DIY Hair: ’60s-Inspired Braids

March 6, 2014

diy hair: braided '60s hair - drifter and the gypsy blog

Hello all! Aya from Strawberry Koi here with another hair tutorial. This one is inspired by playful ’60s hairstyles with a subtle bouffant. If you want even more of a ’60s looks, comb it out to smooth it over even more, and bump up that bouffant with even more hairspray and teasing!

diy hair: braided '60s hair - drifter and the gypsy blog

1. I curled my hair for this one yet again, adding a modern vibe and keeping it soft. Relaxed waves is a great way to play up a natural sexy look (long hair works for this style too, ladies!)

2. Tease the bang/front section of hair on the underside. This will build some texture and volume for the braid to be nice and thick. (If you have very full hair, you don’t have to worry about this)

3. Flip the hair over onto the opposite side of where you want the braid to lay. I did this so that the braid started at the roots instead of an inch or two away – which is what my hair wanted to do naturally. Tie with a small invisible elastic. Want to spice it up even more? Make a “Fishtail” braid instead of a classic braid.

4. After braiding, flip it back over to the direction you want it to lay.

5. Gently pull and tug the layers of the braid apart, to widen it.

6. Pin the braid behind your ear, beneath the top layer of your hair to hide the ends. I pinned mine above my forehead because I have a low hairline and try not to accentuate it, but you might want to try experimenting with the position of the braid over the forehead or even back further to use like a headband against the bouffant!

7. Add more smaller braids on the opposite side. This is optional, but sometimes it helps balance the look.

8. Tease the back of the hair on the crown, on the underside. For a BIG vintage bouffant, tease the section of hair in three layers, spray each layer with hairspray and allow to dry. Smooth over the top layer with a fine-tooth comb or soft brush.

9. Done!

diy hair: braided '60s hair - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy hair: braided '60s hair - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy hair: braided '60s hair - drifter and the gypsy blog

Aya (DIY Hair Contributor)

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