Be inspired: Old school wedding hairstyles for the trendy bride

If you want to do something different for your wedding hairstyle, instead of the regular wedding up do, a good place to find inspiration is in retro hairstyles. The past is always a good place to search for inspiration and trendy styles and these old-school wedding hairstyles will give you a look that is romantic and glamorous.

Finger Waves




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Finger waves are a vintage hairstyle but are so classy and romantic that they have staged a comeback. This is a style that was hugely popular in the late 1920s and 1930s, and was worn by celebrities and pin up girls from that era.

The great thing about finger waves is that it can be worn on either short or long hair. If your hair is long, tie it into a loose side knot for added style.





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This is a hairstyle that has been around for a really long time and is especially gorgeous on natural hair. While not as soft and romantic as the finger waves, the pompadour has an edgy feel to it. This style is particularly suited to brides who are trendy and fashion forward.

Once you leave part of your hair out in the front, you could either sleek back the rest into a French roll or weave it into corn rows.

Sleek Waves


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Sleek waves and swept to the side are not only elegant, they are gorgeous and so classy. You could also leave it flowing down for a different look. This is not a style most people favour, but the beauty is in its simplicity.

Braided Up Do


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And let’s not leave out the traditional up do. This has been around for so long that it has become a tradition. However, we are bringing you a new twist to a traditional look. You can still have a up do, but add some braids to give it a totally different look. The great thing about this style is that you can get it done even if you have braids on your hair. Braided up dos have a Grecian feel to them and have been around for a really long time. They give you an ultra-feminine look and the understated elegance has a huge appeal.


We know you want to look great on your wedding day, and you should. After all you are the star of the production – it is your day. Do not be afraid to step out of the regular mould and try something different for a more glamorous and stunning look.


Ada Igboanugo

Fashion Enthusiast.

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