Lily Collins’ Most Retro-Inspired Hairstyles

Lily Collin’s ever-changing styles been something of great anticipation over the past couple of years. With every red carpet also comes another retro hairstyle sported by Lily. Most recently, she channeled a young Audrey Hepburn at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival bringing golden-age Hollywood back to the scene. She makes these styles look timeless, and they’re simple enough to allow you to try these vintage hairdos for yourself!

#1: 1920’s Flapper

Lily channeled one of the classic 1920’s hairstyles at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party with a subtle finger wave bob. Her waves aren’t as defined as the classic vintage look from the decade but the softness of her style gives off a more modern vibe. If you love this hairstyle and want to try it for yourself, you can check out this tutorial for a ’20s-inspired faux bob!

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#2: Pin-Up Girl

With one of her more classic red carpet hairstyles, Lily takes inspiration from the 1950’s pin-up girls. These women sported perfectly curled and pinned hairdos. Lily’s dark brown hair makes this vintage bob positively timeless. For those with bobbed hair, this hairstyle is perfect for a night out. Curl your hair with a curling iron and pin back any bangs with a cute, decorative hair clip!

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#3: Old Hollywood Glam

Lily’s sleek hairstyle from the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party brings us back to the golden age of Hollywood, in which glamorous styles took precedence over everything else. Her deep side part and smooth wide curls make this look seem like it was taken straight from a black and white film. To recreate this 1940’s look, blow dry your hair and use medium-sized hot rollers for sweet, elegant curls.

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#4: Subtle Vintage Curls

Similar the to the style above, this vintage hairdo channels the perfectly constructed pin curls of the 1940’s, but Lily modernizes it with a middle part and softer curls. Made famous by the popular actresses of the decade, this pin curl style is perfect with a lob or shoulder length hair.

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#5: Bardot Bouffant

One of the most classic cool hairstyles from the 1960’s was this glamorous look! It quickly became known as the signature style of blonde bombshell, Brigitte Bardot. Although Lily doesn’t have the bottle blonde locks that Brigitte made famous, she makes this half-up hairstyle her own with a middle part and subtle curls at the ends. To achieve this look, tease the crown section of your hair and secure it in the back with bobby pins that match your hair color. This style works with a side part or a middle part, so the choice is yours!

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#6: 1940’s Waves

At the 8th Annual Governors Awards, Lily graced the red carpet with this stunning 1940’s hairstyle. These soft waves are the epitome of retro Hollywood style and curls like these are perfect hairstyles for long hair. Lily’s long, finger wave locks make her look elegant and mature. For those with medium to long hair, check out this video on how to create these vintage waves.

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#7: Bobbed Pin-Curls

Lily rocked a different take on the 1940’s pin-curls at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards. This look has a little more volume and texture to it, making the hairstyle even more vibrant and romantic. This style is simple and easy for anyone who just cut their hair into a lob. Using a teardrop curling wand, curl 1-inch sections of your hair and set with a setting spray or a light hold hairspray.

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#8: Sleek Pixie

For some time, this pixie hairstyle was considered the classic Lily Collins hair. She first made the switch to shorter hair in 2015. In the photo below, she stands on the 2015 Met Gala red carpet with a hairstyle resembling that of Audrey Hepburn from the early 1950’s. Want to give the pixie cut a try? Get inspiration with these sleek styles and find one that best fits you.

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#9: The Jackie Kennedy Lob

Lily sports a hairstyle worthy of the White House, with a Jackie Kennedy-esque volumized bob. Lily exudes class with this look. For this style, blow dry your hair and put it in a deep side-part. If you wish to, tease your hair at the roots before using a curling iron to create the smooth, wide curls.

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#10: The Beehive

Lily channels one of the most popular hairstyles of the Swinging ’60s with this look. At the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, she wore this voluminous hairstyle fearlessly with a black headband and cat-eye liner. Although it is not a style suitable for daily life, the beehive hairdo is perfect if you want a vintage style for a special event. To recreate the 1960’s look, check out this quick tutorial!

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#11: 1970’s Fringe

This look is far different from Lily’s usual go-to retro hairstyles. She takes inspiration from the ’70s with front fringe and natural waves, as seen on Joni Mitchell and Stevie Nicks. This hairstyle can be worn with either straight or loose waves. If you don’t have Lily’s fringe bangs, part your hair down the middle for the same 1970’s style!

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#12: Flashdance Curls

This undone and loose style proves Lily’s ability to be a beauty chameleon-constantly surprising us with her versatile hairstyles. Her hairstylist Jen Atkin stated in an interview that Lily loves to experiment with different looks and this was clear at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Lily traded in her typical polished hairstyles for a more natural and free style. This style is perfect for anyone with naturally curly hair. After showering, blow dry your hair using a diffuser and apply a curl enhancing cream to achieve these Flashdance-worthy ringlets.

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These retro hairstyles worn by Lily fit perfectly into our modern world, and she is working to ensure that these looks continue to be revamped. She shows off many of these styles in her own unique way through her Instagram account, which has an impressive following of seven million users. We can only hope that Lily continues to draw inspiration from past decades.