No, you weren’t hallucinating when you saw Aretha Franklin, Jane Fonda and other 1960’s stars strutting across the red carpet recently. Okay, maybe you were a little bit. Although these lovely ladies are no longer spotted as often at Hollywood events, their hairstyles live on.
Beehives, rolled curls and other styles straight from the Swingin’ Sixties are back with a vengeance. Remember when Tracy helped her mom embrace the styles of the ’60s in the musical Hairspray? Well, we’re here to welcome you (back) to the ’60s!
Here’s how to rock these styles with modern day flair.
“You should add some color and a fresh new ‘do…”
Whether you color your hair or not, there are ways to pull it into a style that is totally classic. Although you don’t necessarily need dye, you WILL need plenty of hairspray, a teasing comb or brush, and plenty of bobby pins.
• Jackie’s pillbox bob. To recreate one of the most memorable bobs of all time, blow dry with your head upside down, aiming the air at the roots to create lots of volume. Once dry, use a volumizing spray or mousse to your roots and create a deep side part. Fluffing constantly for volume, style the ends with a curling iron and brush the front section away from your face.
• Aretha’s beehive. The beehive updo was created by Illinois stylist Margaret Vinvi Heldt in 1960s, but it grabbed hold of women across America thanks to stars like Aretha Franklin and Dusty Springfield.
For this style, you should create lots of texture throughout your hair with a volumizing spray – your hair needs to be somewhat sticky with a matte texture so everything stays in place. Separate the top section of hair from the bottom, and roll the lower section into a French twist. Then, take the top section and tease the roots at the crown of your head with a teasing comb, adding more hairspray if needed. Then, loosely twist it back and combine with the rest of the twist. You will want to loosely comb some hair over the teased part for a smooth finish on top.
• Supremely large bobs. No one can forget the large and in charge bobs of Diana Ross and the Supremes. Plenty of hairspray and curlers are necessary for these ‘dos. You will also need to curl the ends out or under, depending on the look you’re going for. If you want to rock your natural texture, copy Ross’s look later on in the ’60s and let your long hair fly free with little to no styling.
-Samantha’s sweet flips. The hairstyle worn by Samantha on “Bewitched” inspired a generation of sweet bobs with the ends flipped out. To recreate this style, blow dry your hair upside down for volume at the roots and then use a curling iron or rollers to get the ends to flip out perfectly all around your head. Brush hair away from your face and spray to create this flared shape.
“A little touch of lipstick never hurt no one…”
Of course, you can’t forget to accessorize these looks! To finish the vintage look, grab your black liquid eyeliner and a soft pink lipstick. Now you’re ready to turn some heads!