Last June, The Man Repeller crystal ball predicted a resurgence in the direction of barrettes and other like-minded hair pins that would invariably make perfecting the side part — a hairstyle most notably popularized by the 60s — the most recent and viable contender for a comeback. And last September, when Coach effectively opened Fashion Week, the crystal ball’s veracity was set in motion.
This spawned a host of similarly minded (or is it headed?) hairstyles from Jacquemus, Roksanda, Rochas, Tory Burch et al that counterbalanced the overarching decade-oriented revival of the season: the 70s as seen at Louis Vuitton, Derek Lam, Miu Miu and so forth.
But while the latter style might require a set of new clothes — at least something fitted and suede or a pair of flared pants to wear with flat shoes, maybe a plunging neck line that comes with a delicate, neck sliver-cum-scarf in burnt orange — to get 60s hair, all you need is a set of operating hands, at least one bobby pin and The Vision.
So, again, that’s: a set of hands, at least one bobby pin (though I recommend two, or three, maybe four?), and the vision.
And here’s what you’re going to do.
With your hair down and parted as it’s naturally wont to sit atop your head, use your left hand to grab a patch of hair from the right side of your head (or vice versa) and do not flip it like you’re Pamela Anderson in an episode of Baywatch.
Instead, gently move the collected hair across your forehead like it is a mop.
Once you’ve eliminated patchy pieces that make you look like this guy:
Place the first bobby pin into the combover about 4-5 inches from its inception point.
Then place the second underneath it. Repeat until you feel securely fastened.
And then, if you feel like it, draw a black liquid line above your lids.
Now contemplate the following: was such sexy, Bardot-esque eye makeup de rigeur in the 60s because the hair of the moment seemed so innocently and adolescently youthful?