Hair In The Sixties

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The ‘60s were a decade of bright colors and new trends. Hair and makeup got brighter, and shoes and accessories matched outfits! Style change from strict and conforming to free and expressive. It was a time for a total fashion transformation. During the sixties the hair was a big part of the style of the time. A few examples include the page boy flip, the five point bob, the bouffant and beehive, and teen style. The page boy itself is a quite simple hairstyle. It was a short cut, a little past the ears. Then you would curl it under. Bangs were optional. First lady Jackie Kennedy was the one who started the revolution of the page boy flip. Instead of curling under, in the page boy flip you curled it out word (hence the name flip).Women everywhere…show more content…
In the sixties mostly teens wore their hair straight, but it wasn't as easy as it is today. During the sixties the hair straightening iron hadn't been invented, so it was difficult to get straight hair if it didn't come naturally. Girls who really really wanted to have straight hair would use creams and strong chemicals that straightened hair. Another one of the styles was long and loose. Many teens in the sixties didn't do much to their hair other than a headband or a side ponytail. They often wrapped a strand of hair or ribbon over the elastic, but nothing too fancy. Hair scrunchies were not invented yet either. Hair wasn't the only thing setting the trend, accessories were too. From head to toe, accessories helped create the identity of 1960s fashion. A few examples of popular accessories include handbags, go-go boots, sandals, stockings/pantyhose, and hippie accessories. Handbags began to have more styles in the ‘60s instead of just leather. They were beginning to be made in straw or wicker, patent leather, and velvet. Decorations such as flowers, shells, and fake jewels were added to give them a little more…show more content…
Fake eyelashes, heavy eye makeup, lipstick, and foundation make ‘60s makeup distinct from the other decades. The main goal of fake eyelashes was to draw attention to the eyes, and make them look dramatic. They definitely achieved that goal. The lashes were most commonly made from plastic, but some were made with actual human hair. Women would use eyelash glue to put them on. The only problem was that the glue wasn't very strong and the false eyelashes would easily fall off. Other than that false eyelashes for a very
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