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11 Easy vintage hairstyles to nurture your inner bombshell

Nadine Avola

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Beauty

Nadine is a film/TV actress, appearing in the new Vacation movie this summer. She's also been in Sydney White, Guiding Light, and Game On — an Italian Disney TV series.

Elegant vintage hairstyle tutorials that will take you back in time

The iconic Coco Chanel once said, "A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous." And vintage looks are just that.

But, to add some vintage into your style, you don't have to spend hours sifting through thrift stores or keep swiping your credit card on retro fashions. Instead, give your look some class and fabulous-ness with these 11 hair tutorials — no dollar signs required.

1. 1920s Old Hollywood waves

Elegant vintage hairstyle tutorials that will take you back in time
Image: Hair and Makeup by Steph

Steph, a professional hair stylist and makeup artist, shows us step-by-step how to recreate these ultra-glam waves. This Old Hollywood look is a modern twist on the renowned finger waves of the 1920s and 1930s.

2. 1930s Faux bob

Elegant vintage hairstyle tutorials that will take you back in time
Image: Kier Couture

Keir (that's key-air) brings back the retro faux bob — and with a super-sweet outfit, too (Check out her shoes!). She walks you through each step and before you know it, you'll be out searching for a flapper dress.

3. 1940s Gibson roll

Elegant vintage hairstyle tutorials that will take you back in time
Image: Jamie Beck/Cup of Jo

The Gibson roll, or tuck, originated from the Gibson girls of the 1890s, but became modernized in the 1940s. Joanna, of Cup of Jo, shows you how to get the look.

4. 1950s Headscarf

Elegant vintage hairstyle tutorials that will take you back in time
Image: Keiko Lynn

When we think headscarves, we think Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Lucille Ball — icons of the 1950s. Keiko's hair tutorial is really easy and only takes minutes.

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5. 1950s Bumper bangs

Elegant vintage hairstyle tutorials that will take you back in time
Image: The Freckled Fox

This hairstyle was made famous by Bettie Page — the famous pin-up model and actress of the 1950s. Emily, at The Freckled Fox, gives you some more background and guides you through the process.

6. 1950s Victory curls

Elegant vintage hairstyle tutorials that will take you back in time
Image: The Freckled Fox

Emily actually has tons of pin-up hairstyle tutorials, so I couldn't help but highlight her twice! In her tutorial she admits, "I like to do these tutorials when I have errands to run or a date to go on, because I love the funny looks I get from kids." Emily, we agree: Why not spice up our errand-running with a fun hairdo?

7. 1950s French twist

Elegant vintage hairstyle tutorials that will take you back in time
Image: The Small Things Blog

Has the French twist really ever gone out of style? I think not. But, the trick is to do it well. That's not always so easy. But, Kate, of The Small Things Blog, takes the fear out of styling and shows us how to perfectly craft an adorable French twist.

8. 1960s Hair flip

Elegant vintage hairstyle tutorials that will take you back in time
Image: Powder Room

The 1960s had such amazing style trends. Mad Men fans rejoice — this tutorial is for you. Give your ends a flip with just a few steps.

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9. 1960s Brigitte Bardot half updo

Elegant vintage hairstyle tutorials that will take you back in time
Image: Makeup Wearables

Brigitte Bardot, the French actress and sex symbol of the 1960s, may be the symbol of the 1960s. Her bouffant hairstyle has inspired women all over the world to achieve the look. This tutorial on Makeup Wearables shows you how.

10. 1960s Big bouffant

Elegant vintage hairstyle tutorials that will take you back in time
Image: Bobby Glam

Bobby Glam has another tutorial for a Bardot-inspired look. This look is a great hairstyle you can wear today without looking too costume-y.

11. 1970s Disco queen

Elegant vintage hairstyle tutorials that will take you back in time
Image: Chime Edwards

How amazing is this volume! Chime Edwards offers a YouTube tutorial on how to style this Donna Summer-inspired hairdo. Better grab your blue suede shoes for this.

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