Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Vintage Bridal Hairstyles - Inspiration and Tips

Vintage bridal hairstyles are gorgeous hair ideas for brides on their wedding day yet can be complicated to recreate. Before you consider attempting any vintage hairstyle, stock up on essential pins, clips and rollers and all of the latest salon supplies online, to ensure you have the correct arsenal of hair styling equipment to create an array of gorgeous vintage hair styles!

In this post, I'll take you through vintage styles through the years, inspirational figures such as Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, the glamour of Hollywood and the Boho Bombshell style. 

Why Go Vintage?

From the Roaring Twenties to Fifties Hollywood, vintage weddings recreate a wonderfully romantic nostalgia. Who wouldn’t want to embody a silver screen siren on their wedding day and have their hair seeping with retro glamour? There are hundreds of vintage hair styles across the decades to be inspired by. Whether the bride’s hair is long or short, straight or curly, blonde, red or brunette, guaranteed there will be a vintage hair style to suit her. Or course it’s not just the hair type you need to take into account, but her own personal style. Are they sophisticated and chic, or sexy and glamorous?

Timeless Elegance

Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn are beautiful starting points for creating timeless and chic hair styles. Elegant buns and sleek up dos finished off with a sparkly clip or hair band will add a touch of subtle glamour. For a sleek up-do grab a load of hair pins, clips and grips as well as a strong long-lasting hair spray to hold and add shine to sculpted styles.

Hollywood Glamour

If your bride wants mega-watt glamour then retro curls are perfect for creating a silver screen siren style. Rita Hayworth’s sleek and shiny waves make stunning wedding day hair. Curlers or curling tongs are requirements for creating this wavy style, as well as a curling lotion that gives shape and definition to the curls.

Boho Bombshell

Moving across the decades, a tousled half up, half down sixties style is perfect for undone glamour. Think Brigitte Bardot’s tumbling curls loosely pinned into a half up do, with a white satin ribbon taking place of Brigitte’s iconic black headband. Volumising powder and a backcombing comb are styling essentials, as well as big curlers, pins and strong hairspray.
Whether the wedding day is a full on vintage theme, or the bride just wants a touch of old school glamour for her hair and makeup, vintage hairstyles are beautiful styling ideas for brides on their wedding day. With a range of stunning styles to choose from over the decades there’s sure to be a hairstyle to suit every bride.  


Of course, you need to make you pair your vintage hairstyle with the perfect vintage wedding dress to make sure you complete this classic and unique look on your wedding day. Then, combine your beautiful dress and vintage bridal hair style with stunning retro-makeup. I recommend trying a beautiful, dark red lipstick alongside fabulous lashes and eyes to really nail that vintage look.
About the author: Victoria is a UK-based freelance fashion and lifestyle writer for CoolBlades.co.uk. She also works as a fashion buyer for one the UK's biggest brands.

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