wash hair and dry, apply styling, comb carefully and with a normal comb with a part, as far as possible to the back of the head.
Separate the narrow strand from the vertex directly above the forehead and place the curlers or tweezers strictly parallel to the vertex. This strand becomes a control, in the same way as it is necessary to lay all strands along the dividing line, to fix each turn with a clamp and to give it the shape of a regular corrugation.
After the first “wave” that separates the narrow strands in the same way, lay the next layer of hair. Let the styling be “cool”, remove all clips, and comb it gently, so you get even beautiful waves and a general styling silhouette. Fix the styling with a small amount of varnish, paying particular attention to the curls on the face and ends of the tresses. If necessary, add them and make soft curls. The lower section of the retro style hairstyle for short hair should look absolutely smooth and clean, this can also be achieved by additionally twisting the ends of the strands inside.
Notice how the “waves” of the retro hairstyles on short hair on these photos are elegantly designed:
Women’s hairstyles with retro band
For short hair, such styling is enough, but the retro-style “wavy” hairstyle on medium-length hair or long curls can be complemented by a soft horizontal roller or a tuft lying very low on the back of the head. The style of such styling implies a delicate volume. So if you are planning a high styling with the hair up to the crown, then it is better to reject the “waves”.
The styling of the 20s of the last century and above all the evening options were characterized by a luxurious, elegant interior. This is probably the last decade in the history of world fashion, when hairstyles were so brightly and elegantly decorated at the same time – with wide bandages and ribbons studded with real jewels, rhinestones, feathers and pendants. In today’s trends, such retro banded hairstyles are the most sought after, and the brighter and more spectacular the band itself looks, the better. Ordinary and faceless accessories spoil the whole impression of the picture.
After styling, place the band exactly in the middle of the forehead and tie it to the back of the head, hiding the ends under the strands of hair. By the way, from flight look styling to “Hollywood waves” and medium-length hair collected in a low bun or roll on the back of the head. In this case, the volume is just a decorative detail that transforms everyday life into an evening.
Pony hairstyles in retro style for long and medium-length hair make it yourself
The fifties of the last century brought back the high styling, not only as an evening, but also as an everyday choice. Such retro hairstyles for long hair make it yourself at home, with the simplest styling tools.
One of the iconic hairstyles of this fashionable decade is the French Roller or Horn. The simple styling that perfectly enhances the beauty of the hair has an elegant and refined pattern that is presented in today’s trends in both the classic and the absolutely modern avant-garde version.
Let’s start with the classic. It is possible to make such a retro style hairstyle on absolutely straight hair as well as on hair previously curled. To create a horn you need hairpins, a hairbrush and a normal comb. To add extra volume to the roll itself, you can use a special “Sophist-Twist” hair clip that allows you to turn your hair up and down to a clean roll easily and vertically.
Additional volume on the top of the head, if necessary, can be created by using a light basal pile or by lifting the hair with curlers. This styling looks good with a side parting and is combined with pony of every style. Pre-laying pony do not need – you should get an elegant and succinct styling pattern. But to moisten hair with a mask or spray before styling is necessary – smooth and shiny curls should be obedient.
Comb all hair to one side, gather it to a tail deep in the back of the head and then, bit into a loose braid, lift it to the crown and gently attach it with hairpins.
The ends of the strands in the classic version should be hidden in the styling. But the modern version of this hairstyle allows for shaping the ends of the curls or funny feathers – a slight artistic mess with the released and slightly twisted strands on the back of the head also fits in perfectly with the trend styling. It can stay perfectly smooth and neatly combed, but you can easily beat the strands with your hands to give the silhouette carefree. In any case, the result should be fixed with a small amount of light fixative to get the most natural silhouette of the hairstyle.
The French Cockleshell is one of the best options for retro hairstyles with pony on medium-length hair. Long and asymmetrical pony can be inserted into the styling pattern, combed with the main hair volume, and the traditional hair can be stretched easily and combined with the strands released at the temples. The hairstyle allows you to beat the contrast between the curled and stretched strands, but the pony of any style should not be curled in any way. A spectacular, stylish version of such styling can be obtained by separating the pony with a short transverse part.
France is not in vain as a trendsetter, another fashionable hairstyle in retro style for long hair – “Babette” – comes from there. The classic Babetta can only be made on very long hair, but even the fashionable women of the 50s used hair pieces to create them, making it possible to create them on a medium-length hair. Today, hairpieces are successfully replaced with special hairdressing rollers and convenient “bagels” that allow you to create a volumetric and beautiful jet on your head – that’s what the traditional, elegant “Babette” looks like.
It is done on absolutely straight hair, so you do not have to curl up the curls first. And the owners of fluffy or wavy hair, it is best to smooth their ironing before. Gently comb your hair and divide it into two parts by placing them directly over the temples in two zones. Mount the upper zone strands in the top of the crown and secure with an elastic band. If necessary, apply basal bouffant to the forehead or the base of the tail of the base light and smoothen with a brush. This supplement allows you to visually extract the face and make it thinner and slimmer.
Comb the strands of the lower zone with a brush and lightly twist them into a bundle – just a few turns – combine with the resulting tail. When making a “babette” for medium-length hair, be sure to use a “bagel” or a roll that is exactly the color of your hair. Simply wrap the hair strands, smooth or overlapping, to form a dense and rounded tuft. Long hair can simply be rolled up into a voluminous and rounded pillow or rolled up into a voluminous, complex tuft pattern.
And the “French Bowl” and “Babette” are the most prominent representatives of the style of the 50s of the last century. Today they are in demand for their classic styling options – with an impeccably clean pattern, a strict but very feminine and aristocratic silhouette. In this case they are perfect for creating an official or celebratory picture. It’s no coincidence that these French styles are chosen today by the hottest brides and create classic images for the wedding.
But they are no less relevant to everyday pictures. Light but carefully thoughtless carefree styling, loose strands on the temples, the back of the head, the addition of a pony of any style – these features make hairstyles a truly modern and very stylish look. They are relevant and look very organic in everyday, romantic and of course informal business images. Especially since you can do it fast enough everywhere.
Check out the retro hairstyles for long hair on these photos – that’s the current standard of femininity:
The styles of the seventies, disco and hippie that have emerged at that time have fundamentally changed all previous femininity standards. Today, this decade, stylists believe that they are iconic and willing to borrow images from the 1970s and interpret them in new ways. It was then that the girls began to loose their hair, pony became fashionable, and styling became easier to perform. Most interesting are retro hairstyles for medium-length hair – the most sought-after fashion for today’s fashionistas.
Such styling practically does not require the use of a professional hairdresser, even a novice can easily manufacture them, especially in modern styling. But there is a nuance that you should pay attention to when making such retro hairstyles with your own hands. Ideal and really luxurious, they only look at the hair, which is maintained regularly and very high quality. Styling that looks better than other vintage options makes it difficult for dyed or tinted hair – a kind of 70s style character.
Today, these hairstyles fit perfectly in informal casual and business style, many of them can be used as an evening and romantic. One of the iconic styles of this era – the ponytail – with a very simple, at first glance elegant pattern has its own secrets.
Your creation will take no more than half an hour in compliance with all the rules, but before you make such a retro hairstyle at home, the hair must be prepared carefully. Best of all, the styling works on perfectly straight and smooth curls – emphasizing the graphic quality and clarity of the design. Therefore, you should not do it on curly hair, and fluffy and wavy curls are best prepared. With what exactly – only the kind of your hair will tell you, it can be done with the help of special sprays or mousse and with the help of an iron for the hair, after the care of the heat protection.
Ironically, “horse” called such a tail for its position – on the crown or very high on the back of the head, today’s stylists recommend placing them asymmetrically. Where exactly you place depends only on the nature of your appearance. Styling, plasticity and softness, scrunchy, a comb with frequent teeth, a pair of hairpins and 15 minutes of time are needed to create a stylish and up-to-date version of this style.
Apply some styling to a prewashed and slightly dried hair and spread over the entire length. Comb the curls and straighten them if necessary. Separate the two separations and place them just above the temples, strands over his forehead. With these strands you can simulate an individual styling pattern. A slight basal bouffant over the forehead “stretches” the face visually, and a bouffant at the bottom of the tail, in the middle of the strands, will make the entire styling pattern more elegant. Choose the one that suits your style of appearance, but definitely paint the comb with a paintbrush. Then gather the hair in a ponytail and use a rubber band to fasten it where you’ve planned. Separate a narrow strand at the base of the tail and wrap it around the gum, attaching the attachment point with rivets.
Likewise, the same hairstyles are created in retro style with pony, moreover, it is enough to separate the pony of different styles with a sharpened part and continue to stretch. The 70s style fits perfectly with long, thick pony bangs, but also with asymmetric and deep thinning that today’s stylists add to cascading haircuts for medium-length hair.
Make a spectacular version of retro hairstyles with your own hands on medium-length hair, so simply decorated in a cascade. Wash hair and dry it slightly, apply styling and apply with curlers or curlers. The secret of a spectacular styling is only two: curlers or curling iron should have a large diameter and curls should be curved outward, not inward. Mark the ends of the strands with a small amount of gel or wax, sharpen them a little and pay special attention to the strands of the face. For thick and docile hair, no additional fixation is required, and thin and unruly hair should be better treated with varnish and light fixation. Such a styling looks perfect not only in everyday, but also in the evening look for a good reason – they are part of the disco style.
Watch how stylish mid-hair retro hairstyles look spectacular on these photos:
Retro evening and wedding hairstyles
The versatility of retro hairstyles, the ability to use them to create a variety of images and the ease of execution are truly unique. Stylists do not insist on strict quotations from a particular decade and adhere strictly to the rules; it is enough to embody the basic idea in styling and to adapt it “for oneself”.
Thanks to their simplicity, most of them are capable of transforming and enhancing every casual look to a new level of elegance. It is not necessary to combine a romantic fifties style dress with an elegant French horn – it will literally transform the image based on the most modest office clothing. Besides, the same horn will not have to be stacked up for a party and go to the theater – it’s enough to change. Simple and spectacular retro-style evening hairstyle is no different than the “day”. It is in itself – a bright and expressive decoration of the picture, which, if desired, can be improved with the help of accessories or ornaments.
So, if you pick the styling for a special event or party, you can certainly trust vintage ideas and choose only those that are perfect for your looks – success is guaranteed.
It is no coincidence that such hairstyles have become hits of the wedding fashion, in which today simplicity, individuality and a demonstration of good taste are welcome. Какую именно свадебную прическу в стиле ретро выбрать зависит только от того образа, который создает невеста.
Эти укладки позволяют создавать очень эффектные «сложносочиненные» образы. Например, “каскад” уложенный в духе 70-х отлично дополнит женственное ажурное платье, а эффектна “бабетта” станет лучшим дополнением к свадебному платью классического фасона. Не менее востребованы в свадебно моде и “голливудские волны”, которые подчеркивают элегантность платьев простых фасонов в духе модного минимализма. Винтажные прически сегодня с успехом замещают классические свадебные укладки, и этот тренд будет только развиваться.