Alyssa Morin
Updated Sep 19, 2016 @ 2:01 pm
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Even though New York Fashion Week introduced us to new and amazing hairstyles as we gear up for fall, there’s something charming about a retro-inspired hair look. Lucy Hale gave us major inspiration when she rocked a ’60s ‘do that made us want to wear all the miniskirts and look like Brigitte Bardot.

As the saying goes, the higher the hair, the closer to heaven.

The great thing about showing off a retro hairstyle is that it instantly appears as though you’ve made an attempt at looking like a decent human being, when in reality, you didn’t have to try all that much. All you really need is hairspray (lots of it) and a little bit of Julie Newmar fierceness.

Because we aren’t lucky enough to have personal hairstylists, we’re going to show you the lazy girl way of creating a retro hair look that will have you feeling like the Pretty Little Liars star.

What you’ll need

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Step 1: Brush out all of your tangles

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This is key because not only will this create volume for your hair (YAAAAS PLEASE), but no one likes pulling their hair out. P.S. I decided to keep my hair in its natural state because that’s when I have the most volume. You can add your own style by curling or straightening the bottom half of your hair.

Step 2: Section off your hair

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To create a nice hair bump, section off the top part of your hair. Grab hair around your temples and hold it in place as if you’re going to wrap a ponytail holder around it.

Step 3: Tease the crap out of your hair

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Now this is where it gets tricky. Once you’ve sectioned off your hair, pull it forward as if you’re the girl from The Ring. Grab your comb, hairspray and start teasing a smaller section. Start from the back and then keep pulling little sections until you get to the last piece of hair. Make sure to add hairspray each time you tease it. This will help keep your bump in place.

Step 4: Add a barrette for some flair

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This is entirely optional, but I added a barrette once I teased the top part of my hair to keep my hair in place. Once you’ve teased it to your desire, flip your hair over and brush out any fly aways before adding the barrette. (Also, please excuse my nails!)

Step 5: Add a headband

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This is where you can have a lot of fun. I decided to go with a double band instead of a thicker one. Rock your bump however you like! This is a fun hair look, so add your own style and personality to it.

Step 6: You can never have too much hairspray

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Even though you’re probably starting to smell like chemicals, finish your look with more hairspray — that way, your hair stays in place throughout the day. We didn’t work this “hard” for nothing!

Step 7: All finished

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Now, go show off your new, fabulous hair with the rest of the world. Hey, and it only took like 10 minutes. #Winning.