Vintage hair inspiration for your wedding day

I’ve always been a huge fan of the book The Great Gatsby which is why I was so excited when it made it to the big screen and brides started coming into my salon requesting hairstyles they’d seen in the movie. In my mind, nothing makes a bride look more glamorous than a 1920s inspired hairstyle.

Downton Abbey is also a good 1920s peg.

Downton Abbey is also a good 1920s peg.

Who says you can’t repeat the past?

Hollywood starlets have been seen gracing the red carpet the past year sporting a number of different hairstyles reminiscent of the 1920s. To look like you’ve stepped out of a black and white film, brides with short hair can opt for finger and marcel waves, which offer a look of refined elegance. If you have a short bob haircut, consider foregoing waves and curls and leaving it structured and straight like actress Carey Mulligan did as Daisy in The Great Gatsby film. Brides with longer hair can also choose finger waves, although you’ll need to make sure your stylist schedules enough time to complete the look. Otherwise, long-haired brides might consider a romantic chignon, which is another great way to show off a style reminiscent of the silver screen.

Lots of celebrities have been inspired by 1920s hairstyles.

Top it off with a vintage accessory

Hair accessories were all the rage amongst women in the 1920s and they are the perfect way to add a vintage touch to whatever hairstyle you choose. Why not spice up your vintage inspired side bun with a diamond headband like the one worn by Charlize Theron at the 2012 Golden Globes? Or consider donning an art deco inspired headband that rests farther down the forehead. Nothing completes a 1920s flapper look quite like a feather fascinator. And if you’re looking for something simpler, there are always accessories with rhinestone accents, like a larger hairclip or several small hairpins.

The number of brides coming into my salon in search of a vintage inspired look has only been increasing, and I couldn’t be happier. It looks like Great Gatsby inspired wedding hair is here to stay!

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