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TIMELESS VINTAGE
WEDDING HAIRSTYLES

Turn back the clock for your big day by styling your tresses into one of these breathtaking vintage wedding hairstyles.

Ahead of your nuptials, take inspiration from decades gone by to style your vintage wedding hair. Each era had screen sirens and starlets that added iconic looks to the hair hall of fame. Marilyn Monroe’s bombshell tight curls, Veronica Lake’s glamourous Hollywood waves, Betty Grable’s victory rolls – all of them beautiful, all of them totally bridal.

Cast your mind back over the decades to find the perfect vintage bridal hairstyle for you. The 1930s were soft and romantic, while the 1950s were flirty and feminine. If you want to make a statement with bold and big, the 1970s are your time.

Whether you’re tying the knot in retro fashion or are simply searching for a timeless look, these vintage-inspired wedding hairstyles are perfect for your special day.

DISCO CURLS

Dancing queens, this vintage wedding hairstyle is the one for you. Channelling the drama and volume of its ‘70s heyday, a head full of disco curls is a bold choice – one that demands attention at first glance. Pair with a simple dress and a dash of glitter and you’ll be ready to rock the dance floor with your other half.

Tip: Add body to your locks before styling with ghd total volume foam.

Image: @patrickwilson

HOLLYWOOD WAVES

Exude the refined beauty of the red carpet as you walk down the aisle with this classic vintage wedding hairstyle. Hollywood waves pay homage to the stars of the 1940s, tumbling down your back in deep, sculpted style. Prep tresses with ghd straight & tame cream then style using the ghd curve® classic curl tong.

GIBSON TUCK

Twist your locks into a Gibson tuck, a style made famous during the Edwardian era. This elegant updo sweeps your locks off your shoulders in classic fashion, allowing you to show off the intricate details of your wedding gown. For a contemporary take on this vintage bridal hairstyle, tuck half of your hair into an updo and let the rest flow loose in a low ponytail.

Image: @justinemarjan

EMBELLISHED WAVES

Go for 1920s chic on your wedding day with embellished waves – the perfect look for the glitz-loving bride. Use the ghd curve® creative curl wand to create textured waves, then adorn locks with jewelled hair clips around the front of your hairline for Gatsby-inspired glamour.

BEEHIVE

Take your tresses up into a beehive and nod to the swinging ‘60s on your wedding day. The it girls of the time, such as Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot, gave this updo their stamp of approval and it’s been a go-to look ever since. Volume is essential for achieving that iconic conical shape, so prep hair with ghd total volume foam and tease locks with the ghd tail comb before pinning in place.

Tip: Allow tendrils to fall loose at the front and style them with the ghd curve® classic wave wand for a romantic finish.

VICTORY ROLLS

This wartime look is the epitome of the 1940s and one of the most iconic vintage bridal hairstyles to wear on your wedding day. Eternally chic, victory rolls add body to your locks and frame your face beautifully. Either use them to embellish waves or create a retro-style updo.

Image: @justinemarjan

WAVY HIGH PONYTAIL

A bouncy wavy ponytail, worn high on the head, is one of the 1950s’ best hairstyles. Smooth locks into a ponytail, before waving your free-flowing tresses with the ghd curve® classic wave wand. Add a ribbon for a truly fifties take on this vintage-inspired wedding hairstyle.

Tip: Wrap a small section of hair around the hairband to hide the elastic.

BRAIDED BUN

Twist and braid your tresses into an elegant updo that’s straight out of the post-Edwardian golden age. Romantic and feminine, this early 20th-century hairstyle is utterly charming. Weave a velvet ribbon through your plaits to complete your vintage bridal hair look.

Image: @samiratura

FARRAH WAVES

Flick those tresses out in Farrah Fawcett fashion with this ‘70s-inspired vintage wedding hairstyle. Her feathered, bouncy waves caused a hair revolution during the psychedelic decade and still have bombshell appeal. Put a retro spin on your wavy wedding hair and embrace this seriously sassy style.

Image: @andrea_england

FINGER WAVES

Flawless and soft, fingers waves defined a generation of hair during the 1920s and is one of the most alluring vintage wedding hairstyles you could choose. Sculpt these ‘S’ waves into your tresses with the ghd gold® professional styler and spritz with ghd final shine spray for a glossy finish.

Achieve a mesmerising bridal look when you choose one of these dreamy vintage wedding hairstyles. Capturing the classic beauty of iconic starlets and sirens, these hair dos will ensure you look timeless on your special day.

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