I love a really “done” head of hair. I used to watch Eva Gabor on Green Acres and wonder just what on Earth was going on up on top of her head. In fact, much of the early aughts at my house was spent looking for retro hair tutorials on the Internet. Victory rolls were always my favorite. Those Minnie Mouse ears of hair on top of the head are so wonderfully contrived and always say, “I’m doing something retro” instead of “I am really old-fashioned.”
Sometimes retro hairstyles can veer a little costumey, which is great if you are looking for that, but sometimes you just want something a little vaguely vintage-inspired to wear to the office. Whatever your taste, check out these eight awesome retro hair tutorials from YouTube to find the look that works for you. (And if you know of a good one I missed, let me know in the comments. I can always use more.)
1. Faux Victory Rolls tutorial by CherryDollface
Semi-rolls create a cute little bump that looks clearly retro without looking costumey.
2. Full Victory Rolls
Of course, there’s always room for the full-on victory roll.
3. Swept-over Victory Rolls by Calamity Rach
Oh my god, this is like something out of Hairspray. It’s amazing.
4. Vintage Beehive Bouffant by PinupDollAshleyMarie
5. Retro Rockabilly Bandana Hair Tutorial
6. Everyday retro hairstyle by AubreyLondon
This is a really nice, wearable retro look.
7. Retro 1960s Bouffant by LetsMakeItUp1
This Mad Men-esque bouffant can go anywhere.
8. Modern Pinup Victory Rolls by PinupDollAshleyMarie
Boom! That’s some hair.
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Dorothy has been a beauty fanatic since she was a preteen growing up in a small Idaho town. She honed her makeup and hair skills on her willing mother and she’s a pro with a pair of tweezers, having fixed many a friend’s unibrow in college. Susan believes the true secret to beauty comes from within, but the right application of mascara and lipstick can help.