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1960s Hairstyles Enhance the Trendy Retro Fashion

1960s Hairstyles
The Swinging Sixties are back with charming fashion and the most cherished hairstyles of the 20th century
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The spirit of the Swinging Sixties is alive and well today. More than half a century ago, style icons like Twiggy and Audrey Hepburn influenced the fashion and hairstyles. Today, we rediscover the charm of these hairstyles

  • Urban elegance and exuberance should be your focus if you want to recreate the style of the 1960s. Think of wearing shift dresses, high-waisted coats, knee-high boots, patent leather, and Python glasses. In the sixties, the young baby boomers embraced miniskirts, turtlenecks, Prince of Whales-check and houndstooth patterns and most of all, extravagant hairstyles

    Visit our photo gallery and delve into the world of 1960s fashion, hairstyles and makeup.

  • Gallery: 1960s Hairstyles and Fashion Trends

    1960s Beehive Hairstyle and High-Waisted Coat

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    1960s Beehive Hairstyle and High-Waisted Coat

    The 1960s fashion and hairstyles go together like horse and carriage. Semi-updos, exaggerated hair volume on the crown of the head and romantic accessories are all part of the playful fashion scene

    1960s High-Volume Updo

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    1960s High-Volume Updo

    Audrey Hepburn made this style famous. Long gloves, a swanky coat and banana updo are characteristic of this 1960s style

    1960s Blow-Dried Hair with Long Fringes

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    1960s Blow-Dried Hair with Long Fringes

    The wide-brimmed retro style hat fits perfectly on the shoulder-length blow-dried hair with long fringes

    1960s Style for Guys

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    1960s Style for Guys

    In the 1960s, the man of the world was properly groomed and dressed before leaving the house. Then and now, Chelsea boots and hairstyles with side parting were part of the cool dandy style

    Elegant 1960s Chignon

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    Elegant 1960s Chignon

    The hair is tightly combed back into a low chignon. Updos like the chignon are the perfect hairstyles to wear with the obligatory 1960s turtleneck

    1960s Hairstyle with Knotted Scarf

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    1960s Hairstyle with Knotted Scarf

    Dramatic sixties-style eyelid lines look even more dramatic if the hair is kept out of the face using bandanas or stylishly knotted scarves

  • Hairstyles of Twiggy and Marilyn Monroe – 1960s Hairstyles

    Twiggy’s short hairstyle was popular in the 1960s. Other women preferred the alluring, glamorous and creative hairstyles of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. Men used plenty of grease to manage the increasing length of their hairstyles. Modern interpretations of the 1960s hairstyles are mostly suitable for festive events or the business environment. Use retro accessories, boost the volume of your hair, and use the hair dryer to style your hair to bring back the splendour and exuberance of the Swinging Sixties.