Get 60s Hair Now

All it takes is two bobby pins, one combover and a dream

01.07.15

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.

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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.

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Instead, gently move the collected hair across your forehead like it is a mop.

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Once you’ve eliminated patchy pieces that make you look like this guy:

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Place the first bobby pin into the combover about 4-5 inches from its inception point.

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Then place the second underneath it. Repeat until you feel securely fastened.

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And then, if you feel like it, draw a black liquid line above your lids.

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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?

Bracelets by Rosie Assoulin, Delfina Delettrez, rings by Khai Khai; sweater by Marc Jacobs and turtleneck by J.Crew

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  • I tried to part my hair like this the other day! Not to look all 60s, but to make my hair look like Ariana’s from Vanderpump Rules. Didn’t work. Also- I love those bracelets so much.

    • LOVE Vanderpump Rules

      I think Ariana parts her hair too far. I also wish she’d drink a cup of coffee before filming

    • Guest

      Happy that someone on here <3's Vanderpump as much as I do

      • I wish we could watch together next week. Biggest shocker so far: James is only 22?!?!?!

        • Kristin “bragged” about James’ age last reunion

        • Esther Levy

          I KNOW. But let’s be honest, are we really THAT shocked?

          • Kelsey Moody

            yah but guys- he has a white bmw and he’s psyched about it!

          • Amelia Diamond

            guys this whole thread

          • and taking BEEMER selfies.

  • BAHAHAH that image of that guy completely cracked me up.

    Okay… now that I’m over that, I’m thrilled this is making a resurgence. The middle part has been making my face look fat the past three years. It’s time for a new angle.

    XxMO
    madame-ostrich.com

    • hahahaha

    • My whole life I thought only special girls can pull off the middle part because I could not. Alas, I’ve just learned to embrace it…

      • Amelia Diamond

        i hateee how i look w a middle part

  • Pilar Gómiz

    Why would anyone not want to look like that guy? I mean not only it’s cool but also hides (successfully) boldness problems…

    • Amelia Diamond

      I want to!

  • Gotta love the old day x.

    jeansandmacaroons.blogspot.com

  • lavieenliz

    love this – 60s hair has always been one of my favorites. I’m also down for some 70s straight hair

    giveaway on my blog

    http://hashtagliz.com

  • dederka

    great to know that my went-to-sleep-with-wet-hair maneuver is a legitimate hairstyle with a background story and all. i will never again feel bad about it. but then, i couldn’t have myself come up with something this brilliant!

  • reversecommuter

    Pretty excited that my sad Marsha Brady straight blonde do is about to be re-do-bee-do-bee-do-ed! Thanks Leandra!

  • Lulu

    Turtlenecks and comb overs rule!!

  • Love this hair! I have to part it like this when it is wet though.

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • aaah I’m going to try this out!

    xxxx

    http://www.dominiquecandido.com

  • Bring on that Bridigit Bardot!

    http://tostylewithlove.com/

    Daphne

  • what you did plus a whole lot of teasing!!!

    http://www.modeography.com/

  • I’m always looking for new hair styles. Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

  • linata

    that guy very annoying LOL
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  • Oooh la la, definitely gonna try this tomorrow 🙂

    — Michelle | MXP STYLE

  • sonia sofianidou

    I usually part my hear in the middle but sometimes when I do the 60’s look and I’m coming to the college people are saying ‘you look different today.. did you cut your hair? are you sick? you look cute today!’ hahahah…!

    http://soniasofianidou.blogspot.de

  • I tried this as a solution to Alexa-Chung-as-Bardot-bangs-gone-wrong earlier in the year. It failed me because my face is a giant circle, only made rounder by any attempt to smile or show emotion. I will pray for a better tomorrow with less cheek and face flesh.

  • Vanessa Basanta
  • Hannah Climas

    It’s articles like these that keep reminding me of why I keep my long hair!