Just because you’ve got short hair doesn’t mean that there aren’t some unique things you can do with it. You can also do many funky styles and standout pieces you see done so intricately with long hair with short hair (and sometimes with a great deal more ease). And there are even some great styles out there that only work for short hair. This goes for a ton of styles, from the classic ones to trendy ones, but most especially for vintage styles. See below for a list of five of the best vintage styles for short hair.
Top 5 Vintage Hairstyles
#1. Marilyn Monroe Curls
Since the 1950s and the introduction to the blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe in the Asphalt Jungle, women the world over have been trying to copy her signature styles, with her hair being most especially being copied. To imitate her curls, you’ll need a good hair mousse, a comb, and curlers. While Marilyn chose to curl hers while her hair was wet, You can also make the curls with dry hair. Check out this style on celebs like Michelle Williams, Madonna, and Lady Gaga.
2. Finger Waves
Even if your parents haven’t blessed you with wavy or curly hair (or if you have and just looking for something different), you can create a very 1920s trendy finger wave style for your hair. Of course, you’ll need a high-quality mousse, a rat-tail comb, and some styling strips. And, of course, a bit of patience, as this style will take some time to create. A few famous women have shown off this unique style before, including Zendaya, Beyonce, and Charlize Theron.
3. Teased Ponytail
While a ponytail is not the most creative of vintage hairstyles to choose from if you want to stand out from the crowd, what you do with a said ponytail can be all yours. So grab your comb (or even a brush will do) and some hairspray and get to teasing. How high you make your 60s style go up is entirely up to you. See if you can imitate this style yourself, which has been done by celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Zooey Deschanel, and Jennifer Lopez.
4. Scarf Updo Fringe
Grabbing a scarf for your short hair can say a lot of things. Maybe you haven’t washed it in a few days; perhaps it came out funky today, or maybe you want to make a fashion statement. Whatever it is, wrap your hair up in that funky scarf and leave some fringe out – or use some fake fringe – on the top to pay homage to 50s styles. Some ladies who did it right were Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, and Eva Mendes.
5. Pinned Back
Pinned Back is one of the most straightforward vintage styles to do, perfect for you if you’re a novice at hair styling or just in a rush to get your hair done and out the door. Grab half of your hair and form it into a loose swirl on the side of your head. You can use a fun barrette or just a plain bobby pin to keep this 1920s style in place. Check out how Kristen Stewart, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Emily Blunt have utilized this style before.
These styles are just the tip of the iceberg for vintage hairdos for short hair. There’s also the updo with a bun, the flapper bob, the flapper bun, the victory roll updo, the pompadour, the Hollywood waves, the French twist, the mini beehive, and the bouffant, to name a few of the more popular ones.