5 Popular Hairstyles from the 1960s


5 Popular Hairstyles from the 1960s


5 Popular Hairstyles from the 1960s


The 1960s was a decade of change—and that included some iconic hairstyles. From the beehive to the bob, these are the most popular hairstyles from the 1960s:


The Beehive

     One of the most iconic hairstyles of the 1960s, the beehive was worn by everyone from Jackie Kennedy to Audrey Hepburn and legendary girl group The Ronettes. To achieve this look, get yourself a good brand of hairspray, bobby pins, and a teasing brush or comb. Creating this look works better when your hair is a little bit dirty (don’t be afraid, you don’t need clean hair for this). Start by piecing out sections of the hair at the crown of the head, spray some hairspray at the root and back comb (which means tease) your hair till it starts to create volume. Continue to do this moving down your head until you get a mound of hair. You can pull the hair back to hold that beehive look with some bobby pins, smooth out the top with your brush and voile! 

The Ronettes

Priscilla Presley

The Bob 

     The bob was a popular hairstyle in the 1920s but it made a comeback in the 1960s. This style was worn by celebrities like Twiggy, Mia Farrow and designers like Mary Quant. The bob consisted of short, cropped hair that framed the face. Seen as a very slick and chic look during the 1960’s.

Mary Quant

The Pixie Cut

     The pixie cut is another hairstyle that made a comeback in the 1960s after being popular in the 1920s. This style consists of short, cropped hair usually with bangs. It was made famous by actresses like Audrey Hepburn and Mia Farrow. Notably cut by the legendary hair stylist Vidal Sassoon, who is attributed to giving Mia Farrow this cut for her famous role in Rosemary’s Baby in 1968

Mia Farrow

Audrey Hepburn

The Bouffant 

     The bouffant was a variation on the beehive whereby the hair was backcombed and shaped into a large, round mound. This style was often seen as more formal than the beehive, and many women would only wear it for special occasions. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is probably the most famous woman to have rocked this style. 

Pattie Boyd
Jackie O
These are just some of the most popular hairstyles from the 1960s. If you're feeling nostalgic or just want to try something new, why not give one of these styles a try?
What do you think was the most iconic? Let us know in the comments below!
By Christopher Mitchell

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