Throwback: 3 Fresh Takes On ‘60s Hairstyles

While the Bay Area is currently known for all things modern, thanks to a hotbed of tech activity, it's worth looking back at the era that was a definite force in the smoke-filled streets of Haight-Ashbury, way before our time. The sweet ‘60s — ah yes, when living in S.F. was cheap, loving was easy, and hippie-chic style was a state of mind.
As an ode to our retro roots, we asked Festoon Salon tress temptress Kristy White to show us how to pull off three groovy, '60s-inspired hairstyles that are anything but dated. From a modern bouffant to an over-the-top braided coiff, get ready to pump The Mamas & the Papas and channel your inner love child while attempting these babies at home. And please, in true retro style, it's essential that you leave your inhibitions at the door.
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The Products: Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray, Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray, Oribe Dry Texturing Spray, and Oribe Superfine Hairspray. Oribe products available for purchase online or at Festoon Salon, 9 Claude Lane (at Bush Street), San Francisco; 415-421-3223 and 1401 Martin Luther King Jr. Way (between Rose and Vine Streets) Berkeley; 510-524-2953.

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Look 1: Barely There Bouffant

Prep tip: Before blow-drying hair, spray Oribe Maximista onto the roots for added volume.
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Step 1: Curl hair with a large-barrel curling iron to achieve a slight wave.
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Step 2: Tease hair at the root from front hairline to crown, then smooth surface with a brush.
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Step 3: Starting at the crown, gently pull the hair back and twist.
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Step 4: Pin tightly into place, pushing forward for volume in the bouffant.
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Final back: Super sleek and sassy!

Product tip: Spray Oribe Superfine Hairspray to all styles when complete to hold finished look.
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And voilà! A soft take on an old classic.
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Look 2: Playful Hippie Braids
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Step 1: Part hair diagonally at the front.

Expert tip: Tease the hair at the root in the crown area for volume.
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Step 2: French braid hair around the face, down the side, and slightly past the ear.
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Step 3: Secure with a small and clear elastic.
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Step 4: Repeat on the other side.
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Step 5: Be sure to keep it nice and loose.
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Step 6: For a messier braid, pull the braid to loosen it.
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Sweet (wild) child of mine!
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Look 3: French Twist & Tease
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Step 1: Section the top of the hair from the temples to the crown and clip out of the way.
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Step 2: Tease the remaining hair around the face for volume and texture.

Product tip: Use Oribe Dry Texturing Spray on roots to get ultimate volume when teasing.
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Step 3: Spray hair with Oribe Impermeable Spray or any other hair spray.
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Step 4: Brush the rest of the hair into a ponytail, making sure sides are smooth.
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Step 5: Pull the ponytail to the side, as you get ready to twist the hair.
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Step 6: Twist into French twist.
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Step 7: Secure with bobby pins.
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Step 8: Curl extra hair on top and secure with bobby pins.
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Step 9: Remove the clip from the top section and tease at the roots.
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Step 10: Smooth with a brush.
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Step 11: Pull the crown hair back and loosely finger curl, pinning to the top of the French twist.
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We’re mad for this perfectly disheveled 'do!

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