6 Vintage Wedding Hairstyles For Black Women

When that beautiful, romantic and special day comes around for you to say “I do” to the one you love, you want to look the most beautiful you have ever looked. Sure the dress is the standout, big moment, but you also want to make sure that the rest of your look is just as stunning, especially your hair.

One of the easiest, no-fail ways to ensure that you turn heads with your wedding day tresses is to opt for one of these vintage wedding hairstyles that echo of romance.

It’s easy to think that a vintage hairstyle may make overall wedding day style look dated, but when done correctly you can still look very modern even when your hair is in a classic style.

For a little inspiration for how to rock the vintage wedding hairstyle look, take a peek at some of these lovely images from some of your favorite celebs.

1. Sleek Low Bun

Sleek Low Bun- Vintage Wedding Hairstyles

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This elegant, vintage style practically screams old Hollywood glamour. Although it is a vintage style, there is something about this look that is timeless and a beautiful addition to any wedding gown. The side-parted and sculpted retro swoop in the front provides the drama, while the low chignon tucked off to the side is effortless and chic.

2. Classic Long Ponytail

Classic Long Ponytail- Vintage Wedding Hairstyles

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A little 1960s hair inspiration never hurt anyone, right? If you are aiming for more of a darling and dramatic look on your wedding day, then you should definitely opt for this bouffant side ponytail style that is all about volume.

While the bouffant is definitely intact in this hairstyle, it’s not so big that it looks costumey, which is how you make this look modern, by scaling back a bit. After your bouffant is formed, simply secure a side ponytail, fill it with curls and curl your bangs then tuck behind your ear.

3. Bombshell Bob

Bombshell Bob- Vintage Wedding Hairstyles

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Usually when you decide to play with length for your wedding day most women opt to go for a longer ‘do, but how about taking some vintage hairstyle cues and faking a faux bob? The pin curled bob was a very popular style back in the day (20s, 30s and 40s) and in recent years it has been a bit of resurgence.

The process is actually pretty simple. Place large to medium-sized curls throughout your entire head, slightly smoothing down the front bang area and the crown. The final step is to pin the hair up to give you an instant faux bob look guaranteed to turn heads as you walk down the aisle.

4. Regal Pompadour

Regal Pompadour- Vintage Wedding Hairstyles

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Strictly for the most fashion forward and edgy modern brides, this pompadour look harks back to the 1950s and 1960s, but is modernized today with more of a rockstar edge. The best thing about this style is that you can wear it with natural hair, pressed hair or chemically processed hair, and the key element is to ensure that your pompadour is formed just right.

There are a few options out there for creating this look. However the most simple is to leave a generous portion of your hair out in the front and the upper middle, slick back and pin the rest of your hair into a French Roll of sorts and finally tease and start pinning your pompadour in place.

 5. Braid Babe

 Braid Babe- Vintage Wedding Hairstyles

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If you are familiar with the 1970s era of hairstyles, you may think that everyone’s hair was a big as possible at all times. However, there were instances where women rocked sleek and elegant updos and this is a lovely example.

Braided buns are all the rage now, but they were quite popular in the 1970s as well. Arguably the simplest wedding hairstyle of all, the look can be created in no time, the only extra you need is the addition of a few extensions to create the braid that goes around your bun.

 6. Hairstyle Du Jour

 Hairstyle Du Jour- Vintage Wedding Hairstyles

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Every fashionista should know the fashion and beauty statements that each decade is synonymous for, in this case it’s the 1920s and the ultra chic look of finger waves. Not only is it one of the most elegant vintage wedding hairstyles, it’s also equally edgy and classic.

Another great thing about this vintage wedding hairstyle look is that it works for women with short, medium or long hair.

To ensure that your finger waves look their absolute best, it’s recommended that you seek out a professional to make sure the waves are formed correctly. As a bonus, add a little personalization by playing with a side or middle part.

Vintage wedding hairstyles are amongst the top styles to choose from if you’re looking to wow your audience with a classic look. With some careful consideration and advice from a professional, you’ll be well on your way to achieving that coveted vintage wedding hairstyle look.