22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding
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22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

Long-gone are the days of rigid and stiff updos – vintage wedding hairstyles are in.

These styles are perfect for your special day: they create a timeless vibe that won’t seem dated when you flip through your photo album decades down the road.

Vintage hairstyles also give you the perfect opportunity to dive head first into a specific theme. Old Hollywood, midcentury, rockabilly, 60s mod: the possibilities are endless.

You can also pair a vintage hairstyle from one era with makeup trends from another to create a unique mix of class.

Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Every Length

Whether your hair is long or short, natural or pin straight, you have plenty of options for both up-dos and flowing locks.

These vintage hairstyles also give you a big opportunity to incorporate accessories without looking tacky: pearls, subtle jewels, feathers, you name it.

Make sure to take your dress into consideration before choosing a hairstyle.

If you haven’t selected your dress yet, you’ve got a little more room to explore. If not, bring some photos to your stylist to find out which wedding hairstyles work best with the shape and neckline of your dress.

To help you out, we’ve included a video tutorial for nearly every style so you can test them out on your own.

1. Side-swept Waves22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

What’s more classy and glamorous than side-swept waves? This style pairs well with an off-white dress for creating a warm rustic feel. Give your bangs some volume to create a 1950s vibe.

Here’s how to get the pins right.

2. Old Hollywood Bouffant

22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

If you’ve got bangs, this old Hollywood inspired bouffant is perfect. Add some bold makeup and jewelry to contrast with this simple style.

Here’s how to perfect the French twist bouffant combo on your own.

3. Victory Rolls

22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

This picture proves that victory rolls are much more versatile than most people think. Sure, you can go all-out with the rockabilly look, but you can also keep things a little subtler, too.

Not to mention, victory rolls also work great for hair of different lengths and textures. For short hair, try victory rolls with an updo. Long hair can go half-up half-down with victory rolls on top and long flowing locks underneath.

4. Birdcage22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

Forget those 90s style veils: birdcages are making a huge comeback.

This is a great option for incorporating a slight vintage vibe into your look without completely diving in. Plus, it works great with different eras: 1930s, 1950s, 1960s. You could even add a little embellishment with some pearls or rhinestones.

If you’re feeling crafty, here’s a tutorial for making one yourself.

5. Floral Focal Point

22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

Large flowers add a little extra elegance and femininity. Plus, they fit in perfectly with the side-swept style.

Select a color to match your dress or go bold with a pop of contrasting color. You could even match with your flowers or bridesmaid dresses – you have lots of options here.

6. Silky Curl Bobs

22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

Is there anything more romantic and playful than a curled bob?

These silky curls add a little extra elegance to this 60s inspired angled bob. Pair this style with a long-sleeve lace dress and some small white flowers woven in for a fairytale inspired look.

Here’s how to get the silky-smooth curls while keeping frizz at bay.

7. Pearls

22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

Who said pearls had to be big and tacky?

Small pearls work well with just about any of the vintage wedding hairstyles on this list. Pair them with a lacy white or cream-colored gown for a timeless romantic look straight out of a fairytale.

8. Half Pinned Back

22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

Talk about retro!

This half-up half-down bouffant is a perfect medium between relaxed flowing locks and a tight updo. It also works well with varying hair lengths.

Pair this style with bold lashes, smokey eyes, and nude lips to fully embrace the 60s mod look.

In this video, John Frieda explains how to perfect the look on your own.

9. Flower Crowns

Forget the Snapchat filters. On your wedding day, go for the real-life flower crown with these vintage wedding hairstyles.

You have plenty of options with this one. Go for bold and bright flowers or keep it subtle like the photo above. These flower crowns are perfect for spring weddings when flowers are in full bloom,

Here’s how to make one yourself:

10. Feathers

22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

Fans of the Great Gatsby will go gaga for this flapper inspired look.

The peacock feathers in the photo above make a bold statement, but you can opt for white or cream-colored feathers as well.

Pair these feathers with a low bun, finger waves, or side-swept do.

11. Side-swept Dramatic Pony

22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

Side-swept ponies are just another one of the many vintage wedding hairstyles straight out of the 1960s mod look. These styles work great with accessories like bold flowers or gems.

12. Long and Loose

22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

Who needs an updo?

Wide, long, and loose curls are laid-back and low maintenance so you can enjoy your big day with a classy and elegant vibe. You can even add some hair jewelry for a vintage boho look.

Not to mention, it’s super easy to pull this one off on your own.

13. Crown Braid

22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

Crown braids are elegant, vintage, and work great with all hair types.

Braid a small portion of hair around your face and let the rest flow or wrap it all up in one or two large braids. This is another great opportunity to add some accessories or extensions in different colors.

Here’s a simple tutorial for ladies with natural hair:

14. Headpieces

22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

Forehead bands are usually associated with the boho style – which works great for vintage hairstyles – but they also add extra elegance to flapper styles like finger waves.

Check out different colored rhinestones or pearls to match your other wedding accessories.

15. Bumper Bangs

22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

Nothing screams vintage quite like bumper bangs.

When most people think of bumper bangs, they might imagine rockabilly pinup, but you can incorporate this hairstyle in plenty of ways to create a look that’s equal parts vintage and classy.

Pair this style with cat eyes and red lips to embrace the pinup look or stick with a more subtle makeup like in the photo above.

16. Low Bun

22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

Low buns paired with finger waves are another great vintage style straight out of the flapper era.

Add some bright red lipstick and feather accessories for an old Hollywood themed wedding.

17. Mod Beehive

22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

Beehives don’t need to look dated and tacky: puff up the back and add a braid in the front.

You could also skip the braid and let a few pieces in the front wisp around your face for a less “tight” look.

Just don’t forget the doe eyes with lots of mascara and nude lips.

18. Jewels

22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

Not into the flower crowns? No problem.

You can still add some embellishment to your wedding do with jeweled headbands. Skip the necklace and go for some hair jewelry instead.

19. Finger Waves

22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

You were waiting for this one, weren’t you? Finger waves are timeless and classy. Plus, they work great with hair of all lengths and types: straight, natural, long, or short.

Go for an updo with some finger waves around your face for the flapper look or leave or down and dreamy like the photo.

20. Glam Accessories

22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

With all these side-swept styles you need something to add a little embellishment.

Fortunately, you have lots of options for adding a little glam to your vintage wedding hairstyles. Try pins with one big jewel or floral inspired pieces like in the photo.

21. Old Hollywood Curls

22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

You’ll kind of feel like a movie star on your wedding day already with all the photography and red-carpet treatment. Why not go all-out with a hairdo straight out of old Hollywood?

These timeless curls are elegant and work well with either a long-sleeve or sleeveless gown.

22. Ballerina Bun

22 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles for Your Classy Fairytale Wedding

It doesn’t get more clean and classy than a ballerina bun. Add some pearls and jewels or just leave it bare for a timeless look straight out of the 1950s.

Here’s a super easy method that doesn’t require a donut piece.

Embrace Your Favorite Style with Vintage Wedding Hairstyles

Are you thinking 1960s mod? Or maybe textbook fairytale is more your style?

Your wedding day gives you the opportunity to live out your style fantasy for a day.

Whatever era you love, these vintage wedding hairstyles can help you create the timeless wedding of your dreams.

The only question is, which one will you pick?

Brilliant Eyebrow Tips Explained Through GIFs
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16 Brilliant Eyebrow Tips Explained Through GIFs

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take one beauty product, what would it be?

Many women would probably say their favorite eyebrow product.

It’s understandable.

Crisp and clean eyebrows make it easy to look put-together even with minimal effort in the morning.

At the same time, achieving the perfect brow isn’t exactly easy. You pluck, shape, and trim, but something just isn’t right.

Why can’t you achieve the perfect brow?

You can!

And we’re here to help you do just that with these eyebrow tips.

16 Eyebrow Tips Explained Through GIFs to Help You Achieve the Perfect Shape

Your method is extremely important when it comes to eyebrow tips, but so are the products you use.

High-quality products usually only cost about $10 more than drug store items so it’s not even a huge splurge.

Plus, these products tend to last a long time so you really get your money’s worth.

That’s why under each of these tips, we’ve included the best products.

From start to finish, this entire process should only take about 45 minutes max – as long as you don’t count the first step.

1. Don’t Touch Them

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Most people over pluck their brows on a regular basis. Before they know it, they have thin sticks with a strange shape.

Before completing anything on this list – wait.

Give your brows about six weeks to regrow. Sure, you can pluck above your nose and eyes in the meantime, but for the love of all that’s holy, don’t mess with the shape.

Let those babies grow in nice and full before you give them a crisp new shape.

2. Start at the Right Time of Day

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Always shape and pluck in natural light since you can see all the hairs a lot better. Otherwise, you’ll end up checking your face out in the car mirror later wondering why you didn’t notice all those tiny hairs around your eye.

Try to find a mirror near a window with lots of natural light shining through. A small standing mirror with a magnified option works great.

This LED vanity mirror from Amazon is only $25 and it lets you view your face from every angle.

3. Identify Your Brow Shape

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You need to figure out what you’re working with.

Are your brows naturally round? Do they have a sharp arch? Do the hairs point in several directions?

Once you’ve identified your brows’ natural shape, you can select a shape from the image above that will work best with what you’ve already got.

4. Identify Your Face Shape

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If your face is long and oval, a straight eyebrow can help even things out. If your face is round go for a sharp arch to add some angle. Heart shaped faces can get away with curved brows.

You want your brow shape to complement the shape of your face.

5. Cleanse the Area

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Time to prep your skin for plucking.

Plucking your eyebrows is somewhat of a surgical process – there might be a bit of blood involved.

Apply some witch hazel or rubbing alcohol to a cotton ball to cleanse the area. You want everything to be nice and clean. You can also rub a fresh cotton ball over your tweezers and tools.

T.N. Dickenson’s Witch Hazel is only about $4 and it’s a gentler alternative to rubbing alcohol.

6. Lubricate

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A little-known secret when it comes to eyebrow tips: applying some facial oil prepares the hair follicles for plucking.

This helps ensure you rip the entire hair out at the root rather than just pieces (so annoying).

Derma E. Radiant is only $19.99 at Ulta or you can treat yourself with this White Diamond Facial Serum for $75.

7. Find Your Starting Point, Arch, and End Point

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Now we’re getting to the fun part.

Using a pencil, identify the beginning, arch, and end for your brows.

Your eyebrows should start at the same point as your nostril. Pivot the pencil over to the edge of your iris – that’s your arch point. Pivot again to the corner of your eye and that’s where your brow should end.

8. Fill-in Your Brows with a Pencil or Pigment

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By filling in your brows in the right shape before you start plucking, you’ll be able to see exactly where you should remove the hair.

The Anastasia Brow Wiz gets the job done for $21 (and you can also use it for step 13).

Since most of this pigment will wipe away during the grooming process, you can also go with a regular drugstore brand for this step like this $4 pencil from Rimmel.

9. Start Plucking

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Don’t cheap out when it comes to tweezers – they are not all created equal.

Higher priced tweezers are of a much higher quality: they have an excellent slant and a sharper point.

This ensures that you’ll be able to grip and remove the entire hair instead of pulling out pieces. You don’t want your brows to look like stubble.

These slant tweezers from TweezerGuru are reasonably priced at about $10 but still work with amazing precision.

10. Time for a Trim

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Too many folks skip this part but it’s super important for avoiding bushy brows.

Using a spoolie brush, brush your eyebrows upwards so all the hair stands straight up. Take a pair of scissors and cut each hair individually to avoid giving your brows a straight-line appearance.

If your brows are particularly long, you will need to do this in segments. Don’t forget the ends.

This Sonia Kushuk brush is only $1.99 and these narrow-tip precision scissors clock in at $19.99.

11. The Holy Grail of Eyebrow Tips: Remove Extra Fuzzies with a Shaping Razor

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You’re not done yet!

Using a shaping razor, clean up all the peach fuzz hairs that are too small to pluck.

Moving from your forehead downwards with the blade parallel to your brow, clean up all the fuzzy hair on your face just above your brow, in between your brows, as well as between your brow and eye.

This is how you get a super clean and crisp brow without waxing.

These razors are cheap: you can snatch a pack of 9 for $15. (They also work great for above your lips and under your ears.)

12. Apply a Cooling Cream

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Now that the hair removal portion of these eyebrow tips is complete, you need to apply a cooling lotion to calm your skin.

Eucerine is a steal at $6.99 or you can splurge with this luxurious $40 Calming Cream from Après.

13. Fill in Your Brows with Your Pigment of Choice

 

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You made it – time to apply your favorite pigment to fill in the gaps.

Even folks with full brows can benefit from using a pigment – it keeps the shape crisp.

Eyebrow tips beauty hack: use a darker pigment for the outer thin line and a lighter pigment for the wider portion near your nose.

This adds a little contour to your brow which makes the color look more natural.

Also, make sure you color-in your brows with quick and small strokes to mimic the shape of hairs and avoid creating a boxy look.

For pencils, Anastasia’s Brow Wiz is great or you can go for their cake powder at $18 and use a $10 angle brush for application.

14. Set into Place with Gel or Clear Mascara

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Time to set it in with a coat of clear mascara – just $5.99 from Maybelline.

If your brows are particularly thin, go for a pigmented gel. Anastasia makes a great gel in several colors with a $22 price tag.

15. Add Some Highlight

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Now that your brows look great, you need to show them off.

High Beam from Benefit gives your brows a radiant finish and this bottle will last you forever.

16. You Now Have Perfect Brows

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You’re all set: sit back and admire your beautiful brows!

Don’t Forget to Maintain Your Shape

Congrats: you’ve made it through all the eyebrow tips!

Now, you just need to maintain your perfect brows. Obviously, that’s a lot easier said than done.

Pick one day to pluck stray hairs, trim, and shape with a razor on a bi-weekly basis – just don’t mess with the overall shape of the brow too much.

If you pluck more than biweekly, you risk messing up the shape you worked so hard to create. Back away from the tweezers.

You’re ready: get out there and show off your beautiful brows.