If you are getting tired of the same hairstyle and hair cut, then be inspired by years gone by. The elegant and chic hairstyles worn by women of the past are a true inspiration to be a bit more experimental and creative with our hair each day.
Looking and feeling glamorous could be all down to having spent time doing your hair in the morning, so it stays perfect every day. Think about it the day before in case you need to put it in pin curls overnight…or braid it for some 70s waves.
Adding combs, pins, nets, flowers and other hair accessories can give you those vintage inspired hairstyles quite simply. Make sure you have lots of hairspray to fix your do in place, and a comb in your purse for emergency touch-ups.
Pick an era, and be inspired. Go back to the Regency period (Jane Austen hairstyles) and create some delicate rag-curls and pin them into an elegant updo for your next formal event.
Or go for a medieval hairstyle; keep things loose and simple by plaiting your hair in different ways, or letting your hair hang wavy or curly. Think Maid Marian in Robin Hood.
Post war hairstyles are glamorous and require a bit of practice to copy. Make sure you have a stash of pins and a whole lot of hairspray.
Learn how to create a Marilyn Monroe inspired hairstyle, by practicing your pin-curl set. Twist wet hair and pin curls to your head, cover with a gown, wait until it dries and then remove the pins.
Or go for a classic perm. But to stop it looking too dated, get a loose wave perm that you can curl tighter when you have a special occasion.
Watch Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor movies for some great style inspiration.
It wasn’t just permed, it was big and frizzy too! Heat styling and hair coloring were huge, so recreate this look with a blonde do, with plenty of big curls that are slightly backcombed.
Add a lace headband or accessory or a giant bow to your current hairdo to nod to the fashion of the 80s. Just steer clear of the mullets.
Watch When Harry Met Sally, Ghostbusters and The Breakfast Club for more ideas on 1980s hairstyles.
Be inspired by some excellent retro hair styles on YouTube. Simply search for the style you want to understand how to do, and surely there’ll be instructions on a video to let you in on just how to do it.
Also, check out movies of the period, and keep an eye on the new catwalk trends; the hairstyles are often vintage inspired, as are the clothes.