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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Jackie Kennedy's Hair

Today is the last post for my Jackie Kennedy series that has been going on this month in honor of her birthday.  I thought it would be fun to end the series with an attempt at recreating her iconic hairstyle seen below.

Jackie Kennedy's hairstyles

She sported a couple variations on this style but they were all basically the same.  So, lets take a look at how I tried to achieve this look.  My first attempt I tried rolling with large hot rollers on second day hair.  The first day had been rolled on hot rollers as well but with smaller ones which left me with a slightly tighter curl.   Here's how it turned out.

Attempt at achieving Jackie Kennedy's hair

The second time I tried out this hairstyle, I started with freshly washed hair that had been blow dried and then set on large hot rollers.

Attempt at achieving Jackie Kennedy's hair

For my setting pattern, I rolled the first roller on top towards my face and the rest were rolled back and / or down.  This is the same setting pattern that I used on the first trial run.  Here's what I had when I took the rollers out and brushed my hair on top towards the back.  This gave me more volume on top.

Attempt at achieving Jackie Kennedy's hair

Since I tried this on freshly washed hair, using large rollers, my curl wasn't tight enough to last all day, so by the end of the day they were drooping somewhat, but I think that its still reminiscent of her style.  What do you think?

Attempt at achieving Jackie Kennedy's hair

I have had so much fun doing this series and learning more about Jackie.  I hope you all have enjoyed it as much as I did.  If you missed any of the posts, be sure to click on the button in the sidebar.


  1. Another fab hairstyle. I think you nailed the Jackie look.

  2. You did a great job recreating her look! Very pretty

  3. You look great!! I've loved reading this series! Thank you for the awesome posts!
    ~xoxo, CoriLynn

  4. Thanks ladies! Im glad you've enjoyed the series, its been a lot of fun.

  5. Very reminiscent! Had I seen these snaps without mention of Jackie, I would have thought of her own locks instantly. Much like Mrs. Kennedy, you channel such a timeless classic sophistication and beauty (not only here, but always, I mean), dear Denise.

    ♥ Jessica

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