The hit television series Mad Men, which returns to screens on AMC on Sunday April 7 for the final season’s final episodes, has spawned a huge interest in hairstyles from the era. Its popularity is not just about the well-written, gripping storylines. The attention to retro detail and the classic style of Don Draper and his crew is at least an equal attraction. Well-tailored grey suits, pocket squares, and skinny ties makes the men on the show look cool, sophisticated and utterly manly. They even look modern, in their own way, which says something about a show set in the swinging sixties.
The 1960s were all about slicked-backed styling for guys, and Donald Draper — the ad man at the center of the series — sports a clean-cut hairstyle is a statement in itself – alpha, success and professionalism. Don Draper and the other men at the advertising agency in the series sport haircuts that demand they be taken seriously. Your grandpa probably did his hair the same way: tight on the sides with a sharp part on the left side of the head. And of course, the hair needs that healthy looking shine.
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