21 Pin Up Hairstyles That Are Hot Right Now

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11. Elegant Updo

This is a beautiful and elegant updo for any pinup babe and is actually super simple to do. It’s a victory roll but with less height, more spiral, and a little less perfection.

For those days you don’t have time to do anything else, the rest of your hair can be tied up, pinned up, twisted into a chignon, covered with a scarf, or whatever you like. With the front piece of your hair, simply backcomb a little, add a quick spurt of hairspray, curl into a miniature victory roll and secure in place with your bobby pins. Once you’ve done it three or four times, it actually becomes incredibly easy, much like most things in life.

12. Faux Bob Style

Faking a bob when you have long hair is actually really simple once you know how, and as you can see, the pinup look just works perfectly with it.

Heated rollers will help give you some volume at the roots to start with, and you should definitely use some volume-adding mousse before drying too. Creating that side parting first, separate a section at the front which you will then wave into place, framing your face, later on.

The trick to faking that bun-look is to tuck the hair under, using the volume as a smoke-screen to hide the length. Tuck it under, pin it up and go over it with a baby brush to clean away any loose ends and you have a look that is beautiful, bold and terribly pinup!

13. Bun, Faux Bangs + Scarf

No pinup girl would be complete without her headscarf and the even better news is that the headscarf can be used to cover a multitude of sins too!

These faux-bangs are easily recreated by tucking the hair under and back on itself to look like bangs, and the fold-under is covered by the headscarf so no one even knows the difference. It’s a great idea for when you don’t have time to wash your hair, but it’s too greasy to leave down. Pinup girls are smart girls!

14. Sexy Pin Up Look

Red is such a great color and when it comes to pinups, you can’t forget about that original redheaded pinup – Jessica Rabbit. It’s a bold and brave color to go for but if you want to be a pinup girl, why not jump right in and try something bold and new?

Make sure you have good condition hair before you opt for a look this colourful otherwise the color won’t hold at all. You should also be aware that this look is a very high maintenance one. If you miss a hair appointment, it will soon look orange and sometimes, not a good orange.

15. Curly Pin Up Look

If you have fluffy, frizzy curls, don’t cover them up or straighten them out. Embrace them instead with this stunning curly pin up look! If you can’t beat them, join them, as they say.

Gel or wax will help you get that super-sleek, straightness you see at the top of the head but at the bottom, let your curly hair do their thing, add plenty of mousse to get them good and fluffy. Embrace the fluff!

16. Victory Rolls Updo

Why have just one victory roll when you can have plenty! You can create so many different styles once you’ve combatted that quintessential pinup staple.

Pin Up Victory Rolls Updo

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Having a mirror behind you, showing your reflection to the mirror in front of you, is the only way you cam make this look possible by yourself. Trust us, we’ve tried. If you haven’t got a friend to give you a hand, you’ll find this look a struggle to start with. Eventually you’ll get the hang of it but learning to do things in reverse can make things a little trickier.

17. Pompadour Hairstyle

The ‘quiff’ or pompadour hairstyle is another great one for those days where you don’t have the time or energy to really style your hair. With some backcombing, hairspray, tousling and a few bobby pins, you too could create this great pinup style.

You can make this ‘pouf’ as big or as small as you like. Using the entire front section of your hair, backcombing (whilst smoothing out the front), simply lift back and pouf, holding the base in place with your pins. On a windy day, you’ll need a tad more hairspray. There’s a little snippet of must-know info.

18. Modern Pin Up Curls

Why not modernise these beautiful pinup styles? These modern pin up curls are a classic way of showing you how easy and versatile this pinup look can be.

Modern Pin Up Curls Style

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Just add that face-framing curl of hair to your original curls, and sweep over to one side so that it falls elegantly over one shoulder and what do you have? A hairstyle that only kitten-flick eyeliner will match!

19. Pin Up Updo

The roll-under you can see here is easy to fake with both long hair and short hair, and gives you a way to rock your hair in the warmer months without worrying about a boring old pony tail.

Curly Pin Up Updo Style


Use your curling irons to coax the hair into that rolled-under shape and then secure with hair grips along the length, pushing them in so you can’t see them. Again, apply plenty of hairspray to keep the look in place, and add a quick burst of hot air from your hairdryer, followed by a burst of cool air, to set the look to last the entire day.

20. Curls + Victory Roll Style

The victory roll is something that will take a bit of practice but the good news is that there are plenty of tutorials for you to follow on YouTube.

Plenty of back-combing will help you to recreate this sassy look. That and plenty of kirby grips. The simple curls at the ends are easy enough to recreate with either your straightening irons or a curling tong, but that victory roll will take a few minutes of extra work. It really is a matter of rolling the hair, but keeping it to stay where you want it to will often be the hardest challenge. May we suggest plenty of hairspray?

21. Cute Pin Up Hairstyle

The ultimate curvy pin-up girl, Tess Holliday, shows us how to accessorize the right way in this cute pin up hairstyle. Curls and flicks aside, those large floral hair accessories are perfect for adding to a side-swept style to make something brand new out of it.

Mix and match your accessories to your outfit, or go for something different altogether. If there’s one thing these gorgeous pin up babes know, it’s how to accessorize!


So there you have them, the cutest and best pin up hairstyles you need to know about. Now what are you waiting for? The warmer weather is coming – the perfect time for these adorable looks.

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