A 60s Bouffant Tutorial!
Like most girls, I have an obsession with pretty hair. I’m constantly gazing through Tumblr pages, and adding photographs of dream hair to my Pinterest. I’ll be the first to admit, I am very much a ‘wash and go’ girl, and extremely ill-resourced with the tools needed to actually create pretty hair on myself! This all changed earlier in the week, when Barney’s Mum gave (!) me her former curling iron. I literally feel like my eyes have widened. I love that feeling of looking at my hair and seeing mermaid curls; what a dream!
Today, I felt like pairing my curls with a bouffant – and thought I should document the process, so you can try it for yourself! All you will need is a curling iron, hairspray, a brush, and some bobby pins. This hair tutorial is extremely simple, so I hope you enjoy following along!
Teasing & Coming
Backcomb your hair as much as possible around the crown of your head. This will give it the wonderful ‘bump’ shape that was oh-so popular in the 1960s! Gently comb a layer of unteased hair over the top to smoothen the overall shape. I always use bobby pins to hold everything in place, and a dash of hairspray won’t go amiss either!
Curling & Brushing
Use your curling iron on the ends of your hair. Make the curls as tight as you can, as we will soon be combing them out! Give them a quick dash of hairspray, and adjust your bouffant as it may have deflated from the curling. When everything is the proper shape, begin to gently brush your curls. This will give your hair a soft vintage look. The final step is to check that everything is the correct shape, and as big as it can possibly be! Give all of your hair another spray to hold it all in place. Voila!