9 Best Retro Hairstyles

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When we think retro we think volume, volume and more volume in our hairstyle. Here is a pick of the nine best hairstyles from the bygone era.

retro hairstyles

Latest and Stylish Retro Hairstyles:

1. Classic Bouffant with Rolled ponytail:

This particular hairstyle was a rage amongst girls in the 1960’s. It had the sky high pouf and had the convenient ponytail with a curly end. No retro reference can ever be complete without this iconic style. To add the drama quotient you can accessorize with a bandana or a ribbon.

2. Retro Fringe:

Zooey Deschanel brought back this iconic retro style with her heavy fringes that almost cover her eyes. The volume and drama are synonymous with the retro era.

3. Retro Waves:

A Veronica Lake inspired hairstyle, where the natural length and flow of the hair is flaunted to the best. This is a lovely hairstyle for those with straight to wavy hair. Just roll out your big hair rollers and a blow drier to medium heat. The curves will move and fall naturally. Add some hair serum to max the gloss factor.

4. Swept Back Fringe and Waves:

When you add the retro waves to the swept back tousled fringe you get this classy number. Just sweep back the crown hair and bangs to the back of your head and you will get this effortless style. Keep the hair glossy and add a twist to the gathered hair or create a pouf, the variations are endless.

5. The Head Band Bouffant:

This is a classic 1960’s inspired style that has been worn everywhere. From movie to red carpet galas this style is a timeless retro cliche. Often identified with the Brigitte Bardot style this is all about great long hair and height. It is a more swept and non messy variant that can be used with any outfit. Here is a do it yourself tutorial to get the bouffant look at home.

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6. Teased Double Bun:

Teased Double Bun

This elegant up-do has a teased crown and a unique twist. The key to this look lies in the imperfection. The messier the better as it will add the much needed volume to your hair. Start with parting the hair mid way from one ear to another. Separate the two and tease the lower section into a messy bun. Now create a pouf on the upper end and place it on the bun after tying a ponytail. The trick is to not pull the hair through the last loop of the pony tail elastic as it will add volume to your bun and your overall look.

7. High Volume Bun:

The high volume bun is another classic retro style which had takers everywhere. It is a neat and graceful style that is perfect for the evening appearances. This involves a high ponytail over a poofed up lower bun. The higher the ponytail and more the back brushing, the more is the volume of this style. This look is seen here sported by actress Marion Cotillard at a red carpet gala as the epitome of retro grace.

8. Short Castle Bob:

The bob hails from the 1920’s and was made stylish by the famous ballroom dancer, named Irene Castle. Since then it is referred to as the “Castle bob.” Over time it was identified with the flapper style and was aped by celebrities and common people alike. Now this style is reviving again with variations such as the asymmetrical bob.

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9. Side Swept Curls:

This style has earned legendary status thanks to the enigmatic Elizabeth Taylor. This is a perfect retro style for those with natural curls. It frames the face and brings out your eyes just like Hollywood’s own Cleopatra. It is an easy and effortless look, the curlier the better.

Experiment and play around with your hair to work the retro magic.