6 Pin-Up Hair Tutorials

In the 1940s, a pin-up girl was most typically a widely popular model or actress whose beautiful photographs were often “pinned up” to be thought about, cherished, and admired by soldiers in WWII. Because of fabric rationing, women used their hair to stand out and make a statement. The old Hollywood styles were all about perfect styling and voluminous hair. While getting a perfectly vintage style would take hours, these simplified hair tutorials will teach you the fundamentals you’ll need to know in order to create those gorgeous vintage styles. And honestly, who doesn’t love a good ol’ retro hairstyle every now and then?!


  • Retro Glam Curls 1 of 7

    These basic glam retro curls are the foundation to each of the following tutorials, but can also stand on their own. This is such a gorgeous look for a black tie event, prom, or even just to run errands.


    The tutorial for these basic retro glam curls can be found here

  • Faux Bettie Bangs 2 of 7

    Katy Perry is bringing vintage back! This is such a classic pin-up look and one that was made popular by the iconic Bettie Page.


    Check out the easy faux bettie bang tutorial here.

  • Rockability Roll 3 of 7

    I just love this look. I think it's so gorgeous and feminine. This is also one of those buildable styles. If you understand the Rockability Roll, you'll understand the rest!


    Check out the tutorial here.

  • Easy Pony 4 of 7

    What do you have when you put the Rockability Roll up into a ponytail? A gorgeous vintage pin-up, that's what!! Find the tutorial here.

  • Vintage Updo 5 of 7

    Another great updo that's based off the Rockability Roll. We're just adding an extra roll to the back of our hair. This is a super fast 'do that'll keep all eyes on you. I love how feminine and chic this style is!


    Find the tutorial here.

  • Victory Rolls 6 of 7

    You can't have a vintage pin-up without having victory rolls. I made my rolls nice and full; I wanted them drastic for Halloween. But this is a style that can be so gorgeous and modern. Make sure to check out the tutorial and see how other bloggers and celebs are wearing the victory rolls.


    Tutorial found here.

  • Victory Rolls + Beehive 7 of 7

    Thanks to Amy Winehouse, the beehive is back. It was so popular back in the 1940s, I couldn't help but add it into the mix. In this tutorial, you'll learn the secrets to the perfect, fluffy beehive and how to hide those ends!


    Tutorial here.

If you use any of these tutorials, tag me on Instagram @twistmepretty. I’d love to see your finished look!

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