Hairstyles throughout the 1900s were based largely on what was going on at the time–from wars to politics to social movements. Today, we’re more concerned with haircuts that complement our face shape and skin tone, and how Beyoncé wears her hair. Here are the most iconic hairstyles of the last fifty years. Where does your ‘do fit in?
1.1950s: Perfectly Coiffed
With the end of the war came an end to rationing as well as an end to practical hairstyles for women working in factories. With the use of bobby pins, rollers, and hairspray; women’s hair became perfectly sculpted and coiffed with hairstyles that incorporated rolled bangs and soft curls. Fifties bombshells include Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Lucille Ball–all of whom had hair that was never out of place.
The 1960s was a decade filled with bouffants, beehives, and pixie cuts. The Kennedy and Nixon presidential debate was the first to be televised, catapulting these men and their significant others to star status. Almost synonymous with Jackie Kennedy, the bouffant hairstyle was considered to be ultra glamorous and had girls attempting to recreate it in every age group.
High-school girls took the bouffant to the next level by creating the beehive–a much taller and more teased version that literally reached new heights seen on beauties like Brigitte Bardot.
The African-American Civil Rights Movement gave the African-American community a revived sense of togetherness and brought about more natural hairstyles like the afro, which was worn by both women and men. Angela Davis, Pam Grier, and The Supremes are just a few women that brought the afro back.
5.1970s: Feather Cut
The 1970s were a continuation of the Feminist Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Youth Suffrage Movement and women’s hairstyles were just as much of a myriad. The most popular hairstyle (and the most long-lasting!) was introduced by Farrah Fawcett and was a full-of-body feather cut with tons of bounce.
6.1970s: Sleek and Straight
The 1970s were heavily influenced by television and Hollywood, and saw a huge increase in styling tools and hair-showering products. Cher, along with the entire hippie generation, wore her hair long and straight with a centre part.
7.1980s: Big and Bleached
In 1981, MTV launched and created an entirely new avenue for fandom–people were no longer simply interested in film stars, but music stars as well. With her over abundance of lace, wacky colours, and oversized locks, Madonna burst onto the scene and captured the hearts of everyone, everywhere.
8.1990s: The “Rachel”
At the peak of its popularity, the show Friends proved to be a huge influence on women’s hair–particularly Jennifer Aniston’s character, Rachel. Aniston’s shoulder-length sleek cut with layers and mid-length bangs was splashed across countless magazine covers.
9.1990s: Crazy Confusion
Other popular styles included crimping, feathered bangs, spiky up-dos, and the leave-two-single-strands-out-of-your-ponytail look–in retrospect, it was not a good decade for hair.
10.2000s: Beach Waves
In the early 2000s, MTV gave the world some insight into the lives of privileged high-school kids from California. On Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, and subsequently, The Hills, the world fell in love with a young blonde named Lauren Conrad–and her beachy waves. The coveted ‘do spawned hundreds of beauty products, including salt-water spray that promised to give you that just-returned-from-the-beach hairstyle.
11.2010s: Super Short
Over the last few years, we’ve seen an explosion of pixie cuts. From Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence to Miley Cyrus and Pamela Anderson, we’re seeing stars say goodbye to their long and loose waves and hello to ultra-cropped cuts.
12.2016 long bob
The long bob is our go-to cut. For those hot and sweaty days, you’ll want a haircut that is decidedly low-maintenance, and relies on nothing more than a spritz or two of texturizing spray.
Hope these gorgeous hairstyles can inspire your next hair style .If you want to try these hair style but don’t want to make your own hair damaged ,how about try a wig to see if the hair style is suitable for you.
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