Hair Trends Through The Decades

Style has always been influenced by what came before – whether you’re working 70s flares with this season’s stacked heels or a 50s A-line skirt with a cute crop top, vintage fashion is fresh, modern and totally on-trend.

And it’s the same with hair – our current favourite styles are inspired by decades gone by, but with innovative colour and updated techniques, they look brand new. Here’s our round up of the vintage hairstyles we still love today.

1950s Victory Rolls

Fifties hair was sleek, chic and super glamorous. Think perfect victory rolls, immaculate finger waves and serious shine! Victory rolls are great for weddings and posh parties, especially if you’ve got the vintage dress to match. Update the look by making yours bigger and looser, and team with a statement red lip.

1960s Hippie Braids

The Sixties brought us the Summer of Love and hair to match, like loose waves, messy braids and sun-kissed colour. Recreate the halo braid by centre parting your hair, plaiting each side then pinning the plaits to the top of your head. Pull out any loose strands for an undone look.


1970s Feminine Flicks

Seventies hair was defined by Charlie’s Angels and disco glam – Farrah Fawcett’s swept-back look is iconic and still looks great today for a night on the town. Using a large round brush, flick back the hair around your face to recreate this timeless style.

1980s Va-Va-Volume

We might not want to remember everything about Eighties hair (poodle perms and mullets can certainly stay in the past!), but they knew how to do one thing right – volume. Spray root booster onto damp hair and blowdry upside down to maximise lift. And don’t forget the hairspray!

1990s Sleek ‘n’ Straight

We’re currently in the midst of a Nineties revival and hair is no exception. Sleek, smooth locks dominated this decade, and we’re seeing a return of the super-straight style. Get the look by working smoothing cream through damp hair, blowdrying straight then finishing with straighteners.

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