Why Mad Men Hair Will Always Live on
We can’t believe we’ve said our final goodbyes to the boys at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, but what we’re really sore about is the adieu we’ve bid to the women of Mad Men and their impeccable sense of style. Thankfully, it seems like the brand-new ABC show The Astronaut Wives Club, a set-in-the-’60 series about the wives of American space legends, will soon fill that void, proving that retro hair will never go out of style. That’s why it’s always good to have a retro hair hack on hand, like this glamorous faux bob we’re DIY-ing today.
Whether you want to pull a next-level move on a first date or need an ultra elegant hairdo to suit your fanciest summer soirees, learn how to take your hair to Betty Draper levels of bombshell below.
Step 1: CURL AND SET
Using a large-barrel curling iron, curl 2-3-inch sections of your hair on the back and sides of your head backwards (leave your bangs and front side sections alone for now!). Once you release each curl from the iron, curl it back up with your hands and pin it into place around your head using duckbill clips. Allow the hair to cool so that it really holds the shape of the curl. Fun fact: this is actually a retro way of curling hair reminiscent of the 1950s!
Step 2: TEASE HAIR
Tease your hair at the crown and the sides of your head to shape it into that voluminous Old Hollywood look, still leaving your bangs and front sides to chill for now. Tease your hair in the direction you want it to lay, and then set with a texturizing hairspray like Bumble and bumble’s Thickening Dryspun Finish ($30).
Step 3: PIN INTO A BOB
After your curls are set and your hair is teased, curl them up with your fingers toward the nape of your neck and cross pin them in place to create a faux bob. Once all of your hair is pinned back, use a curling iron to curl your bangs and front sides of your head. Pin these sections into place over your other hair to get a more polished look. Spray with hairspray to set.
Step 4: TEASE TOGETHER
Tease the ends of your hair together to blend the hair. If any sections are too long (or hanging loose), now’s the time to tuck them in and use a bobby pin to hold them in place. Remember, you’re not going for tight curls here — think more about the overall shape.
Add a final spritz of hairspray as a finishing touch and throw on your finest jewels.
Hair and Styling Maritza Buelvas
What retro hairstyles would you wear today? Tell us in the comments below.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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