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The fifties saw the birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the baby boom was at its height.
The 1950s were characterized by a recovery from wartime rationing and the beginning of enjoying fashion once again.
This fifties era is back in fashion with celebrities such as Amy Winehouse sporting a beehive, hair salons across the country are experiencing a surge of interest in women wanting similar hairstyles.
Rock & Roll Daily called it “most influential rock & roll hairdo”, the Independent called it a “beehive with attitude”, and one young woman thought it looked as if she had an octopus on her head! (Yahoo answers).
Whatever people think, it certainly is getting her attention, even if it is just the massive size of it.
What do you think?
All the backcombing – she ought to have a medal for bravery!
Remember stilettoes? They were the shoes to wear for the 1950s. As were film stars Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Jane Mansfield and Elizabeth Taylor.
Considering celebrities like Audrey Hepburn, Bridget Bardot, Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor are all associated with 1950 hairstyles, it should come as no surprise that people of all ages are still wearing some of these glamorous looks today.
As the decade progressed, the volume in hairstyles was turned up, resulting in favorites like the infamous beehive. The array of 1950 s hairstyles also grew due to a helpful little invention is known as the hairdryer, followed closely by curling tongs.
Key styles for the 50′s were the ponytail, beehives (epitomized by Dusty Springfield) and the introduction of the perm (or permanent wave).
Women got through plenty of hairspray or hair lacquer and endured the agonies of backcombing their hair, all for the sake of beauty!
There was even a style called the poodle cut – whatever next?!
The Poodle Frenzy
No one is more representative of 1950s hair than Lucille Ball. This was an era where television was certainly not taken for granted and it was typical for friends and family to gather to watch great programs. It is safe to say that I Love Lucy played a key role in the 1950 hairstyles many women wore.
Just as poodle skirts and other related paraphernalia became popular, so did the poodle haircut. This was a welcome style for the millions of women with naturally curly hair because it allowed them to simply highlight what they had with minimal work.
Unlike the big hair of the 80s that many women (and men) would like to forget they were part of, 1950 s hair was full of volume but in a sophisticated way. Curls were larger and updos were taller as the decade moved on, making looks like the pompadour, beehive and overly large chignons to be incredibly popular.
Although the hairdryer was invented, it wasn’t the handheld variety you have in your bathroom. If you have ever had highlights put in your hair or gotten a perm, you are probably familiar with the hairdryers at salons that surround your entire head with heat (and noise), offering an intense drying action. To create many of the 1950s hair everyone loves, women would set their hair in pin curls and then sit under the dryer. To do this, you need bobby pins and setting lotion.
Basically, all you do is take strands of hair that are about an inch thick and roll them like a pinwheel, beginning at the ends, traveling up to your scalp. This curl was pinned in place with a bobby pin and left to dry. This is easy to do before you go to bed at night as well, then you sleep with a scarf on and in the morning you take the bobby pins out to be granted loads of curls.
Backcombing also played its part in these looks. To add volume either at your roots or all over your head (if you are creating a beehive or something similar), simply hold a section of hair up and comb it back toward the roots using a fine-tooth comb. This will help achieve nearly any 1950 hairstyle whether it’s an updo or not. If you need to smooth pieces out, a boar bristle brush is a helpful tool.
If you are trying to create 1950 hair for a wedding, prom or special event, remember that most are easiest achieved by curling your hair first, this will help you get the greatest amount of volume.