The Orbit – 1969

Posted by on Mar 28, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

The Orbit - 1969

Photos: © Bob Fisher, ARB

Do you know your hair history? In the late ’60s, this look was very popular, similar done by many. There is a version or two making a comeback in 2015, so time to have another look at this 1969 version by Charles Booth, La Coupe Montreal.. It was called The Orbit and it was launched to celebrate the 1969 US landing on the moon.

Face on, it was just a cap of hair, with a heavy round smooth fringe rising up to a soft point in the middle of the forehead. It was cut right from the crown and the hair orbited all around. The back was short and the cap graduated to “V” on both sides.

The model was Keitha McLean, a client, at the time the influential fashion/beauty editor of The Montreal Star, who went on to WWD in its heyday, then later returned to Canada as the first editor-in-chief of Flare Magazine. For more details and a longer version, click here:
Hair: Charles Booth, La Coupe, Montreal, 1969 … Photo: Bob Fisher, ARB