1950s was a decade of experimentation with new styles and cultures. After World War II and the austerity period post war was over, prosperity started which influenced everything from construction to glamour and fashion. New hairstyles were invented by the stylists for the rich and famous. Stylists who defected from Europe to America started to bring out new hairstyles and Hollywood was never the same again. The common people were influenced by their favourite actors’ hairstyles, attitude, clothes, etc and tried to imitate them. No one had to live with the mundane hairstyles of yesteryear. Even now people look forward to the 1950s hairstyles for the retro look and rake up the compliments at social gatherings.
Some of the most popular 1950s hairstyles were: