The hairstyles of the 1960s were in transition, from the big hair of the
1950s which would eventually convert to the ragged and glitzy hair of
the hippie age which emerged in the latter part of the 1960s. This
hairstyle gallery shows styles from the middle years, when the
1950s were declining and before the onset of the psychedelic era.
Beehives were simple and elegant, big hair showed off-the-forehead
in sweeps, and there were left and right side sweeps and flips.
The Beatles had just begun to breach the male hairstyle standards. As men's hair grew longer, the girls had competition. The cliche phrase, "Is it a Boy or a Girl" was born in this decade, and for awhile the girls were content to be on an equal footing with the boys, because their concern for world events was equal. But in the workplace, women were still unfairly paid and made to work hard, and there was a revolution afoot, that would shortly see an emergence of the demand: "Equal Pay for Equal Work." The was a harshness and an anger brewing on the horizon. But for now, in the middle sixties, there was a softness and a cuteness. The boys and the girls together were still mourning an age of innocence which had received the first shattering blow with the assassination of John F. Kennedy and would soon seen the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King.
1960s Gallery Artificial Beeswax Big Black Blonde Blowdryers Braids Brunette Coloring Curly Early Gallery Extraordinary Hairstyles Face Shapes Fine Hair Frizzies Highlights Long Myths Ponytail Prom Redhead Restoration Shine Solia Straightener Tips Washing
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