Retro inspired hairstyles are ultra-sexy, sultry and feminine. Celebrity fans of the vintage look include, Christina Aguilera, Evan Rachel Wood and the modern day pin-up girl Dita Von Teese.  These Hollywood stars know that the subtle beauty of retro hairstyles is classic and always adds a lady like appeal to any outfit. You could go extreme like the late Amy Winehouse and her famous sky high beehive, or keep it subtle and sleek like January Jones’ blond curls at the 2012 Golden Globes. No matter how you decide to rock the retro trend, be sure to choose a style that flatters your face and compliments your hair type.

Ladies with fuller, thicker hair look particularly stunning when mimicking the hairstyle of the 40’s and 50’s, think large curls, floral hair pins and backcombed hairstyles.  Large retro curls add a gentle soft tone to your look, while still conveying massive sex appeal. If you’re a blond we can’t help but recommend trying the ever popular Marilyn Monroe graduated bob, favored by Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl. This look is utterly glamorous while dripping with old Hollywood charm.

Try The Trend Tips

Are you ready to go retro? Here are a few handy hairstyle tips to help you along the way.

Don’t forget the hairspray, pretty please. We absolutely love the retro look, but chances are it’s going to take some hairspray to keep everything in place. If you want to avoid a frizzy mess we recommend using a heat protectant while styling and finishing off your look with a generous spritz of firm holding hairspray.

Don’t be afraid to accessorize your vintage do, adding a playful barrette or hair comb can step up the wow factor of your look. Try finding a delicate hair comb that rests gingerly in your retro look, and also mimics the color of your clothing to tie everything together.