The 1950s was a period of experiment with new hairstyles, especially for the wealthy, who loved to emulate the stars and celebrities of their day. From big large sultry shoulder-length curls, to short and sweet pixie haircuts, the 50s were truly classical and romantic at the same time.
This is probably the reason why so many people today are still emulating the 50s hairstyles especially when they intend to make a fashion statement, or just because the 50s fashion is a theme that has truly inspired them.
One of the 1950s celebrity icon was Elizabeth Taylor, with her signature large locks which she wore looser and longer as she progressed.
We should also not forget the famous 1950s hairstyle of Audrey Hepburn – the really short pixie haircut. This haircut is still influential till this day.
Grace Kelly is yet another celebrity with a enviable side swept short wavy hairstyle that was popular in the 1950s.
Marilyn Monroe’s infamous large curls that matched her provocative style was probably a head-turner during the 50s.