Stunning Vintage-Inspired Prom Hairstyles

Vintage-Inspired Prom Hairstyles

Vintage-Inspired Prom HairstylesVintage is not only about wearing the right clothes and carrying an appropriate handbag but it is also about wearing your hair right. The secret to get closest to your favorite decade is to style your hair and get a vintage hairstyle that immediately transports you back in time.

There are a number of hairstyles that allows you to capture the look of your favorite decade for your prom without any problems. Be it the 1930s or the ’40s or the ’50s, what you need to do is to know the tricks of making the appropriate prom hairstyle.

Popular Vintage Prom Styles

The most common thing about vintage prom hairstyles is that most of them have curls. From bubble flip to pin curls, you will not be successful in creating a vintage hairstyle without well sculpted curls. Here are a few curls and not curls vintage hairstyles that are easy to make and also easy to maintain.

Soft Pin Curls

30’s and 40’s were known for their pin curls that frame the face of the women. Very popular, getting the pin curl look and evoking the starlet look can be achieved with proper hair tools such as rollers and bobby pins. Start by damping the hair and then roll the sections into hair rollers and lock it into a tight circle with clips. For variations, use rollers on the top of the head. If you want a messy and informal look, then brush the hair with your hands.


60’s was known for a bouffant hairdo that can be easily achieved with large volumizing rollers. Section the hair and use hot rollers for a long-standing bouffant hairstyle.

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If you are using plastic rollers, wet the hair before you roll them for better setting. Once you remove the hair rollers, spray it with a long-standing hairspray that helps you to pile the bouffant and keep it in shape.

Burlesque Updo

To create this look, one can simply section the hair and twist the sections to create rolled hair. Start by doing so at the front and then work backwards. While folding the twisted hair, fold it inwards and pin them at the scalp with hair pins and clips.

Regardless of the shape and form, you need to make the hair rolls all over the head. While folding the front of your hair, keep in mind to roll backwards; this helps in shaping the face. End the hair routine, by using a hairspray that adds shine to the hair. For a more dramatic look, add a hair clip on one side of the hair.

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Victory Rolls

Known to be a well-known and popular 50s hairstyle, victory rolls is a classic choice that is very easy to make.

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Also, a great choice is you are experiencing a bad hair day, victory rolls is all about rolling sections of the hair at the front to form curls close to the scalp. Once you reach the scalp, pin them with clips to keep it in shape and place.

Rosie the Riveter

For this popular vintage hairstyle, one can simply use a curling iron to create soft curls from the nape and work towards the crown. To create the bumped look, one can simply take the newly curled hair and push and pin it on the scalp. Once the bun is made using the curls, take a headscarf and tie it into the head. Accessories should be minimal.

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