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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