1940's Vintage Prom Hairstyles – 40s prom hairstyles

1940s vintage prom hairstylesAnother classic among 1940’s vintage prom hairstyles is the updo.  If you live in a warm climate, this can be a great prom style, especially if you plan to dance the night away. 

An updo can be worn high or low, sleek—as was the 1940’s style—or modern and more casual. This is a fun style to experiment with because it takes so little time. For this standard in vintage prom hairstyles, brush hair back into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck and divide the ponytail into two sections. Back comb one section to give it some volume, then pin the ends underneath the ponytail with bobby pins. Do the same with the other side. Add a little hairspray, and you have one of the vintage prom hairstyles that will never go out of fashion. Long, cascading waves, the look of the late 1970’s, is making a comeback as a newer option among vintage prom hairstyles. Flirty and feminine without being stiff, this look goes best with less form-fitting, easier-going prom dresses.

The classic Marilyn Monroe white halter dress is a timeless prom dress style, and a hairstyle like hers is easy to achieve if your hair is shoulder length or shorter. It’s a simple roller set, where you roll hair downward on hot rollers, with the ones closest to your face angled up. This will help the curls frame your face. Once you take the rollers out, you can put this style in place with your fingers, then spray it with hairspray and go. This is one of the easiest vintage prom hairstyles there is!

Vintage prom hairstyles can give you great ideas about how to achieve the look you want on prom night.  And even if you reject several 1940's vintage hairstyles before deciding on the right one, it’s awfully fun to experiment and try the looks!


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