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Vintage 1960s hair tutorial: get the retro look

/ 04.22.2014
Give your locks a vintage twist with a center part and mini-beehive
Give your locks a vintage twist with a center part and mini-beehive

Vintage hairstyles are, by definition, always on trend. If proof of this were needed, it can be found on numerous runways with each passing season, reminding us all that sometimes, the oldies are golden for a reason. Among the most enduring retro details are center parts and volumized beehives, or bouffants, which countless designers return to year on year, often as part of the same look.

Nina Ricci's Fall 2014 show is a prime example of this kind of hairstyle and one that is surprisingly easy to imitate. With the right products and a little styling know-how, this 'do can be all yours in about twenty minutes.

What you need:

Volume mousse
Round brush
Tail comb
Volumizing spray
Finishing spray

Step one: Starting with damp, towel-dried hair, scrunch some volume mousse from roots to ends and blow-dry straight with a round bush. Guide the hair with the brush, working in small sections until everything is totally dry. If you need to, run a flat iron through your locks afterwards for an extra-straight finish.

Step two: Use a tail comb to define a sharp center part, but only take it back about 4" or so. You should stop once you get almost to the crown of your head. Comb the hair on either side of the part to keep it in place then tuck your hair behind your ears.

Step three: Spray the roots at the crown and back of your head with volumizing spray then tease the hair from behind to build height. Once you're happy with the amount of volume, smooth the hair over gently. You may need to clandestinely pin the teased section underneath if your hair is prone to losing its shape.

Step four: Complete the look with a generous mist of finishing spray and you're done!


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