The 1950s are remembered often with a sense of nostalgia and fondness. The clothes were cute and so were the hairstyles. Replicating a 1950s hairstyle is nostalgic and fun. The good news is that recreating '50s hairstyles is somewhat simpler now than it was in the 1950s.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Elastic bands
- Hair pins
- Self-gripping rollers
Try the short, curly hairstyle popular in the early '50s if you have hair that is chin-length or shorter. Divide hair into small sections. Spritz a section with water. The smaller each section is, the shorter your hair will be taken up.
Twist the hair down the entire length. Coil hair beginning at the base until you've coiled the entire length. Secure with a hair pin.
Continue until you've twisted, coiled, and pinned each smaller hair section. Sleep on your "pin curls" and take them out the next morning.
Finger comb each curl or use a hair pick to lightly comb. Avoid using a hairbrush, which will create frizzy hair.
Short and Curly
Gather hair into a ponytail and fasten with an elastic band. Tie a scarf around the ponytail. The ponytail was a popular and simple hairstyle during the '50s, and it's one of the easiest hairstyles to master.
Secure hair in a low bun and tie a scarf around it.
Opt for a classic chin-length bob, a hairstyle that was a staple for many women during the '50s. Set damp hair on medium-sized self-gripping rollers. Remove rollers after drying hair thoroughly and lightly pick hair and put in place. Rollers provide added body and height and help duplicate a '50s bob. Simply wash your hair and blow it dry to go back to your contemporary sleek bob.
Some Classic Styles
Tips and warnings
- Avoid getting layered haircuts if you want to duplicate 1950s hairstyles. Clean lines and classic one-length cuts are your best option.