From the wardrobes to the hairstyles, AMC’s popular series Mad Men has ignited a 1960s resurgence. If it hasn’t already happened, you’re bound to have a client request that you recreate the shoulder-length elegance of the Betty Draper’s signature style. Here’s a step-by-step guide to achieving January Jones’ signature “Betty” style.
Start by creating a side-part, sectioning off parallel wefts of hair into smaller sections. I love using L’oreal Tecni.Art Texture Spray and curl each piece, under, towards the face using a ¾-inch curling iron. Clip each curl in place before moving onto the next section.
Once the whole head is set, let the hair cool off before brushing it out. Then, brush hair straight down with a Mason Pearson hairbrush until smooth. Using your favourite grooming cream, or if you don’t have one, I particularly like Bumble and Bumble using only your fingertips, push the desired waves into place.
“I personally love the classic smooth brushed-out look,” Owen says. “But, you can also modernize this style by using just your fingers to style hair instead of a brush to get more of a textured, piecey look.”