Retro and Vintage hair
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TikTokers and social media influencers, especially Gen Z ones, are reviving retro and vintage styles.

In addition to popular culture, nostalgia has become a trend in the realms of fashion and beauty, including hair. This revival is also seen on red carpets, where stars are embracing classic Hollywood hairstyles inspired by various decades, be it the 1950s or the 1920s. These old-fashioned hairstyles still look glamorous when done correctly.

Below are four retro and vintage hairstyles to consider recreating.

Pinup Hairstyle

Pin up Hair
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One retro hairstyle you have probably seen in older sitcoms such as "I Love Lucy" is the classic pinup hairstyle. This hairdo will give you the vintage look you have been craving, and it's very easy to do.

To achieve this look, create a ponytail at the back while leaving a chunk of the front strands untouched for curling. When curling the front sections, make sure to do tight curls, especially if you have long hair.

After this, tease the front sections using a comb brush, then brush them out, creating a side-swept front like the picture above. Finish the look by taking your ponytail and pinning the back portions of your hair up so the front pinup is the only thing standing out.

Youtubers such as PinupDollAshleyMarie have tutorials on how to do this hairstyle.

Side-Swept Shoulder-Length Hair

Another uncomplicated vintage look that many women, especially housewives, were seen wearing is this side-swept hairstyle.

Ideal for those with shoulder-length hair, this style is quick and easy to do. Using a hairbrush, brush the front sections of your hair backward, directing a chunk toward either the left or right. To hold the hair in place, make sure to spray some hairspray to prevent it from falling forward. The final step is to curl your ends upward, either by using your brush or a flat iron.

1950 Bandana Hairstyle

1950's bandana hair
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If you've seen some 1950s movies, you've likely noticed women in these films wearing a red bandana and cherry red lipstick.

This hairstyle is perfect for those who want something natural that still gives them that old-school look, especially if dressed retro as well.

The easiest way to achieve this is by pinning your hair in a swirl or S shape, just like the young woman in the photo above, and wrapping a red bandana in the center.

Alternatively, create a simple bun at the top of your hair and wrap a red bandana in front.

Enhance this style by wearing a thick black eyeliner and cherry red lipstick for a complete retro transformation.

Marilyn Monroe Curls

Old School Hair
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The final retro hairstyle is very popular, best known for being worn by Marilyn Monroe in her films in the 1950s to 1960s.

This hairstyle is perfect for anyone with short or medium-length hair as it'll be easier to curl your hair up to your chin. One tip before recreating this hairstyle is to make sure your hair has a lot of volume in it as it won't work if your hair is flat

The first step is to make a side part and brush a generous section of hair in that direction. Once this is done, take your curling iron and create tight curls. Once all hair has been curled, for extra volume, brush out the curls or spray some dry shampoo in certain pieces that are flat.

Aside from a curling iron, you can also do this style with hair rollers instead of using heat and spraying hair spray to keep it in place.