vintage hairstyles

Many pictures from the 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s to help with your search for vintage hairstyles and other helpful information from that time period.

This picture is a nice example of a snapshot taken of a mother and teenage daughter in the mid 1950's.

Mom and Daughter

The girl is sitting on a stool in the kitchen of their home while her mother is standing next to her with her arm around her neck. The kitchen counter looks a little art deco-ish with square lines and simple detail.

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Boy George is sporting his version of the pompadour hairstyle at the BRIT Awards 2014 in the 02 Arena in London.

Boy George

The sides are combed and slicked back with his grey temples showing. The top is swirled up in a roll with height and flair that can be accomplished with the use of strong hold hair products and back combing of the underneath roots. His hair color has a two tone appeal with light and dark tones. He is sporting a goatee and a serious expression. His eye make-up consists of dark eye liner that has a 1960's edge. You can see his peace sign tattoo on one temple and what looks like a red lipstick kiss on the other.

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This is a perfect vintage photo of the bride and groom in the back seat of their get away car.

1950's Wedding Couple

The bride has very typical 50's style hair with super short bangs. She has a pixie cut that is slightly wavy with the sides being ear length and the back being a bit longer to the collar. She is wearing it down with an ornate crown sitting on top of her head. The veil is attached to the back of it. Her dress has a scalloped collar in white lace and she has a simple pearl necklace. The young and handsome groom has his arm around his love and a mischievous grin on his face. He has tame version of a pompadour with the top being slicked up with some height. The sides are cut short for a clean cut appearance. These two look very young and are probably still in their teens. You can see a vintage car out of the back window. These two are off to the honeymoon.

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Looking back at the 1970's, we can remember the days of hippies and flower children. Thin headbands were a popular hair accessory.

Hippie Girl with Headband

This woman has long straight medium brown hair that is parted off center and she is bang-less. This is typical of this decade when a no style was preferred. It was suppose to signify a minimalist attitude and no fluff or frills. The thin headband or forehead band kept the strands from falling into the face and also was a celebration of a Native American fashion trend that was common in the previous century. This headband is a macrame pattern with seed beads and a stretchy material makes it easy to fit over the head. What a fun look for summer or possibly for one who wants a costume from the decade of the 70's. I found a fun example here to check out.

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Leonardo is looking rather grown up and distinguished here compared to his rather boyish looks of the past.

18th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards - Arrivals

He has the vintage 1940's thing going on with his slicked back style and black suit and tie. His side part is defined and a focal point of the style.

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