11 Popular Hairstyles From the '50s That Are Trending Today

1. Poodle cut

This hairdo, which used to be called a bubble cut but is now called pineapple hair, had short, tightly curled hair that looked like a poodle's coat. 

2. Victory rolls

Victory rolls were iconic during WWII and can be seen in many '50s Hollywood films.

3. Bouffant

One of the most iconic of the '50s, the bouffant is derived from the French word for puffed-out.

4. The bee hive

The style is known for having height and structure that defies gravity. This is done with backcombing and a lot of hairspray. 

5. Italian cut

This short, messy hairdo was inspired by Italian movie stars like Gina Lollobrigida and Sophia Loren. It has curls, like a poodle cut, but the curls aren't as tight.

6. Bobs

There are many different kinds of bobs, but in the 1950s, the most popular ones were the Italian bob (sculpted curls that frame the face), the French bob , and the fake bob .

7. Pixie cut

short hair became very popular. Gamine looks were boyish or elfish hairstyles that showed that women could still be feminine even with more useful cuts. 

8. The pompadour

Madame (or Duchesse) de Pompadour was the lover of King Louis XV of France (1721–1764). The hairstyle is named after her.

9. Sophisticated waves

This style is also called glam waves, Hollywood waves, or Jessica Rabbit waves. To get it, you curl your hair away from your face and then brush it out to make it look free and wavy. 

10. Bangs

In the 1950s, many different types of bangs were popular, such as curly bangs, baby bangs Bettie bangs (which were named after the model Bettie Page), and thick bangs.

11. The pageboy

In line with the gamine cuts, the pageboy hairstyle featured straight hair hanging below the ear, turning under.