11 Stunning Vintage Wedding Hairstyles Your Pinterest Board Needs ASAP

Updated 01/13/18

There are a lot of particulars to cover on your wedding day, but deciding how you'll wear your hair is one of the fun ones (way better than seating arrangements, right?) Thus, wedding hairstyles from straight to curly, perfectly undone to red carpet–inspired have been on our mind recently. (Even though only one editor on our staff is actually engaged… hey, Lindsey!)

So, after combing the internet for vintage hair looks, we thought why not create a wedding hairstyle roundup curated around our favorite female icons from decades past?

Keep reading for 11 vintage wedding hairstyles that are 100% chic (and far from old-fashioned).

Pam Grier
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1. Pam Grier

If you're going for a natural beauty aesthetic (that also makes a statement!), actress Pam Grier's iconic afro circa 1972 offers a fresh perspective.

Marilyn Monroe
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2. Marilyn Monroe

Predictable? Maybe. Completely flawless? One hundred percent. Marilyn Monroe's iconic curls and waves are the essence of vintage style and would make for the most glamorous hair look on the big day.

Twiggy
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3. Twiggy

For a no-fuss, slightly androgynous vintage wedding hairstyle, look no further than Twiggy's famous pixie cut. It somehow manages to feel modern, classic as well as perfectly polished all at once. 

Diana Ross
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4. Diana Ross

For a 1982 portrait session, legendary singer Diane Ross tucked her closely cropped curls into a glittering mesh scarf. We think it's a super-chic option if you're open to the idea of a stunning (and completely unexpected) hair accessory on your wedding day.

Grace Kelly
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5. Grace Kelly

Slicked-back roots and soft volume at the ends were the actress's signature back in the '50s, and honestly, we think the vintage vibe is just as stunning for 2018.

Ursula Andress
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6. Ursula Andress

Bond actress Ursula Andress had some of the best under-the-radar hair looks all through the '50s and '60s. We love the romantic fairy-tale feel of this voluminous updo, in particular. 

Brigitte Bardot
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7. Brigitte Bardot

Actress Brigitte Bardot paired a simple yet dazzling hairband with softly swept-back strands in Venice, Italy. Though the photo may have been taken 60 years ago, we'd say "I do" to this style tomorrow. 

Raquel Welch
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8. Raquel Welch

For the ultimate vintage wedding hairstyle that marries allure, volume, and romance do like actress Raquel Welch in 1960s Malaga, Spain, and sweep hair into a stunning half-up style. Plus, strands will stay out of your face and eyes as you walk down the aisle.

Eartha Kitt
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9. Eartha Kitt

The singer may be known for her beloved Christmas hit, "Santa Baby," but we think her short and sweet crop is just as catchy—especially where vintage wedding hairstyles are concerned.

Sophia Loren
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10. Sophia Loren

It's your wedding day, and if you've ever dreamed of wearing a tiara down the aisle, we suggest looking to none other than Italian actress Sophia Lore circa 1959. Perfection.

Veronica Lake
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11. Veronica Lake

In reference to Old Hollywood glamour, finger waves, and undulating mermaid-esque bends, the name Veronica Lake may ring a bell. Here, the American actress epitomizes the flowing curls she's known for while simultaneously serving up major vintage wedding hairstyle inspiration even now, over 60 years later.

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