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09 Apr 2015

Learn How to Create the Ultimate Vintage Vixen Hairstyles!

by megan@hitched

Everyone knows that vintage is a huge trend when it comes to weddings. It calls for lots of hand-made or gathered details, adorable patterns and pretty pastel colours. But this trend can be interpreted in many different ways. Maybe you’re an old Hollywood starlet bride oozing Marilyn Monroe glamour? Or what about a rocking retro bride with sass and style? Perhaps its kitsch florals and a 50’s style wedding dress that gets you excited.

Everyone knows that vintage is a huge trend when it comes to weddings. It calls for lots of hand-made or gathered details, adorable patterns and pretty pastel colours. But this trend can be interpreted in many different ways. Maybe you’re an old Hollywood starlet bride oozing Marilyn Monroe glamour? Or what about a rocking retro bride with sass and style? Perhaps its kitsch florals and a 50’s style wedding dress that gets you excited. But however you want to work your vintage vibe, you’re going to need a beauty look that matches your day. Which is why I’ve got Award-winning bridal and celebrity hairstylist Vicki Lord to give me some tips and ideas for retro bridal hair. 
This Rocky Retro up-do looks amazing with a strapless dress because of how it elegantly shows off the neck. I love the volume on top and the almost 80’s feel that it brings to the look.
The Structured Beehive really makes a statement. It gives a nod to the sixties era and has an incredible height and precise look.
The Marvelous Marcel Wave is my favourite, it’s glamorous and sophisticated and works for a vintage look but doesn’t feel dated.
Vicki Lord says, “An era that is very popular, probably because of television series such as Downton Abbey, is the thirties and forties, and this is an overall style that celebrities have been emulating on the red carpet for years, because it is super feminine, glamorous and elegant.”
Here’s how to get that look – 
Tools needed: hair-wand or tong, soft bristle brush, sectioning clips, heat protector spray and hair spray.
Hair length required: medium to long.
1. Evenly spray blow-dried hair with heat protector spray throughout.
2. Create a deep side parting best suited to your face shape. 
3. Starting from the nape of your neck, work in horseshoe sections around the head, take large sections of hair and wrap hair around wand or curling tong, keeping the wand vertical as you go. Start by curling hair in one direction then curl hair in the opposite direction at the next horseshoe section. This will help create an-'S' shape wave. TOP TIP:  Make sure you pin the curls in place with sectioning clips, allowing each one to cool completely, this will create a stronger, lasting curl.
4. Once you have curled all of your hair, remove pins then gently brush hair through to create a soft wave., and keep brushing through the hair to sculpt the wave. 
5. When you have created your desired wave, apply sectioning clips in the deepest part of the wave closest to your scalp, as this helps create a nice deep, defined Marcel wave. 
6. Spray with hairspray to secure wave, and leave clips in as long as you can in order to set the look.
7. Remove clips to reveal your stunning Marcel wave, and try adorning your vintage hairstyle with a bejewelled headdress to add that special sparkle. 

TOP TIP: Be patient! Give yourself enough time for Step 3, and only take the clips out at Step 7 when you are ready to head to your ceremony.

Everyone knows that vintage is a huge trend when it comes to weddings. It calls for lots of hand-made or gathered details, adorable patterns and pretty pastel colours. But this trend can be interpreted in many different ways. Maybe you’re an old Hollywood starlet bride oozing Marilyn Monroe glamour? Or what about a rocking retro bride with sass and style? Perhaps its kitsch florals and a 50’s style wedding dress that gets you excited.

But however you want to work your vintage vibe, you’re going to need a beauty look that matches your day. Which is why I’ve got Award-winning bridal and celebrity hairstylist Vicki Lord to give me some tips and ideas for retro bridal hair. 



This Rocky Retro up-do looks amazing with a strapless dress because of how it elegantly shows off the neck. I love the volume on top and the almost 80’s feel that it brings to the look.



The Structured Beehive really makes a statement. It gives a nod to the sixties era and has an incredible height and precise look.




The Marvelous Marcel Wave is my favourite, it’s glamorous and sophisticated and works for a vintage look but doesn’t feel dated. Vicki Lord says, “An era that is very popular, probably because of television series such as Downton Abbey, is the thirties and forties, and this is an overall style that celebrities have been emulating on the red carpet for years, because it is super feminine, glamorous and elegant.”



Here’s how to get that look – 

Tools needed: hair-wand or tong, soft bristle brush, sectioning clips, heat protector spray and hair spray.

Hair length required: medium to long.
1.Evenly spray blow-dried hair with heat protector spray throughout.
2.Create a deep side parting best suited to your face shape.
3.Starting from the nape of your neck, work in horseshoe sections around the head, take large sections of hair and wrap hair around wand or curling tong, keeping the wand vertical as you go. Start by curling hair in one direction then curl hair in the opposite direction at the next horseshoe section. This will help create an-'S' shape wave. TOP TIP:  Make sure you pin the curls in place with sectioning clips, allowing each one to cool completely, this will create a stronger, lasting curl.
4.Once you have curled all of your hair, remove pins then gently brush hair through to create a soft wave., and keep brushing through the hair to sculpt the wave.
5.When you have created your desired wave, apply sectioning clips in the deepest part of the wave closest to your scalp, as this helps create a nice deep, defined Marcel wave. 
6.Spray with hairspray to secure wave, and leave clips in as long as you can in order to set the look.
7.Remove clips to reveal your stunning Marcel wave, and try adorning your vintage hairstyle with a bejewelled headdress to add that special sparkle. TOP TIP: Be patient! Give yourself enough time for Step 3, and only take the clips out at Step 7 when you are ready to head to your ceremony.

I hope you liked these vintage hair style ideas as much as I do! Visit Vicki's website to find out more

Megan

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Published 9 Apr 2015 14:21 by megan@hitched