How To: Get Mad Men Hair Style

Friday, July 17, 2009 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

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I’m so excited that season three of Mad Men is starting up. Whether you like the plot line, or not, the fashionable looks on the show are to die for! August 16th the show will be starting off strong on AMC, and there will be some great upcoming trends. There are some things in the fashion and beauty world that will never leave us, and continue to make us feel empowered and dignified, and that’s the best kind of fashion, hence why it’s still persisting. With hip hugging and waist accentuating clothing, the ‘50s took the shape of women and turned it into a sexy, sleek look.

But, what seems to be more consistent through both seasons 1 and 2 is the ‘50s Mad Men hair-do. Whether up, curly and down, or bouffant style, the ladies of the show have never had a bad hair day. Gloria Ponce, the hair stylist for the show, has done her research when it comes to ‘50s and ‘60s hair-dos. She’s never missed the mark once! Today’s modern women can take note of her hair masterpieces, and continue the trend at home. With 3 key items, the ‘50s hair-do can be yours in less than 30 minutes.

To get Betty’s down do, and Joan’s office ready up-do, you want to invest in miracle working hot rollers. The Infiniti by Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Flocked Rollers are a hit! According to reviews and friends who curl their hair as a second nature, this set is the Rolls Royce of heating hair curler sets. The Tourmaline ceramic curlers help smooth the cuticle layer, giving your hair an extra shiny performance. These curlers work their magic by evenly distributing the heat, with a quick and easy 2 minute heat up! For different hair types, and pure convenience reasons, there is a 12-temperature setting on these curlers. I couldn’t ask for an easier to use result-oriented curler! Click and buy ladies. Click it in your hair and you will look fabulous! It’s worth it!

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After the heat has worn off, and the curlers are taken out, it’s time to insure maximum curl time. Now, that’s where shine sprays come in. My ultimate hair shine spray is by Alterna. This Alterna Caviar Working Hair Spray is ultra dry, but flexible enough to hold the hair. The spray actually helps enhance the strength and elasticity of the hair, while simultaneously stimulating protein and instant vibrancy. Now that’s a product worth spraying all over the people you love. They won’t take offense; it’s for a good cause, as hair usually is. Personally, I love the fact that the Alterna Caviar shine spray doesn’t feel heavy on the scalp, and refrains from leaving gross residue all over the scalp. No lice look-a likes for me!

After a nice curl job, and shiny hairspray to keep them intact, the next step would be the actual needle to the hammer. So, next up are the simplest, purest form of an up-do: Bobbi pins. I always have 6-8 packs of Bobbi pins handy, not because I need that many, but because you never know how many friends need them, and how many you loose along the way. So, be prepared for the scenarios, and buy yourself 60 Vidal Sassoon Bobbi Pins for $1.29! They are like the little friend everyone underestimates. Without Bobbi pins Mad Men wouldn’t accomplish such sophisticated, perfect dos. Bobbi pins piece things together, and hide the pieces we wish not to divulge, because to an outsider it must look perfectly smooth and in order! That’s what ‘50s hair, and elegance is, and was all about! Faking the funk, and pulling it off with attitude!
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Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.