Do you dare to wear a crop? Here at Style By Portobello, we really admire a woman who braves the summer chop and goes lighter with the locks for a more care-free appearance. If you’ve been contemplating getting a summer crop, here are 8 fabulous short hairstyles from way back when; let this blast from the past give you some vintage hair inspiration!
Twiggy is just an inspiration in every department; from her Mary Quant minidresses to her iconic 60s eye makeup, we simply can’t get. But when it comes to the pixie cut, we bow down to her. If you have pretty doll-like features like Twiggy, this boyish pixie hairstyle will suit you perfectly.
Liza Minelli also made a huge hair statement back in the 60s with her dark boy cut. Often teamed with big eye makeup and plenty of accessories (big earrings or bold neckscarves), she really rocked this look.
For something with a bit more drama or pazazz, try this 1920s cropwith a strong fringe. The 20s was a major turning point in women’s fashion; this was tthe ‘Jazz age’ when women were liberated to wear trousers or slightly shorter skirts. Women wore loose dresses with dropped waistlines and chopped their hair as a statement. Comfort and fashion finally came together.
Marilyn Monroe’s 60s short haircut was always full of volume. So if you’re worried about moving over to the tomboy side a bit too much, try a curly, wavy creation like this one.
Linda Evangelista was one of the original ‘super models’ of our time and she influenced millions of women everywhere to brave the hair scissors during the late 80s and 90s. To pull off Linda’s supermodel haircut, you need to look after it and keep it looking healthy and shiny. Time to add Moroccan hair oil to your shopping list.
Mia Farrow is another icon from the 60s who sported the short pixie haircut. What we really love about her style is the un-brushed, slightly wild, just-got-out-of-bed look. So effortless.
Actress Keri Russell has been known for her flowing curly locks. Her long tight curls have been her signature style since the early 90s. But she surprised the world with a nail-biting chop in 2000 and we just love it. Why? Because it means that curly haired vixens can get the pixie cut too. Go ahead girls, let those waves go wild above the ears.
Another simple yet beautiful crop top from Jean Seberg, American actress of the 50s and 60s. If you have fine or soft hair, this look will work perfectly for you. It’s very Parisian chic.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our little round-up of the best vintage short hairstyles from the 20s, 50s, 60s, 80s and 90s. We just love everything vintage here at Style By Portobello; if you do too, don’t forget to sign up for our UK vintage style subscription box. Take our quick style questionnaire and get hand-curated items delivered to your door each month. So simple, it’s almost criminal.
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