Ideas For Short Vintage Hairstyles

What kind of hairstyle would you choose if you want to look younger? If you are looking for some fresh new styles, then you should try short vintage haircuts. Short vintage haircuts are very trendy now. They are also suitable for both men and women.

Ideas For Short Vintage Hairstyles

Short vintage haircuts are becoming more and more popular nowadays. This type of haircut has become a great choice for those who want to look young and stylish at the same time. 

The short vintage haircuts are usually cut into a bob or a pixie cut. These types of cuts are often associated with the 1940s and 1950s.

There are several ways to create short vintage haircuts. One way is to go for a classic short vintage haircut. Another option is to opt for a modern short vintage haircut. There are other options such as going for a retro short vintage haircut.

Vintage Messy Styles

Brushing short curls is probably the easiest method to get to a messy, effortless look with the least amount of effort possible. 

When we think about our favorite style of short hair, we immediately think about what we call “vintage messy.” This is something like what people used to wear in the ’50s and ’60s.

Think about how much easier life was back then compared to now. You didn’t have to worry about styling products, curling irons, blow dryers, flat ironing, etc. You just washed your hair, combed it out, put on a little spray gel, and went about your day.

Some examples of this hairstyle would be Audrey Hepburn’s very subtle wave in her short hair, it’s that day-old curly hairdo that you break apart, shove some product or gel in and go about your day!

Tips To Achieve The Short Messy Look

The problem with vintage mess is that it’s very hard to achieve. If you’re looking for a quick fix, here are a few tips to help you recreate the look.

Start with a good quality shampoo and conditioner. Shampooing your hair really well helps to loosen up the cuticle and makes it easier to work with.

After washing, use a wide tooth comb to gently separate the strands while still wet. Once your hair is completely separated, apply a small amount of styling product to damp hair.

Be careful not to overdo it because too much product can weigh down your hair. Let the product sit for five minutes and then rinse thoroughly. Repeat the process once more.

Next, add a texturizing cream to your hair. Texturizers are great tools for creating volume and texture without weighing down your hair.

A lot of times, we don’t realize just how heavy our hair feels when it’s clean. So adding a little weight will give your hair a nice lift. Apply the texturizer to damp hair and allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and repeat the process one more time.

Finally, finish off with a light-hold hairspray. Spray your hair lightly and quickly to prevent frizz.

If you want to try this technique, you’ll need a good-quality hairbrush, texturizer, and hairspray. Good luck!

Sleeked Down Sides, Full On Top

When we talk about vintage hair, one of our favorite things to talk about is a silhouette. And no, we don’t mean the shape of the face. 

We are talking about the 2-dimensional outer line, the way the hairstyle falls across the head. This is what gives style longevity because it tells us how well we did styling our hair.

To keep a short hairstyle young, avoid the uniform, rounded helmet silhouette. Instead, go for height above the brow and keep the side of your hair sleek against the side of your head.

If you find that you got out of hand, and you do have too much volume on your sides, and you are looking like a little helmet head, start with some pomade on the fingertips and start combing the sides of your hair down or backward or forwards or a little of both to bring it under control.

Effortless (Shag)

Ideas For Short Vintage Hairstyles

The secret to vintage curls is getting a little creative with how you curl your hair. If you use a flat iron to curl your hair, it could look too much like a modern hairstyle.

Instead, try using a round brush to gently pull out some waves. This way, you avoid having those stiff ends. 

Next, grab your round brush again and start brushing up toward the roots. Use a light hand here. Letting go of the brush helps keep the hair soft and bouncy. Finally, add some shine serum and let dry naturally.

The great thing about vintage styling is that it does not look forced. Even if you are just pulling out an old favorite pair of jeans or a sweater, you look pulled together without having to try too hard. 

If you are looking to add some retro vibes to your hairstyles, there are plenty of ways to achieve this look. Here are three tips to help you pull off this classic look without feeling like a fashion victim:

1. Keep it simple. If you are going for a full head of curls, keep it minimal. Try a soft side part, bangs, and a few loose curls around the face.

2. Do not overdo it. While you can go crazy with the length of your hair, don’t let it hang down your back or cover your eyes. Think about how much effort you put into getting ready each day, and whether you really want to spend half the morning doing your hair.

3. Go natural. Don’t worry about adding volume to your hair; instead, focus on keeping it soft and bouncy. Use a dry shampoo to give yourself an extra lift, and use a comb to smooth out sections.

Final Thoughts

Vintage styles are timeless. They are easy to recreate, but they also require a lot of time and patience. 

The key to achieving this look is to be patient while you work through the process. It takes practice to get the right amount of texture in your hair, so take your time and enjoy the journey.

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