The 1950s hairstyles are considered to be innovative and flamboyant in terms of style.
It was an era when various hairstyles from basic to beautiful were in fashion since people had enough time and money to think and spend lavishly on their hairstyles.
In fact some of these even continue to inspire today’s hair trends.
Basically it was an era when hairstyles were a big deal. And many of you out there might be surprised to know that by 1955 nearly 30,000 salons had opened up in Britain.
In fact the hair products such as the hair rollers, hairspray and hair dryers became more popular and available to the general public and thereby making it rather easy for ladies to create their own hairstyles at home.
The 1950s hairstyles emphasized more on the traditional gender roles. In general the women’s hairs were long, curled and men’s hairstyles were short and they normally ventured military like cuts.
For women, the curly hair was more in fashion during the 1950s. The women’s hairstyle during this time was all about soft and curly and no one wanted straight hair; it was just not the style then.
In the early part of the fifties, young women often tied their hair back in a ponytail hairstyles and circled it with a pretty chiffon scarf
The ponytail hairstyles was the most popular hairstyle but more for the casual activities and rarely for evening.
Generally for women with straight hair, one of the easy ways to curl was by using multiple hair curlers or rollers in the hair, and then to let them set over the course of hours.
Some women also preferred going to the hairdresser to get it done.
But the womens hairstyles changed dramatically during the late 1950s, from basic pin up curls and ponytail hairstyles to crazy big backcombed bouffant, beehives, and the French pleat.
Women’s hairstyles where to a great extend inspired by Hollywood divas celebrity hairstyles like Elizabeth Taylor and even the young Queen Elizabeth II. The hairstyle of other stars such as Leslie Caron, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot and Doris Day were also highly popular during that time.
In 1950s, majority of the popular hairstyles for guys all over ventured the short, efficient military haircut. But sideburns were also very popular among men of 1950s mens hairstyles.
The young men of 1950s had a bit more latitude, but not too much; some copied celebrity hairstyles like James Dean and Elvis in growing a pompadour or pompadour style of haircut. They were the most popular hairstyles for guys back then.
It was during this time that the electrical shavers became very popular among the men.
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