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1960S FASHION AND MORE

1965 FASHION

For the mature woman, there was a trend to short hair that was more layered and less solid, but not flat to the head. The feeling was very soft and movable, the ends swirling forward or in reverse instead of tight curls.

Evenings saw a switch to a more elaborate look. Fantasy was "in" after dark. Coils were draped in intricate designs or masses of large curls high on the head. The small head, with the hair placed on the back of the crown, was still evident.

With the improvement in quality of the less expensive dynel pieces, hairpieces increased in popularity. Whatever a woman's budget, she could afford one. The luxurious and more durable real hairpieces were most desired by those who could afford them. Long hairpieces which fell to the shoulder were the most popular for both day and evening. Even those with very long hair liked additional pieces. No longer did a woman place a cluster of curls on top of her head. Rather, her own hair was blended in with the hairpiece for a totally realistic feeling.

The use of hair coloring continued to grow. "Glazing" for highlights was particularly popular.

Accessories. Hair accessories for evening wear, especially feathers, were newsworthy. Quite exquisite designs of long, luscious boa feathers cascading down the back of the head in tiers of three, feathers twisted into loops resembling curls, and even feather "porn poms" added fantasy and imagination. Daytime, the headband produced in a variety of fabrics, from suede to Jersey, were worn for decorative as well as practical reasons.

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