Vintage Magazines: Reading Up On 1960's Hairstyles

by - April 22, 2014

A Vintage Nerd

Yesterday I mentioned about my casual reading in the park. I was reading through a 1960's Hairstyles magazine from August 1965.

I have never fully mastered my hair but I have been practicing more than ever. I think depending on your type of hair, the quality of your hair, the length, the cut, and the time frame you have-figuring out your hair can become a challenging thing to conquer.

I find hairstyles from any ear to be fascinating. I mean minus the 80s and 90s because I did them all minus coloring my hair but primarily pre-1969. It is just so interesting how women took so much time out of their day to get their hair done in the era specific style that was popular at the time. But I have noticed that after you do figure out your hair challenges and find remedies for them (ie setting lotions, creams, serums, etc) and you put in the practice-even the most complicated hairstyle can be done with ease.

Here is a bit of what was inside this great issue of 1960's hairstyles:

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The photo above is a sample of how a teen girl could do her hair. Sweet, simple, and cute I think. The photo below is my favorite-it show's how to do a proper brushout after you have taken the rollers out of your hair. I find for any set that you do, the way you brush it out really makes a difference because it is in the brushing out that you mold and create your look.


I really do enjoy vintage magazines. They are just oodles of fun to read through and you just learn so much about day to day living during the decades past.

Do you enjoy vintage magazines? What do you like or dislike about them?

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7 comments

  1. Great photos! I love old magazines and my only complaint is they're too big to fit on my scanner. I have a collection of McCalls, Ladies Home Journal and Look that are all great but it's hard to get them on the scanner so I take photos of them.

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    1. Thank you so much Megan! YES! It is hard to scan some vintage magazines so the second best thing to do is to take some good photos of them. Thank you for the comment!! xox

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  2. These styles are really charming! It's interesting to me, because I can see just about all of them (hypothetically) being rocked by one Mad Men character or another. Which of the 60s styles are you feeling most pulled towards yourself, dear Daffny?

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. I so agree with you Jessica! Hummm, I think I love the flip but I am intrigued by them all. They are all so neat! xox

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  3. oooh, i really like these styles. i've never been much for sleeping on huge rollers (as i normally set my hair overnight) so when i do 60s its usually a tad bit curlier.
    i understand completely. finding a good style with a cut and face shape can be very challanging. may i just say, though, that your hair always looks wonderful?
    ~Abigail

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    1. Oh Abigail you are a doll! I am so hair challenged hehehe but I like I said in the post I am trying to practice more. I have to say its nice to get out of the mommy ponytail and work these vintage hairstyles...I love it and thank you for the wonderful comment. Oh and I agree sleeping on rollers like the big ones are a horror hehe xox

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  4. Great post! I have a collection of vintage yearbooks, and the hair-do's are incredible. I need to try some rag curls ASAP! I have rather fine hair, so I can't use any heated styling tools.
    Cheers,
    L A

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