60’s Fashion Highlight | Sally’s Hairstyles

It’s been a long time since I last did a fashion post. They’re so much fun, for me, but I wonder just how interested my readers are with these blasts from the past. So readers, here is your chance to let me know what you think about my vintage fashion reviews.

Meanwhile, today I want to show you a couple of late 60’s hairstyles and a makeup example.

Sally Ann Howes played an agent in an episode of Mission: Impossible in 1969 (Se. 4, ep. 5, “Fool’s Gold”). I’ve known her best for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang which she did just before this. I have always loved her voice and acting style and I wish they could have hired her permanently for the show. However, this was the season right after Martin Landau and Barbara Bain left where there were many female guest stars but no one steady until season 5 when they cast Leslie Ann Warren.

In this picture, Sally’s hair is full and curly, or big, as the term goes. They have pulled half of it up with hidden pins so that the curls fan out around and down the back. I definitely want to try this on myself one of these days.

By the way, don’t you just love her pearl earrings?!

Her makeup is typical of the period — neutrals with thick eyeliner and false eyelashes. The color of her lipstick is more noticeable, however. Not quite rose but not enough orange for coral. I personally might not choose so pink a color but I think it’s a good choice for her.

With the same fullness as before, Sally’s hair is now pulled back into a brown hair clip, just like the kinds worn today. As average as this hairstyle may be, the lift and the curls make it above average. This one should be super easy to recreate.

I often talk about trying new styles of hair or makeup, and sometimes I do and just don’t share it here. But other times I don’t because I don’t want to take the time to fool around with things like that during the week. And yet I can’t seem to find time to do it on the weekend. Plus, I only wash my hair twice a week, so I’m a little loathe to fill it with a lot of product like hairspray, mousses and gels at other times. I also brush my hair as little as possible to keep down frizz. So you can imagine what might happen if I decided to tease it.

Nonetheless, one of these days I will. By the way, I shared a few pictures of a retro style I did on my sister some time back on Instagram. Go to my page and check it out!

Coming up, I have painted paper eggs and a new mixed media piece to share! We’ll see which one makes it on my Friday craft post. Hope to see you then!

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