Retro will always represent the timeless symbol of femininity, sophistication and style. What better way to stand out than by choosing the perfect hairstyle that guarantees uniqueness and creativity, without taking into consideration fashion trends or different restrictive rules. Retro is an endless source of inspiration that seems to come back to life season after season. Don't be afraid to shine wearing one of these next retro chic hairstyles for special occasions.
Retro means classic beauty and ultimate femininity. No other modern style can add as much sophistication, elegance or attitude than a retro hairstyle. There is something special about them that one cannot describe into words. You have to see and try them in order to understand the effect they have upon you and the people around. Sometimes we find it so hard to choose the perfect hairstyle for an event that requires a more elegant appearance. Well, with a retro chic hairstyle it's impossible to fail.
There are so many different retro hairstyles that you can make without having special skills or tools. If you want to obtain sexy, gentle waves you don't necessary need a curling iron or hot rollers. For example, make finger waves, which were developed in the 1920s, by washing your hair and towel dry it.
Then, apply some hair mousse and start by combing a hair section down and push back to form a wave. Keep the ridge you created using your index and middle finger and secure with a sectioning clip. Continue the process and create waves. After hair is dry, remove the clips. For a perfect retro, mysterious look, set the parting on one side.
In the '30s, '40s and '50s, women used to express their femininity through waves and curls that represented the perfect “accessory” for the curvy and sexy silhouettes they had and which were considered as being so hot. Therefore, if you are looking for something extremely feminine, why not to try a '40s hairstyle with beautiful curls cascading over the shoulders with the sides pulled up and away from the face. Use a curling iron or hot rollers in order to obtain mesmerizing curls and bobby pins to secure the hair. These hairstyles look great on very dark brown hair, especially if you have very fair skin and you apply a red lipstick. So classy and chic! You can get the look even if you have medium-length hair or a classic long bob. To the shorter versions you might consider trying adding the rolls on top.
Another very popular trend of the '40s and '50s were the pin curls, so popular among Hollywood celebrities. This hairstyle is easy to achieve and it can help you hide your bangs. They can be made on all types of hair, on different textures and lengths. In fact, pin curls were extremely famous on shorter hair. They can be worn as they are or you can use the technique in order to get loose waves or accompany a chignon or a half updo. Therefore, for a special occasion you can play the retro chic diva with soft waves and pin curls in a beautiful, unique, retro half updo.
You can either choose to make the flat pin curls or the stand up ones. You can also pick different sizes for the curls depending on how you loop them. Take a small hair section and twirl it around your index all the way up to the scalp, then secure it using a hairpin. You will instantly add a glamorous touch to your look.
When it comes to styling, there are people who probably don't have the necessary skills or maybe enough time to make a retro chic hairstyle. In this context, there is no doubt that a well-chosen accessory can become a real lifesaver. Therefore, in order to bring back the special essence of those years, choose a vintage, unique hair accessory. You can consider wearing a hat, headbands, feathers, different colorful hair grips, pinup clips, or a birdcage veil.
Retro hairstyles exude chic and sophistication. Grace Kelly remained the perfect symbol of elegance and beauty, expressing sensuality through the already famous and classic chignon. For special occasions you can obtain this look without too much effort. It is a simple bun with a hair section elegantly secured to it. This is the perfect hairstyle for a princess, adding sophistication and flattering everyone regardless their features. As “less is more” will always be trendy, you'll look charming with this less complicated hairstyle. A sexy makeup with gray smokey eyes and well-defined cheekbones will add a sexy, yet mysterious feeling to your overall appeal.
In fact, the appropriate chignon can be the perfect choice for a very glamorous and sexy look. A high, retro bun that you can easily make at home using just a few basic styling tools and products. Start by dividing your hair into several hair sections, one in the front and a few on the sides. Then, roll every section towards the scalp and secure them with hairpins, hiding the ends. If you want to add volume, you should backcomb your hair. Apply some hairspray as a final step in order to fix the bun. There are so many different retro chignon styles ideal for a special, evening event. They work great for every hair type and hair color. For example, you can try brushing your hair towards the crown of the head and tuck the ends into the cone, then secure it using some hairpins. Take a section in the front and set it into the chignon.