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1960s Ponytail

THE LOOK

Channel your inner Bardot with this retro-inspired ponytail. The crown is lightly teased to create volume and the ponytail sits low at the back of the head. The curved ends to the ponytail give this style that ’60s glam look.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

IDEAL HAIR LENGTH

Long

HAIR EXTENSIONS NEEDED?

No, but you can use a ponytail extension on medium-length hair.

ASSISTANCE NEEDED?

No

ACCESSORIES

If you have bangs you can use a pretty pin to clip them back. Sideswept bangs will embrace that ’60s feel.

TRY THIS

Keep it loose and messy for a Brigitte Bardot feel, and wear with winged eyeliner. For a chic, evening updo, twist the ponytail into a chignon at the nape of your neck.

Top : Hairstyling and photography by Christina Butcher, modeling by Patricia Almario.
Bottom : Hairstyling by Christina Butcher, photography by Xiaohan Shen, modeling by Dorothy Jean Joly.

HOW TO GET IT 1960s PONYTAIL

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Bristle brush or comb
  • Hairspray (optional)
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins

1). Separate your hair into top and bottom sections. Create volume and a bouffant shape with the top section by teasing at the crown of your head using a comb or bristle brush. Add a little hairspray if you need extra hold.

2). Gather all your hair into a low ponytail and secure with a hair elastic. Don’t pull the hair too tightly, as you want to keep as much volume as possible in the crown area. Gently pull at the top of your ponytail to loosen the hair and create a 1960s silhouette.

3). Using the bristle brush or comb, smooth over the top section of hair to create a rounder shape.

4). Take a small piece of hair from the base of your ponytail and wrap it around your hair elastic to cover it.

5). Secure the ends of the wrapped hair underneath with a bobby pin.

TOP TIP : It’s important to start this style with a strong base and, depending on your hair type, you will need some product to create volume. Try a volumizer or mousse in towel-dried hair and blow-dry with a round brush. If your hair is naturally wavy or curly, second-day hair will also hold this style well.

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