If you are looking for an example of a typical haircut worn by a boy in the 50's, you've got to take a look here!
This young man is probably around 12 or 13 years old, maybe 14. The sides are cut close to the scalp and above the ears. The top section is left longer and is all combed forward for a full bang and no defined part can be seen. The top is layered to help keep a more manicured look. The bangs are brushed to the side slightly and only come down about halfway on the forehead. He is wearing a suit jacket and tie for this portrait.