HALLOWEEN HOW-TO: Mad Men 1960s Bouffant

By Lauren Salapatek | 10/12/2012 1:22:00 PM


Popularized by Jackie Kennedy, the Bouffant reached its peak of popularity in 1965 ad 1966. This eye-catching hair style has made a comeback recently in shows like Mad Men with characters like Peggy Olsen or Joan Holloway.

click image to zoom This elaborate style pairs well with a long, off the shoulder, sequined gown. Or for your client's costume you could advise to wear a curve-hugging sheath dress wtih a cardigan, both cinched with a thin belt. Stockings with a seam up the back are perfectly reminiscent of the era when paired with a simple pump. Add a neutral lip and full lashes to finsh the look.

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1. In 1/4-inch sections, mist hair with Kenra Platinum Hot Spray 20 and overdirect your curling iron, pulling the barrel to the ends of the hair and rolling down to the base. Pin each curl as you go and continue to curl entire head.

2. Have your client sit under a dryer or use low setting on a hair dryer.

3. Unpin curls and tease, focusing on the crown.

4. Gently brush smooth, maintaining the height.

5. Backcomb with a flexible hold hairspray.

6. Apply a taffy product to smooth any flyaways and add shine/definition to the style.

7. Finish with Kenra Finishing Spray 26, which provides maximum control with long-lasting lift and style support.

click image to zoomFinished Style






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for modernsalon.com, salontoday.com and firstchair.com. As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

You can find Lauren on Google+ or e-mail her at lsalapatek@modernsalon.com.


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