If there’s one trend that keeps coming back almost every season, it has to be the 60s look
. The music scene and change in values left a lasting mark on society, meaning hairstyles that your mother and grandmother wore way back can still be seen today. Let’s take a closer look at this season’s 60s revival. The 60s trend.
During the 60s, women were heavily influenced by singers and popular actresses. Twiggy
, Brigitte Bardot and France Gall
were all style icons that were copied by millions of women who admired their flair for fashion. What did they all have in common? Hairstyles with backcombed roots, creating volume. Each had voluminous roots, regardless of whether they were wearing a short or long hairstyle. How to make it wearable today.
This trend is still highly popular today and looks great paired with long locks. The 60s sure did leave their mark, thanks to the root backcombing technique
that is perfect for creating the illusion of thick, full hair. This trend is best suited to women with straight hair, not so much those with bouncy curls, who more often than not want to reduce volume! On the Nina Ricci runway show (pictured), women wore their locks in a centre parting and had backcombed their roots from the middle to the rear sections. Get the runway look.
For a voluminous style with long hair, look no further than the hairstyle pictured above. Start by washing your hair and creating a centre parting. After applying a heat-protective spray
, dry and straighten your hair from the roots down to the ends. Next, take a comb and section off the front part of your style, focusing on the mid and rear sections. The latter need to be backcombed to add as much volume as possible. Once you’ve backcombed, leave as it is and don’t part this section. This will create a more voluminous, rounded shape that looks full. © Pixelformula / Nina Ricci prêt-à-porter runway, Autumn-Winter 2014-2015 © Jean Louis David