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Two Classic 1960 Hairstyles

Guest Author - Lynne Chapman

Retro hairstyles are perfect for Halloween parties, costume parties or any party. The flip and the beehive are two popular styles of the 60s.

The curved lines of the classic flip from the 1960ís makes it a very style that is flattering to many women. As all hairstyles of the 60ís are, it is very controlled with not a hair out of place. The bangs are smoothed over to the side with a gentle curve on the ends. The crown is full and rounded. The flip is evenly curled all the way around with all the ends facing the same direction.

The easiest way to get an authentic 60ís flip is to wet set your hair. Use medium to large smooth plastic rollers, turning all of them down except the last row or two at the bottom. Turn those rollers up. If your hair is curly or curls easily, you may turn all of the rollers down and then, when dry, use a brush to turn the ends up.
To get smooth flat bangs comb them down on your forehead while they are still wet and curve the ends to the side. On very straight hair, set the bangs on a large roller and brush smooth when it is dry.

When the hair is thoroughly dry, brush it well and comb it into place. Back-brush or tease the crown firmly. Spray the teasing so that it will last. Lightly smooth the hair over the top with a comb or brush, being careful not to disturb the teasing.

Use the brush or a comb to perfect the flip. Smooth every hair into place.

Since we now have curling irons available, if the flip is unruly, use the iron to finish it and create the even curl and spray the entire style with firm hold hairspray.

The original beehive hairstyle, of the 60s, is sleek and sophisticated.
After shampooing and conditioning your hair with body building products, apply firm hold styling lotion. While the hair is still wet, set it on rollers and allow it to dry thoroughly.

Remove the rollers and brush well to remove roller partings. Separate the bangs and part them on the side. Firmly back-brush or tease the entire back portion. Spray with hair spray. Comb the bangs into place, teasing them if necessary, and tuck them into the back portion behind your ears. In many of the original beehives, the bangs are combed so that they cover the top of the ears. Secure them with bobby pins if necessary. Place the pins so that they will be covered by the finished beehive.

To create the beehive, start smoothing the hair in the back in a circular wrap around your head. Gently shape the hair into place. Use a light touch with a brush or comb to do this. You will want to smooth only the outside of the beehive while leaving the teasing in place. When all of the hair is smoothed into the rounded hive shape, spray it with firm hold hairspray. The teasing and hairspray should hold it without the need for pins. Finish the top of the hive by tucking the ragged ends inside.

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