Retro Glamour or Mad Men Fever?
The Sixties trend influenced collections for Spring/Summer 2013 in all four fashion capitals, and retro hair styles at Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Louis Vuitton and Co. were the perfect way to complement them.
It almost seems that many designers have taken their inspiration for the styles from the much-loved TV series ‘Mad Men’.
The retro glamour trend is about touchable waves, romantic texture, piecey bangs, ultra-glam blow-dries and retro up-does. The secret behind creating authentic Sixties Hair Styles is volume. Here are a few of our favorites from our LSW salon stylists:
1. Geometric cut
This sixties hair style for medium-to-thick straight hair is nearly timeless, but commits to constant touchups. Modern versions of this cut apply less volume than the original inspiration.
2. Soft wavy bob with a low side part
This look is romantic and the wavy bob is perfect for someone with chin-length hair. To create a simple fresh style, modern bobs are less structured than the 60’s inspiration.
3. Finger waves
Finger waves were a very popular style originally used to soften the harshness of a short bob making it more flattering and flirty, and was commonly seen on Hollywood stars (Marilyn Monroe). Today’s versions are more deconstructed and free-flowing.
Audrey Hepburn, Jean Seberg, Mia Farrow and Twiggy were just view stars that popularized this short hair cut during the 1960s and lots of today’s fashion icons have gone for the short hair. It is still quick, stylish, and modern.
5. Teased chignon
This elegant up-do is formal enough for a wedding hairstyle and casual enough for date night. This classy up-do is modernized by loosening up the hair and creating lots of volume on top.
6. Modified Beehive
With this beehive look some Sixties-style volume is added to the bun. While the finished style looks sleek, the top layer of the hair is actually covering the backcombing below.
7. Blunt Cut Bangs
The blunt cut and straight across bangs end right below the eyebrows for a touch of mystery but definitely do not cover the eyes in any way. The horizontal line of the fringe brings the focus to the outer edge of the face.
8. Lengthy Curls
This style picks up on the voluminous body made famous in the 1960s, but gives it a modern twist with the long curls. Volume and curly hair are synonymous with romance and femininity and it seems that these two combined are a definite way to success.