Dipping into the nostalgic chest of 1960s sophistication, Anna Sui’s autumn / fall 2012 collection also brought along a casually cool, swingy effect to its show.
Complementing the clothes and accessories seen on the runway, the ’60s mod vibe was also picked up by the show’s hair team, pairing each model with a low ponytail that interpreted the ’60s with an obvious addition of modernity.
After the break we’ll take you through the the 60s inspired hairstyle, with a complete how-to so you can make the look your own. If you’d like to keep up to date with all of this season’s and 2013′s hairstyles, be sure to subscribe to Fashionising.com’s newsletter or like us on Facebook.
As we all witness the Swinging Sixties take up a comfortably permanent spot in the fashion closet, the decade’s resonance continues to echo in the hair and beauty department.
Ponytails have gotten a makeover. They are being altered for an occasion or event, so to fit the ongoing trend while still bringing something new to the table. They are opening avenues to be casual, modern, feminine and boyish, all at once. We’re seeing high ponytails with sportiness, a side ponytail with a mermaid braid or a low ponytail at the nape of neck, as seen at Anna Sui.
This 1960s ponytail is of the kind that can be instantly marked as a 2013 hairstyle you can wear right now – irrespective of the hemisphere or season you’re in. It has a timeless elegance, and yet it’s ultimately relaxed. Pair it with brightly coloured liquid eyeliner for an even punchier mod look, as seen on the runway.
The three-dimensional, heavily backcombed section at the crown effectively works in highlighting the traditional low ponytail and bringing a modern edge to the look.
This style of ponytail can be worn on a date night with your lover or for a summer picnic in the park. And that’s where the magic lies – this ‘60s-style ponytail is not constricted to a time zone, event or hemisphere.
1960s ponytail: the how to
More 1960s inspired hairstyles
Taken by a the vibe but want to try more hairstyle than just a 1960s ponytail? Then take a look at these other 60s inspires styles: