Hairstyles today are so varied and unique that it is difficult to actually name a hairstyle that is unique to this era. Retro hairstyles are seen on red carpets and star-studded events all across the nation. Below are the top five retro celebrity hairstyles that not only look beautiful on the celebs but also will look great on you.
Flapper Hairstyle – Drew Barrymore wears this glamorous style and shines. I do not think I would have covered this great style up with a beaded net; however, the style is perfect for her. Women wore their hair short to show independence and to distance themselves from the longer styles that had been worn by women for so long. This retro celebrity hairstyle works best with short hair.
Depression-era finger or Marcel waves of the 1930s – Ellen Pompeo shows off this great hairstyle that is perfect for her long neck and slender shoulders. Inspired by such celebrities as Jean Harlow, Bette Davis and Ginger Rogers. This retro era hairstyle typically works best with short to medium hair and is simple to style with fingers, mousse and hair spray.
Fancy Updo of the 1960s – Heidi Klum looks stunning in this retro hairstyle from the ’60s. The fancy updo was an elegant hairstyle from this era made popular in the advertisement for L’Oreal of Paris. Many stars during this era wore this hairstyle to events, premiers and awards shows. There are no other retro hairstyles that have the elegance and sophistication that this fancy updo exhibits.
Early 1970s straight pulled back style – Scarlett Johansson pulls off this look perfectly. Her hair is very straight but is healthy-looking and shiny. Her hair is teased just a little at the crown, pulled back and secured about mid-way down the back of her head. She has her hair pulled back over the tops of her ears, as was the style in the early 1970s.
Classic 1940s Side Part – This hairstyle was made popular by Rita Hayworth and Veronica Lake and exudes sensuality and glamour. This voluminous and wavy retro hairstyle looks fabulous on Dita Von Tesse. She radiates beauty in this 1940s era hairstyle with its fullness and glossiness.
Getting a retro celebrity haircut is the first step to having on of these retro hairstyles. You must also learn a few tricks about styling to achieve these five retro celebrity hairstyles. The best way to achieve these retro styles is to take a picture with you to a hairstylist that specializes in celebrity haircuts. Discuss the haircut and the time & complexity for styling and maintaining this hairstyle. If you decide to proceed with a retro hairstyle, make sure that your stylist teaches you how to style and maintain your hair and what products you should use to recreate the retro style at home.