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The 1956 the movie, And God Created Women! established Brigitte Bardot’s big, bouffant hair as the sexiest style around (being worn by a French Goddess didn’t hurt either). Nowadays, with TV shows like Mad Men reminiscing about the timeless elegance, beauty and grace of that time, the bouffant still has the power to make you an icon. Though it looks like a helluva lot to do, it’s probably easier than what you think, requiring just a backcombed center-part to build vivacious volume at the crown, with soft, romantic tousle perfectly fine for the rest of the style. For our tips on shaping your own bouffant, click style notes. Click for StyleNotes →


Titled The Spiffy Fifties, commissioned by Spend It Magazine, and featured on, this collection goes down as one of our favorites of the year. Aside from the beautiful composition of photographer Andrew Yee and the quirky poses of model Samantha Gradoville, we are enthralled and in awe of the extraordinary hairstyles. In each picture, the blonde bombshell wears an iconic fifties hairstyle –– beehive, bouffant, pompadour, rolled bangs, soft, bouncy curls –– only re-imagined in the contemporary fashion. Somehow, however, the vintage Hollywood glamor of that Golden Age still bursts out of every image. We love it and we think you will too. To get inspired by the full spread, click style notes.

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The 1950s brought a wave of femininity and luxury as American women settled back into the home after years of labor during World War II. Fifties clothing can feel stuffy and overwrought, but the hairstyles from this decade are actually softer and looser than those of the thirties and forties. At the time, perms, color, and styling products were used to replicate the looks of parisian socialites and hollywood film stars –– the beginnings of modern hairdressing and celebrity obsession. Volume and wave define these bouncy, pretty looks, which offer a softened version of vintage. Get tips on achieving these classic shapes by clicking through the style notes. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →