vintage hairstyles

Many pictures from the 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s to help with your search for vintage hairstyles and other helpful information from that time period.

These folks are dressed up for a wedding and sporting period hairstyles and clothing.

1950's Family /

The two men on the right are wearing dark double breasted suits with ties and boutineers and are probably groomsmen. They have short and manicured hairstyles that are conservative in nature. The top is wavy and the sides are short. Here is close up shot below:

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This photograph was taken in the late 1920's and represents how a typical woman would have worn her hair and clothes.


She was all the rage with a wavy bob that has a side part and is cut to ear length. The ends flair out a bit giving this 'do a less manicured look. Her glasses are round and on the large size. Her expression looks a bit mischievous which might tell us a little bit about Minnie's personality. We know her name as it is handwritten on the photo. Here is a close up of her.

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If you are looking for a vintage inspired updo for your formal event, school dance, or wedding then by all means see what Amber has going on here.

Amber Heard

This one was shot at "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala and this model and actress has chosen to pull the length up in a manner that helps her style look as though it's short as in faux. The sides are pinned back and the ends are tucked under. Her strapless dress and jewelry are consistent with 1950's glamor. The bangs are swept up and over in a wave. Her lipstick is bright red. Her dark roots show up along her side part as the main color is blonde.

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Looking at this actual photograph circa 1920s shows us that not much has changed in all these years with the dress and pose for that special day portrait.

1920s graduate woman

This is from the era when women were cutting their long tresses short into ear length bob haircuts. The Marcel wave was popular and all the rage. This gal has dark hair that she has styled around her graduation cap. This is one great example of "how to wear bangs" with this cumbersome yet all so important piece of clothing. The bangs are brushed to the side and partially tuck up and under but then a tuft barely peaks through as they swirlĀ  back up under the brim. The sides are cut into graduated lengths that go from the eye down just past the ear. If you look closely you will see a little pin curl above one eyebrow. Her cap and gown are black with a big white collar.

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This photo of a 1940's woman shows us a nice example of an updo perfect for short hair and it has an attractive vintage appeal.

Vintage Shag

The top is randomly curled which makes the bangs look super short and full of volume. The sides are slicked back with pomade and attached in the back with bobby pins. There is just a fringe of hair on the neck that can be seen from the front. She is wearing a satin black dress with gathered sleeves. Her nails are neatly polished.

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