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Retro Bride Wedding Hair Ideas

Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff

July 22, 2015
Filed Under Celebrate, Weddings 

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retro bride hairby Catalogs.com Info Guru Aurora LaJambre

Vintage themed weddings have it all – charm, details and layers of inspiration.

No matter which decade you choose, style icons from the past can help you pull it all together. Simply choose your muse!

These top ten retro bride wedding hair ideas will never fall out of fashion.


10. Side-swept bun

Side-swept bun

The feel of a Gatsby-inspired ceremony is luxuriously relaxed. Yes, the spectacle of indulgence is welcome provided the scene is visually stunning. Enter the bride with a fancy side-swept bun and a glittering bridal hair clip or comb. This sophisticated accessory will hold your ‘do in place while maximizing visual impact.

9. Bouncy bob

Bouncy bob

Dazzle your groom in a flirty bob. This gorgeous look flatters all hair types whether you sweep it to the side in a low sleek part or tame curls in loose waves. Of these retro bride wedding hair ideas this one is the most touchable – perfect for gals who like their hair to move when they dance. Pair this face-framing style with minimal makeup and a show-stopping diamond pendant necklace.

8. Romantic waves

Romantic waves

Move over, Rita Hayworth. Thick, glossy waves are heavy on the glamour and hard to look away from. Below the shoulders length is perfect for this style. For shorter hair, try tighter waves that sit flat on the head known as Marcel waves. Go with a long, pouffy veil to avoid messy or hiding the lovely curves.

7. Gibson girl

Gibson girl

Gibson girls waltzed to their own tunes. They epitomized Edwardian fashion and wore exceedingly tight corsets to popularize the now iconic hourglass figure. If this sounds like your kind of girl, consider wearing your hair in long tight girls or in an updo pompadour or bouffant. Fasten a string of pearls around the crown of your head for an elegant finish.

6. Sexy volume

Sexy volume

Petite women in particular benefit from the visual balance of a high volume ‘do a la Brigitte Bardot. Practice this style with hot rollers and a little dry shampoo gently massaged into the roots. Tease for height then smooth the top and resist using a lot of product.

5. Cropped pixie cut

Cropped pixie cut

Fans of Audrey Heburn, why not walk down the aisle in a cropped pixie cut? Out of these retro bride wedding hair ideas this one takes the most courage as it leaves you with zero locks to hide behind. Own this choice with bold beautiful makeup.

4. Rockabilly pin-up

Rockabilly pin-up

There’s no denying it. Rockabilly pin-up ‘dos are super sexy. Offbeat brides looking for something that suits them should give this one a whirl. Ideal for ladies with fresh highlights, tattoos and an impressive record collection. Time to finally master liquid eyeliner!

3. Finger waves

Finger waves

We may as well call these Marilyn Monroe waves, right? This vintage hairstyle belongs with a flirty white dress. All you need is a surprise air vent and any wedding hair style accessory you like.

2. Milk maid twist

Milk maid twist

Braids returned to runways a few years ago with the popular Hunger Games movies, but they’ve always had a spotlight down the aisle. A milk maid braid sweeps hair away from the face and doubles as a crown. Add flowers to the side to accentuate this innocent, highly feminine look.

1. Timeless twisted chignons

Timeless twisted chignons

The soft, chic twisted chignon made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a perfect bridal hairstyle. It’s intricate, relatively easy to do and works with all hair types and face shapes. Pin a jeweled hair clip or pendant to the side or front center and experiment with cat eye makeup and glossy, neutral lips.

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