Hairstyle how to: Create a 1960s style ponytail

Hairstyle how to: Create a 1960s style ponytail

1960s hairstyles are a huge trend. From loose Bardot bouffants, to the perfectly crafted Mad Men hairstyles, take a look back at the 1960s fashions for your next hairstyle.

This easy ponytail hairstyle is influenced by the loose hairstyles Brigitte Bardot wore. The 1960s shape is created by teasing at the crown and keeping the ponytail low and a little messy.

What you need:

  • Depending on your hair type. you will need some product to help keep this volume in your hair. I usually recommend a volumiser or mousse in towel dried hair and blow dry your hair with a round brush to create volume, with a little curl at the ends of your hair.
  • Comb
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray

How to create a 1960s style ponytail

Step by step

It’s important to start with a good base. Freshly washed hair that has been blowdried for volume as described above. If your hair is wavy or curly, second day hair will also hold this style well.

1-2 – Tease at the crown. Create that volume and shape by teasing your hair at the crown of your head. Add a little hairspray if you need extra hold.

3 – Make a low ponytail. Gather all your hair into a low ponytail, but don’t pull the hair tightly at the top so you keep as much volume and shape in the crown area.

4 – Loosen the top section for more volume. Gently pull at the top of your ponytail to loosen the hair from the top section. It’s all about keeping volume in the crown and creating that 1960s shape.

5 – Smooth the top with a comb. Using either a bristle brush or comb, smooth over the top section to create a rounder shape.

6-7 – Hide your hair elastic with a piece of hair. Take a small piece of hair from the base of your ponytail and wrap it around your hair elastic to cover it. Pin the end underneath with a bobby pin.

8 – You’re done! A quick spritz of hairspray will keep the style in place, though I like it a little messy just like Brigitte Bardot.

Who doesn’t love a simple ponytail, and this beehive-esque crown fits the 1960s trend perfectly.

I’ll be wearing this hairstyle with a midi skirt or vintage dress during the week, and with a breton top and jeans on the weekend. How do you like to wear your ponytail?

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