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Long hairstyle tutorial: retro 1960s bouffant

/ 01.29.2015
Retro 1960s bouffant hairstyle
Retro 1960s bouffant hairstyle

A vintage bouffant hairstyle is always a great option for a night out or a special occasion. The gravity-defying volume, combined with the polished retro finish, creates a dramatic style that's perfect for those times when you want to go the extra mile with your mane.

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Step one
After washing and towel-drying your hair, apply a volume enhancing mousse evenly throughout.

Step two
Next, divide your hair into three horizontal sections - top, middle and nape - and blow-dry each one. Use a paddle brush to keep the hair straight while it dries.

Step three
When everything is roughly 80% dry, flip your head upside down and finish the blowout. This will add lift at the root and give your hair plenty of volume from the get-go.

Step four
Part your hair on your favorite side, then section off a couple of inches at the front on either side of your face. Clip these pieces out of the way while you style the rest.

Step five
Spray the roots on top of your head and at the crown with a volumizing spray, then hold the hair up and tease it from behind to create the bouffant.

Step six
Gently smooth the hair back over and secure it with bobby pins at the back.

Step seven
Gather the rest of your hair into a French twist or low bun and secure with a few more bobby pins. Then, let down the hair at the front and tuck it behind your ears.

Step eight
Complete your new bouffant with a generous veil of hairspray to give your new 1960s inspired updo long-lasting hold. All set!

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