Tuesday, 10 March 2015

My All Time Favourite 1950s Hairstyles


I haven't blogged in a few days as my mind went blank thinking of something different that I could write about. I then started researching the term 'Vintage' and what it meant. I noticed a lot of bloggers had already written a blog on what they thought vintage meant and decided it would be interesting to write about hairstyles from the 1950's instead. When I started researching into the hairstyles I came across three types of hairstyles which I loved reading about.

Firstly, there is the curly hairstyle that was achieved by wrapping wet hair into ringlets. The curls are secured once they have been twisted and then hairspray was used to hold it in place.
Next was the wavy hairstyle, women of that era used to wear permanent curls and waves by using a method that was called home perming. The women used home styling kits and 'Toni' was the most popular kit that consisted of chemicals and curlers. The chemicals didn't have a very nice smell to them and didn't always get successful results.

Last but not least were the 1950's hairstyle the up do's. Up do's at that time were full of volume, puffy and had lots of height to them. The beehive and bouffant were very popular and still are today. To create a up do you will need a rat tail comb, hairspray, styling gel, bobby pins, elastic band and headband. To start with, mousse and styling gel is rubbed to the roots of damp hair. The hair is blow dried to add some texture and volume. The top section of the hair is lifted up and backcombed with shirt stokes. It is secured with bobby pins and the rest of the hair is tied into a bun, A headband gives a perfect look of the 1950's.



  1. Hi Lottie, it's Lottie! Lol, sorry, I couldn't resist. ;) Love, love, love vintage fashion! They were so elegant and beautiful, so feminine! The wavy hairstyle is my favourite. I've actually never seen another blogger do a post on this, so got all excited when I saw the pictures! Lovely article, thanks so much for sharing. Speak soon, Lottie xx

  2. Hi Lottie, Haha no worries and thank you for the comment! Yes I love the wavy hairstyle too. Awww bless you and really? I am surprised.. you're welcome. xx


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