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How To Create A '60s Look

How To Create A '60s Look

VideoJug shows you how to create a '60s look. Travel back to an age of big hair and flawless skin with this groovy '60s style, from makeup to hair, this video shows you everything.

Step 1: You will need

  • For the hair you will need:
  • volumising mousse
  • a hair dryer
  • a large round brush
  • large velcro rollers
  • some hair clips
  • a bristle brush
  • some hair pins
  • and hairspray
  • and for your make-up you will need:
  • liquid foundation
  • an applicator sponge
  • concealer
  • powder
  • a large make-up brush
  • an eye shadow brush
  • nude eye shadow
  • black liquid eyeliner
  • false eyelashes - pre-glued or with lash glue
  • tweezers
  • black mascara
  • a lip brush
  • and a nude or light pink lipstick

Step 2: Add volume to your hair

After washing you hair, apply volumising mousse to the wet hair by running it through with your fingers. Hair in the 60s was all about volume, the bigger the better. Volumising mousse will give your style extra hold and boosts the hair from the roots to add body.

Step 3: Section

Clip up most of the hair leaving a section loose at the back.

Step 4: Flick the hair

Use a round brush with natural bristles when blow drying the hair to flick it out at the ends. Roll the brush away from you holding the hairdryer close to the hair so it curls into flicks. Loosen a section of hair at a time and blow dry most of the hair in this way until you reach the last section at the top of the head.

Step 5: Finish blow-drying

For the last section of hair, curl the hair inwards by brushing the underside of the layer and rolling the brush towards you whilst blow-drying.

Step 6: Add rollers

Separate the hair around the crown of your head into large sections with a bristle brush. For each section, brush it through and wrap it around a large velcro roller, then secure with a hair clip. If you have a fringe, put a roller there too. Spray lightly with hairspray for extra hold and leave in the rollers while you do your make-up.

Step 7: Base

Apply liquid foundation to your face as a base for the rest of your makeup. Put some on a sponge and dab it around the centre of your face. Draw outwards and blend evenly, especially at the jaw, hairline, ears and eyebrows.

Step 8: Concealer

Put a few dots of light reflecting concealer under your eyes. Use a sponge or your finger to blend gently into your skin. This will give you an even skin tone.

Step 9: Powder

Using a large make-up brush, apply powder all over your face for a perfectly matte complexion.

Step 10: The eyes

Dip an eye shadow brush in a nude shade of eye shadow and tap off the excess. Sweep it across the whole eye area up to the eyebrow.

Step 11: Eyeliner

Liquid eyeliner is a key feature of 60s make-up. Carefully run the brush along the upper lash line. Make the line slightly thicker at the outer corners so that it flicks up a little at the ends in true '60s style.

Step 12: False eyelashes

If you are using pre-glued false eyelashes, use tweezers to place them as close to your natural upper lash line as possible and press down with your fingers.
If you are using lash glue, squeeze a little out of the tube and drag the lash band across the end of the tube through the glue. Then use tweezers to stick the lashes as close to your lash line as possible and press down into place.

Step 13: Disguise the join

Use liquid eyeliner to hide the lash band. Apply some over the join so it is well disguised.

Step 14: Mascara

Carefully apply a coat of mascara to your own eyelashes and the false lashes for a final touch.

Step 15: Pale lips

Pale lips were all the rage in the 60s so use concealer on the lips to obscure their colour. Blend with your finger. Then use a lip brush to apply a nude pink lipstick.

Step 16: Remove rollers

You can now finish styling your hair. First, remove all the rollers from your hair.

Step 17: Backcomb

Lift up one of the curled sections of hair. Make sure you use a bristle brush when backcombing. Brush the underside of the section you are holding up using a downward motion. The hair will gain volume but remain smooth on top. Repeat this action with each section of curled hair apart from the fringe.
Thicker hair will not need much backcombing but finer hair with less natural volume will need to be backcombed more.