60s Theme Bob Hairstyle

Hair, clothes and make-up for a 60s look
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I am invited to a 60s theme party. I think that long hippie hairstyles were popular in the sixties, but I have my hair in a bob. I don't want to wear a wig. Did women wear bobs in the 60s? What length?
A: Bobs were actually very fashionable in the 1960s. The lengths varied from very short, beneath the ear bobs to long shoulder-length bobs. There is a large array of shorter hairstyles worn by the women in that era.
It is true that the type-cast image of a hippie woman is that of very long hair, a headband, round glasses and psychedelic-colored clothing. But this doesn't mean that all the hippies looked like that. A lot of the women had their hair cut into a long bob or off-the-shoulder bob in the 1960s.
If you want to look like a hippie specifically, you can straighten your hair and wear a bright-colored headband around your head. The headband should sit on top of your head, almost like a crown. It should also push up the hair on top of your head a bit, so that it looks slightly disheveled.
You can also curl your hair in big loose curls with a flat-iron or a medium-barrel curling tong. After you've curled your hair, throw your head back and forth a few times as to loosen the curls and mess it up a little. While holding your head upside down, spray your head with a medium-hold aerosol hairspray to increase the volume and hold the curls. Back-comb your hair a bit at the crown area to get that extra mussed look.
Then add a jeweled headband to the look. Again, the headband needs to be worn on top of the head, like a crown. Have a look at pictures of Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Taylor Swift and Vanessa Hudgens wearing this.
Another option is to merely make you hair a bit messy, hold your head upside down and spray the hair with a medium hold hairspray. Gently comb your fingers through your hair so that it looks like you just got out of bed. You can tuck a single daisy behind your one ear, or make a headband with daisies and wear it on top of your head.
Do you have to dress up like a hippie, though? You can do a lot of other fun things with a bob styled into a 60s style. The women often wore their hair in a very structured, curled-out style. You can do this yourself or go to your hair salon to have this done.
The hair is backcombed (teased) on top of the head and in the crown region. The surface of the hair is then combed and smoothed down until the surface is flawless to the extent to being almost shiny (with the help of hairspray). The ends are then flicked out with a flat iron to give the style its defining "old-school" appearance.
The 1960s had a lot of really fun and original hairstyles, many of which aren't very common anymore. If you don't have to dress like a hippie specifically, there is a huge range of other really cool options that you can go for as well.
See also: Vintage hairstyles