10 Retro Hairstyles You Should Really Consider for Your Big Day

Tired of looking at the same hair inspiration for your big day ‘do? Take cues from a century’s worth of hairstyles and let these vintage looks inform your wedding hair.

From 1910 to today, here are ten looks that will give you a totally retro vibe on your big day.

1910 The turn of the century brought hairstyles that were a major departure from those of the Victorian era. Women’s hair in the early 1900s was long, voluminous and often pinned up in a loose fashion. To replicate this look on your big day, we recommend a style that’s sophisticated yet simple, like this pinned updo.

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Photo by Sylvie Gil via Fab You Bliss

1920 The roaring twenties brought about short and chic bobs, rocked by flappers and socialites alike. To get this look on your big day, we recommend loose waves, or pinning your hair into a bob-like look. Beaded headbands and adornments are absolutely a must!

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Photo by Andrea Brionne Photography via Bridal Musings

1930 The thirties were all about the pin curls. To replicate this look, we recommend using a small curling iron to wave your hair, then lightly teasing and pining into a loose updo.

10 Retro Wedding Hairstyles You Should Really Consider
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1940 Okay, think early Marilyn Monroe or Lauren Bacall — curls carefully pinned back to add dimension. To achieve this look on your wedding day, we recommend a curled, half up style, like this one.

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Hair by Kasia Fortuna, Photo by Kate Nielen Photography via Bridal Musings

1950 One of the major trends in the 1950s was the Victory Roll. This hairstyle, which utilizes a foam roller to create a unique look, is super easy to replicate on your big day. Check out this tutorial from Racked to learn how!

10 Retro Wedding Hairstyles You Should Really Consider
Photo by A Brit & A Blonde via Style Me Pretty

1960 The sixties were all about the volume! Playful top knots, buns or updos with a lot of volume are ideal to mimic this era. Think Mad Men.

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Photo by Raw Photo Design via Wedding Chicks

1970 Boho brides, you’ll love this era! Natural down ‘dos with simple braids are perfect for achieving the 1970s look. Accessories like flower crowns or hats are a must!

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Photo by Kayla Barker via Wedding Sparrow

1980 The eighties may get a bad rap in the beauty department, but we love the textured waves of the decade. To get an eighties-esque look for your big day, curl your hair and slightly tease for a bit of volume.

10 Retro Wedding Hairstyles You Should Really Consider
Photo by Erich McVey via Wedding Chicks

1990 The 90s were all about sleek hair. Think Rachel Green from Friends… Straighten your hair and pin it into a mod chignon for a total 90s look.

10 Retro Wedding Hairstyles You Should Really Consider
Photo by KT Crabb Photography via Every Last Detail

Today One of the biggest trends of today? Bridal braids! We love this bohemian-inspired style for it’s simplicity and practicality on the big day.

10 Retro Wedding Hairstyles You Should Really Consider
Photo by Laura Gordon Photography via Wedding Sparrow

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