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Score ‘Mad Men’-Inspired Hair
4/30/2012 12:36:00 AM BY LAUREN LEVINSON

Drooling over the Mad Men hair this season? Us too. So we asked Terrie V. Owen, one of the hair-styling geniuses behind the show, to give us some quick and easy tips on how to rock retro hair!

The Bigger, The Better:

“To create a Joan-like, sexy secretary bouffant, try this: Before you curl your hair, tease it using a brush or comb at the roots, and then spray with a setting spray. I like White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Hold Thermal Styling Spray. Finally, coil pieces with a curling iron. You will get big sexy hair that lasts all day.”

Boys Club:

“Sweat Don Draper’s slick ‘do? Try coating your mop with a mixture of gel and a styling cream. This way, you don’t get hard helmet hair, yet it still looks groomed and tidy. Always use a fine tooth comb to rake hairs in place.”

Making Waves:

“For Betty Draper twists, create a deep side part and set your strands with hot rollers. They are a great tool for retro styling and can be easily purchased at your local beauty supply store. Make sure to always clip your them in place, and let you hair completely cool down before you brush it out.”

Put a Wig on It:

“Don’t be afraid of false hair! For Megan Draper’s volume and height, try adding a small hairpiece into your own coif. It’s a lot of fun to experiment! Insider fact: Megan’s hair is actually a full wig!”

A few of my favorite things

Mason Pearson hairbrushes
YS Park combs
Davines grooming products
White Sands
FHI flat irons and hairdryers
Marcel curling irons by Hot Tools

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1960’s inspired Hair

Since I did a Betty tutorial , I thought it only fair to do a Joan tutorial.
Here goes :
You will need:
A curling iron, or you can set your hair in large sized hot rollers
A teasing comb
A natural bristle hair brush like a Mason Pearson
Bobby pins
Setting spray
This style is best for long hair,at least shoulder length or longer.
I like to set the hair with my favorite, White sands setting spray, and then with a 1 inch large barrel curling iron, curl entire head . Clip each curl and let the hair cool off before you style.
Once hair has cooled off, brush out with your natural bristle brush, I like my Mason Pearson.
Section hair into two sections ear to ear, so you have a front section and a back section.
Then make a third section, a pony tail ,piece in the mid, crown section of the head and secure with an elastic.
That pony tail will be your volume and height at the top of the head.clip this hair out of the way.

Starting at the back, nape of head , tease the hair with a comb and then sweep up all the hair with a brush and pin with bobbies. Pin the section all the way up to the pony tail, so you have an upswept look.

Then move to the front sections,start on one side, tease the section of hair and smooth with your brush then pin each side up just as you did in the back until all hair is pinned up all around the head. If you have bangs you can spray and smooth them off to a side and secure with a pin,
Otherwise you can create a side sweep with your longer hair just and pin.

Then release your pony tail, tease it with your comb, smooth with your brush and arrange it in any shape you like, either tousled or controlled.
Bobby Pin into place ,spray with a good holding spray , my favorites are Does it all spray by Bumble and Bumble.



Getting Betty

So, recently I was asked to give a tutorial on the Mad Men character Betty Draper’s hairstyle by the official beauty blog for Ladies Home Journal magazine.

Check back as I’m going to start some more hair tutorials soon!

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