Mad Men may be winding down, but mod-inspired hair styles that give a nod to the Mad Men era are on trend for summer and fall looks. Shake up your hair with some of these mod styles.
Mod Trend: Center Part
Part hippie chic, part mod maven, a center part hair style made waves at New York Fashion Week 2014. Models from Stella McCartney, Valentino, Balenciaga, and Balmain all wore center parts. This style is easy (just part your hair in the center and style as you otherwise would) and works no matter your hair length. If you have curly hair, consider hair straightening to make this look more mod.
Mod Trend: Soft Beehive
From Jackie O. to Brit style icon Joanna Lumley, the beehive was a staple of 60’s fashion. An updated beehive uses a softer touch and light hold hairspray to modernize the look. To DIY beehive, start by curling your mane with a big-barreled curling iron. Then, part your hair down the center, take the lush locks and pin half of them up. Pull the hair along the sides of your head toward the back and pin these pieces into the updo. Leave a little of the hair that frames your face down to soften the look. If you are updo-shy, a hair salon can trial this look on you.
Mod Trend: Tousled, Tall Pony
Edit your daily pony with this throwback mod look that adds height and texture to this look. To get this look, backcomb your hair at the crown of your head to add height. Then, bend over and put your mane into a loose pony. As you stand back up, your locks will fall artfully into a tousled pony with height at the crown. Add hair spray to hold your look.
Mod Trend: Graduated Bob
A graduated bob is shorter in the back and longer in the front, flattering your features as it slopes down. Schedule a haircut to get this mod look, and ask for slight layering to modernize the style.
These trends hark back to the mod look, yet work so well today because they update the original. What throwback 1960’s styles are you interested in trying out?