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The sixties style: the perfect balance between glamorous and preppy

Curled and impeccably-presented, all while remaining flexible: this is the challenge gracefully taken up by this typically sixties style. It's without doubt the reason why it has become an iconic look from the 1960s, and why it remains so popular today.

A stunning style with great curves!

The voluminous style made so famous during the sixties is a curly voluminous half-ponytail, with one section left free at the front for versatility. This hairstyle has the advantage of being both sophisticated and fiercely feminine. Somewhat preppy, somewhat glamorous - according to the accompanying outfit and makeup - this style is a secret beauty weapon for long haired ladies.

Volume: discreet but powerful

Even though the bouffant at the back of the head is subtle, as opposed to one seen in 60s movies and onstage, (think "Hairspray") it's there nevertheless. This is why Delphine Courteille, hairstylist for L'Oréal Professionnel, recommends against wearing this style on long faces, as it has a lengthening effect on the silhouette, jaw-line and cheeks.

A style requiring skills

Chignons aren't the only ones with curves. To create the right amount of bouffant for this look, you'll need a skilled hair professional to firstly get the hair in place, then smooth it into a beautiful bouffant, without forgetting to sweep over exactly the right amount of hair by the side part, to bring the final touch of retro charm.

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