Saturday, 12 January 2013

Easy Vintage hairstyles to try today!

Hey Guys! 
Want to learn how to make pretty Vintage hairstyles that arn't waay to difficult to achieve. I tried to pick things that you can easily personalize and would be suitable for many hair lengths and styles. Enjoy and follow us on twitter @VCountryRose 


The Scarf tied up-do.
This look must be one of my favorites. Its so easy to mix up and change. 

Some tips : 
If you want a girly look , go for florals
Want a more modern look? Go for red's and blacks , and bold patterns. 

Spritz a volume boosting spray into your damp hair .Create a deep side parting ( Or experiment if you would like ) and tie your hair in a ponytail at the top of your head. Take random strands of your hair and gently tug them out of the up-do for a more messy, relaxed look.Create gentle curls with your curling iron. When the curls have cooled , and your happy with your look , you may want to rake your fingers through your hair to break them up and randomly pin the curls into a messy bun.Tie a pretty scarf around your head to complete the look. Simple and Versatile.Done!

Time Taken : 4-6 minutes ( depending on how many curls you put in your hair ) 

Side Pony-tail with a teased crown

I absolutely love this one. Your hair does have to be medium - long to work best with this look.But feel free to try it.This look is all about volume, don't be afraid to go the extra mile with it.

Some tips : 
Why not give it a tousled , beachy look.
Add a flower for extra glam

I find its easier if you turn your hair upside down and spray a generous amount of dry shampoo ( love the stuff) throughout your hair to help with volume. Then apply the dry shampoo to your crown , teasing with a comb to create lift.Smooth over the teased area a little , and place bobby pins in to keep it all up.Then tie your hair into a side ponytail behind your ear , keeping the front flat and finish with a spritz of volumizing finishing spray.

Time Taken : 6-9 minutes 

The Geometric cut 
This look can really help to define your cheekbones , but is only for the brave. This bold cut is also very easy to style. Dare for the cut! 

Use a great conditioner , to make your hair look very soft and shiny.Blow dry with a paddle-brush and them smooth a bit of anti-frizz to keep it all looking glossy and smooth. Well worth it ! 

Time Taken: 3-5 minutes

High Ponytail bound twice 

This one helps you look glamorous , but is also practical. A top tip is to keep it the main focus, by wearing minimalistic makeup .

Brush your hair and pull it up into a high ponytail.Smooth hair with a touch of gel , and secure with a hairband of your choice ( but preferably a plain coloured one that matches your hair colour , so that it is not too noticeable . Brush out the ponytail and add another hair band two inches down , and brush out your ponytail again. Finish by rubbing a dab of cream into the palms of your hands , and smooth it over your ponytail for added shine.

Time Taken : 5 minutes

Soft wave bob with a low side parting.
Ok now this one is really simple, but will look beautiful and romantic. Again , it would be best if you wore simple make-up.This one is best for people with shorter hair , but don't let it put you off giving this look a go.
Spray each 1-inch section of your hair with two to three spritz's of hairspray and put it into a hair roller. When the rollers feel cool , let your hair down. Spray some dry shampoo at the crown of your head , let it dry of course , then brush your hair out , gently as to not remove any of the curls! And shape with your fingers , finished.

Time Taken : 10 minutes

Long Curls! ( Or short curls )

This look , i would happily wear everyday if I could. Glamorous, feminine and perfect.It takes a little longer to achieve naturally , and will have to be taken care with to ensure it looks its best.

Top tips : 

Use dry shampoo when curling , it makes hair more manageable. 

Wash your hair with a volumous shampoo.And either let your hair dry naturally , or dry it with a hair dryer with a large round brush.Curl your hair with hot rollers, or if you would like: a curling wand. Spritz on some volumising spray to create texture.Finish with a touch of hairspray , to hold your look in place.

Time Taken: 20-30 minutes ( Takes a little longer than the rest , but i assure you its worth it) 

Teased double bun
I absolutely ADORE this one.Simply to achieve , but stunning to look at! Beautiful , elegant and romantic.The key is to try not to make your hair look perfect , but to let it fall naturally.

Top tip : 

Why not make it edgy with strong metallic makeup? 

Split your hair into two sections , creating a parting in the middle of your head , from one ear to the other.Clip the top section out of the way, then take the lower half and do whatever you  would prefer to use , to make your hair more volumous. ( Volume spray, teasing with a combe, etc) Then wrap the lower sections of your hair into a loose bun, using pins to keep the ends in place.Then take the top section of your hair , and spray generously with hairspray, before backcombing your roots , to give you the modern "Beehive" affect.Secure the pouf with bobby pins , before tying the top section into a ponytail.On the last turn of your hairband, don't pull the ends of your hair through.Lastly, gently tug the looped pony, so that it hangs over the lower bun.


Time taken: 20 minutes , if like me you are a perfectionist and want to make sure everything looks right.

Rolled Back-updo

This is one look that I hardly ever see people wear.Which is such a shame.Beautiful and iconic to the vintage times , the rolled back-updo puts all the emphasis on your face.So I reccomend a bright lipstick and minimal eye-makeup.

Lightly spray texturising spray onto  your hair to make it light , and easy to grip.Blow dry it back for texture.Part it in the middle.Twist one side back and pin it in place at the nape of your neck : and repeat on the opposite side.Then connect the ends and twist them back into a soft bun.Finish with a very light touch of hairspray.

Time taken:  5-8 minutes

And lastly , 
My favorite , 

Finger Waves!

The finger waves , traditionally worn by the likes of Marilyn Monroe.Flirty and beautiful. More easily accomplished with short - medium hair length.
Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe

Start with dry hair. Work in 1-2 inch sections, lightly spray each section with a texturizing mist , and wind into it with hot rollers. Or a curling iron ( This will take longer).When the rollers are cool, sculpt the curls with your fingertips , and finish with a spritz of hairspray for hold.

Time Taken : 10-13 minutes.

Thankyou very much for reading.Feel free to try any of these hair styles , and your more than welcome to comment in the box below! Tell us how your hair styling experience went.And your welcome to send us pictures on our facebook page of your hair!

Some times have been  approximated but will differ depending on hair length, thickness and condition. Care in handling hot equiptment.If you are under 12 we urge you to have a parents permission to use hot hair equiptment.Copyright of VintageCountryRose Co.Marilyn Monroe photo credit Sasha065

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  1. like the marilyn 1

  2. I like the scarf look lots, i always wear it :)

  3. Love them all Country Rose Particularly Marilyn Monroe's :) and The Curls ... Buttercup xxx

  4. really love this article.Am going to try them all! I have a party coming up , and because i have short hair , i had no idea what I was going to do with it .Am definately going to do those finger curls!

    1. aw thankyou! Im glad you liked it.And yes ,sometimes when you have shorter hair your stuck for options of what to do with it, so im glad I helped to inspire you :) Thankyou for the support anon haha xx