Saturday, May 26, 2012

Easy vintage hairstyles?

Readers, I'd love your opinion! Are there any no-fuss vintage hairstyles or haircuts?
Something that looks stylish but is not time-consuming?
Vintage flair for those who lack the time for perfect hair?
Any era or length welcome!

I'd be thrilled to hear of your own personal experience! Maybe you found an extremely quick cut? Or maybe you discovered one that looked simple but was actually a time snatcher?

I've got my own opinions, but I'd love to see what others think. In all honesty, I normally don't mind putting in the extra hours to create the perfect look, but there are times in life when that's simply not possible. With all our combined knowledge I plan to put together a post collaborating everyone's opinions and sharing the tips to success!


Esz said...

I'd love to know this too! My hair is getting long and I want to try some vintage styles but don't know where to start! Quick and easy would be perfect!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

I guess there is always the Louise Brooks bob. Do you know Katie Louise Ford? She has a fantastic 20s bob and it rocks with all of her 1950s gear.

ConstantlyAlice said...

I agree! My Louise Brooks bob was by far the easiest cut I've had.

Emma Litton said...

I think the Middy in any length is great. It's a great versatile cut. Mine is above the shoulders and I can easily do 30's 40's and 50's. For easy hair dos I usually do a faux bang and two victory rolls on the side and and go, that takes about ten mins. For 50's I put a set of hot curlers in (when I'm in a rush) and that just takes about 20 mins to cool and you're done. I always do my make up while they're cooling. For 30's or 20's I roll a bit of my hair up for an even shorter faux bob and maybe do super tight curls every once in a while. Sorry that was so long! Hop it helped :)


Luna said...

I tend to do a veeery simple 50s high ponytail (with a flower or a nice vintage clip) when Im in a hurry
But up to now I must confess I am not very skilled when it comes to complicated/vintage hairstyles anyway, so I'll have to learn :D
And I am curious now what others will suggest!

Liebe Grüße :)

Penny Dreadful Vintage said...

For long hair a simple bun with little wisps around the face is good, and you can always add a flower on the side. I'm enjoying me 30s style bob at the moment, the finger waves are quick to do but it is still taking me a while to get used to them!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

I think it really depends on what type of hair you have. I have really fine, thin hair so it's hard for me to hold a curl. Therefor victory rolls are nearly impossible for me. I do like to look up vintage hairstyles on youtube. A 1960s beehive is my favorite.

Sarah said...

Thanks for all the great advice guys!
I'm currently getting bombarded with uni so even a quick set is seeming difficult to maintain... do you think I could pull off a 1920's bob? xox

Jessica Cangiano said...

As someone with ultra fine, thin (and progressively thinning), and bone straight hair, I've searched for easy vintage hairstyles over the years, too. While "easy" is probably a bit relative to each of us, the two main options I've encountered in this regard are using snoods and headscarves (often with faux Bettie bangs or curls piled up in the front) for 40s/50s looks.

Thank you very much for your lovely comment on my 1950s eye make-up post, sweet gal, I really appreciate it and wish you luck in finding one or more easy vintage hairstyles that you love.

♥ Jessica


You can create really easy waves with a pair of straighteners..BUT I CAN'T EXPLAIN HOW TO DO IT WITH WORDS!

Anonymous said...

I like your blog and your desing! :D
I'm new in this

Sarah Dee said...

I love the simple bandana over the hair look a la lucille ball! Its super easy, looks retro and covers up a bad hair day!


Invisible Eavie said...

I have long (ish) hair, and I usually put one pincurl in the side when I haven't got much time. I find that it works quite well as a more relaxed vintage style. Love your blog!