Are you sticking with Mad Men even though it’s been gone for 17 months? Chances are your answer is “Yes” if you’re reading this. There’s so many reasons to watch Mad Men, but one that’s not so obvious is their hairstyles! On the surface, you might wonder why we watch the hairstyles. While they’re retro ’60s, the glamour looks can be updated for today. So before the curtain rises, anticipate what’s sure to be a great-looking season for the Women of Mad Men.
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The woman with January Jones IS January Jones… but you knew that didn’t you?
In a previous post we asked, “Who’s that girl with January Jones?” We were talking ’bout the drop-dead redhead above. Fans of January recognized her immediately as Betty Draper from Mad Men. While the model-turned-actress is well known for taking risks with her looks, she usually ends up resembling Grace Kelly, according to celeb stylist Mark Townsend. He thought it was time for January to break out of that mold. The creator of MARKTBeauty decided to replace Mrs. Draper of the ’60s with a hot-blooded Parisienne from the ’20s. As you can see, the results were dramatic… a far cry from the hairstyles of Don Draper’s long-suffering wife.
If you love January’s smart blonde hairstyles, don’t worry. The look was very temporary thanks to a natural-looking wig Mark used for the do-over. He and makeup artist Rachel Goodwin wanted to show how hair and makeup “can be used to really transform a person’s look.” At stylist.com, Townsend reveals how real women can copy the coif. Simply ask your stylist to design a bold bob with touches like short to long angles, and then ask the haircutter to use thinning shears on the ends. Dare-devils will want to finish with a bang, dark brows, color or something that brings even more attention to the eye-catching do!
We will get back to the ravishing redhead later. For now let’s look at January Jones, one of the many Beautiful People on Mad Men. Last season her character Betty separated from husband Don Draper. Turns out the ladies’ man ignored his wife one too many times. In real life, January Jones doesn’t get ignored. She’s famous for taking risks with her hairstyles and fashion. Recently InStyle.com featured her piecey blond bob as one of the looks they love! If you didn’t know better, the cut would seem random: a mix of layers and angles and a cut that goes from short to long on one side, long and lightly layered on the other. Adding to the beautiful mess are the loose curls/kicky ends combo and a crooked part. Now for the mystery redhead…. keep your eyes peeled for the answer to “Who’s that girl?” January Jones photo by Christopher Polk/WireImage.