Cute and Easy Retro Hairstyles for Long Hair
Looking for easy hairstyles for long hair, and want to add some vintage flair to your look? These two styles are sure to fit the bill!
While long hair can sometimes be a pain–the constant straightening, curling, and styling can get annoying–its wonderful versatility is what makes it so fun! If you have long hair, you’re able to recreate lots of fun, girly, vintage looks from eras gone by. So whether you’re a flower child, pin-up queen, or a glamorous flapper girl, check out some of our favorite retro styles for a unique way to style your long hair.
The quintessential 50s pinup style, victory rolls are as sexy as they are perfect for long hair.
- Start with clean, dry hair, and spray lightly with a flexible-hold spray.
- Separate your hair into a deep side-part with two parts towards the front, about halfway towards the back of your head. Flip these two parts over, so the two parts are in front of your face.
- Lightly backcomb the bottoms of the two sections–a little goes a long way–and spray the teasing with some more hairspray.
- Using a boar-bristle brush, flip the two sections back up, and smooth down.
- Roll the two sections towards each other, then pin in place.
- Curl, straighten, or pin the rest of your hair–it’s up to you!
- Set with high-shine hairspray.
Ultra-Sleek 70s Glam
Super-long hair was huge in the 70s, and for good reason! Take a cue from Cher: the dramatic middle part and super-straight strands let your natural features stand out and take center stage. This super-mod look is a great bohemian throwback and easily complements various outfits.
- Start with clean, dry hair, and work a heat-resistant oil (such as Argan, Jojoba, or Moroccan oil) through the bottom ends of your hair, and any places that are stiff or dry to the touch.
- Split your hair directly in the middle (trust us).
- Depending on the thickness of your hair, separate your hair into two or three sections, and quickly move Lionesse Flat Iron over each one-to-two-inch section of hair. Make sure to move quickly in order to keep the cuticle of your hair intact and prevent damage.
- Once you’ve finished straightening the sections, finish with a couple more drops of heat-resistant oil and a light spray of flexible-hold hairspray. Add a hippie headband for extra 70s glam!
The Gibson Girl
Wanting to go back a couple centuries? You’re in luck: the classic updo from the 19th century is back in style and looks amazing paired with feminine, flowy dresses and pastel makeup. If you’re a Marie Antoinette girl, this look is for you.
- Start with second-or-third day hair for ultra volume. If your hair is freshly cleansed, fluff up your roots with a little dry shampoo.
- Flip your head over, and blast from the root upwards with a blowdryer.
- Gently backcomb, starting at the center of your head, and working outwards to the front of your roots.
- Flip your hair back up, and gather your hair into a bun towards the upper back of your head. Bobby pin away!
- Set with a light-hold hairspray, and pull a few pieces out here and there to keep it looking fresh and modern.
Do you have a favorite look from the past that works great with short hair? Let us know in the comments!