Then and Now: Our Favorite Vintage Hairstyles Modernized

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Then and Now: Our Favorite Vintage Hairstyles Modernized
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Like fashion, beauty trends evolve in a cycle. What was once old is now new again. Some of our favorite vintage hairstyles, made iconic by Old Hollywood starlets, are making the rounds on the red carpet again. Here's how to get the modernized versions.  

No one had long, cascading waves quite like Veronica Lake's. 

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Today's quintessential "Old Hollywood waves" are more structured, with an S shape, like Taylor Schilling's. Our favorite take — when the waves are long, loose and pulled to one side. 

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Marilyn Monroe is remembered today for a lot of things, one of which is her platinum blonde bob. Short hair has never been so sexy. 

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Today the bob is everywhere (we've even dubbed the long bob the universal haircut). And for those of us who aren't daring enough to go short, there's the faux bob, like Taylor Swift's. 

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Not only was she the princess of Monaco, but Grace Kelly had some of the prettiest curls on both sides of the Atlantic. 

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Taking a cue from Grace (and her on-screen character Betty), January Jones went vintage with similar tight curls. But with a longer cut and hair framing the face, her version was softer. 

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Maureen O'Hara, everyone's second favorite redhead (come on, Lucille Ball still owns that crown), sported a curly bob to the T. 

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Christina Hendricks' version is less about tight structured curls, but more about springy ringlets with massive volume. 

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When we think vintage hair, our thoughts first go to Audrey Hepburn's classic French twist. 

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Jessica Alba's modern version has a messy-chic feel to it with pieces falling in front and a loose structure on top.

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