Pin-up meets preppy.
If the runways are telling us anything, it's that spring 2016 is going to be all about the retro look. These styles add serious va-va-volume to your hair and are equal parts pin-up and preppy. This spring, take a cue from the runways and channel your inner 60's baby doll with a half-up, half-down style. Whether you like a side part, no part, or some added fringe, these three 60s-inspired styles are screaming spring.
Prim & Proper: The Half-Up Bouffant with a Deep Side Part
Perfect for special occasions-we're looking at you spring brides-this 60s-inspired hairstyle features a deep side part, soft waves, and a little height at the crown. To start, curl your hair in 2-inch sections around a big barrel curling wand and run your fingers through when cool to loosen the curls. Next, make a deep side part on either side and tease your hair lightly at the crown for some height. Finally, gently pull the hair back into a half-up style and pin into place at the back, spraying generously with a strong-hold hairspray.
The 60s Rocker: Half-Up, Half-Down with a Side of Fringe
Nothing says 60s rocker quite like a bold, blunt-cut bang. This style works best on straight strands that are sprayed with a small amount of texturizing or salt spray to give that windblown look. You'll want to blow dry your bangs straight down first with a small barrel or flat brush. To give them that piecey look, put your blow dryer on its cool setting and point it down towards your fringe, moving it rapidly back and forth. Next, create a middle part and bring back a section of hair on each side, pinning each side's section just above each ear.
Pull it All Back: An Elegant Half-Up Look
If you're looking for a style that's neat and polished, look no further. This particular look is perfect for the warmer months since it pulls all the hair away from your face. To achieve the look at home, curl your hair with a 1-inch curling iron and let the curls fall naturally. Then, take the hair that is two inches above your ear and comb it back to ensure no loose strands get away. Pin it all into place and spray with a strong-hold hair spray to ward off flyaways.