Some of our favorite 1960s hairstyles that you can easily create.
Sometimes all we need is a change of perspective when it comes to our hair. If you’re not ready for a drastic haircut or to try out the latest color trend, you may want to consider a subtle nod to another era by trying out a vintage 60s hairstyles. The ’60s were all about adding softness and volume to hairstyles and accessorizing, too. Keep reading to check out some of our favorite 1960s hairstyles featuring two easy to master hair tutorials to help you to recreate these looks in no time.
Vintage 1960s Hairstyles We Love Today
1. Soft Curls
60s hairstyles for short hair is all about bouncy and defined curls. To achieve this look, wrap one-inch sections around your curling iron in the direction of your face, and hold each one coiled in your hand for thirty seconds as it cools. Combing a few pumps of Catwalk by TIGI Strong Hold Mousse through damp hair before you style it will ensure extra hold for your curls.
2. Voluminous Updo
Roll your locks into a fanned-out updo at the top of your head and create a matching swoop with your bangs. The secret to a ’60s-inspired, gravity-defying updo like this is immediately finishing off the style with the right hairspray. Try Dove Style + Care Extra Hold Hairspray for long-lasting hold.
3. Sleek Updo
Looking for a 60s hairstyles for long hair? Check out this fun style that’s all about sleek, pulled back hair thanks to hair gel. To achieve this look, apply a dime-sized amount of TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel throughout your hair before sweeping it up into a high updo. This formula will work to make your hair shiny and help you nail this sleek look.
Next up is the 60s half-updo, a glamorous, all-season look that’s as straightforward as it is retro-fabulous. We also think that there’s no time like the present to experiment with this particular hairstyle, as top knots and high ponies seem to be having a moment in the spotlight these days. We’re always going to have a soft spot for this 1960s-inspired half-ponytail, as it not only conjures up images of our über-stylish moms and grandmothers back in the day, it also offers up serious throwback-to-the-silver-screen potential. We like this style paired with a soft bend at the ends courtesy of a curling iron, or even from just a few slick flicks of the wrist while drying with a round brush.
Also, it’s best to note that this look is easiest worn on straight to wavy hair, just ’cause the beehive effect is more pronounced on these hair types. You can also personalize this 60s half updo with a side-swept bang or curtained fringe—a totally charming addition, dare we say—to drive that vintage sexpot point home. (Monochrome peach makeup and some embellished sleeves provide the perfect—and wildly trending—foil for this hairstyle too.) So excited for your guys to read our step-by-step tutorial and try this look out yourself!
Tutorial 1: Bombshell 1960s Hairstyle Half-Updo
Start with clean, freshly washed hair.
Blow-dry your hair.
Create your half-pony.
Separate your curls.
And for a classic take on 1960 hairstyles, check out this updo featuring a retro chic headband and a classic technique: teasing! Whether you’re looking for a new hair idea, or inspired by retro hairstyles, this look is definitely one to try. Read on to discover how to enhance your hair with one of our favorite 60s hairstyles.
Tutorial 2: How to Create 60s Hairstyles
Start clean and tease your hair.
Grab the front sections.
Create a low ponytail.
Swoop your hair underneath.
Pin your hair in place.
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