I am currently re-watching Mad Men for the 5th time and I have to say, this show gets better and better with each rewatch. Once you know how each character’s story arc is going to pan out, you are left to take in their characters themselves. While sassy secretary Joan was my favourite the first time round, this rewatch has resulted in a deeper appreciation for the aesthetics of the happy homemaker herself-Betty Draper. Betty, played by January Jones, is perhaps the most versatile of all the Mad Men ladies when it comes to her hair styling and apart from that one awful episode where she dyes her hair black, there is hardly a look she is unable to carry. Who doesn’t want to look polished and collected at every tumultuous turn? After trawling through my pinterest boards I have managed to compile a how-to for some of my favourite Betty Draper Francis hair moments. So, grab your rollers, setting spray and make yourself an old fashioned as I walk you through my top 5 favourite Betty Draper looks with setting instructions!
- The Classic Set
To me, this style is quintessential Betty Draper. A classic roller set with lots of body and defined curls, perfect for an everyday look with a sweater set and a drindl/circle skirt.
2. The Bubble Flip
This has to be one of the most iconic early 60s hairstyles. Adding volume to the roots helps create height in rounder faces while the flip at the bottom adds a playful and youthful vibe.
3. Page Boy with a Headband.
The page boy with the headband is such an effortlessly chic look. Tease the hair of the crown before adding a headband to match your outfit. This is what will make the look flattering for all faceshapes.
4. Side Swept Bouffant
These were immensely popular in the latter half of the 1960s. I am particularly enjoying the asymetrical vibe this set has while keeping with the 60s formula of epic volume. Notice how it combines a subtle flip (from the bubble flip) on one side with the elegance of the smooth pageboy on the dominant side. I would totally rock this to a board meeting.
Perhaps one of the most googled hairstyles from the show, and its easy to see why! This chignon is the epitome of 1960s glamour and is still in circulation today. Whether you decide to leave out a side fringe like Betty or pull all the hair from the crown back, there is a way to adapt this look to every taste and face shape.