Worn by Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe: five popular 50s hairstyles that are on trend today
The 1950s was an era of fundamental changes in beauty. Women started experimenting with their hair, doing crazy hairstyles, cutting lengths and styling strands in new ways.
Such iconic actresses of the time as Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe abandoned simple styles in favor of fanciful options that eventually became worldwide sensations. Real Simple 's editors have revealed the retro hairstyles that are on trend in 2023 (to see photos, scroll to the end of the page).
Carefully styled waves with an excess of fixatives were very popular in the 50s. They were associated with femininity, charm, grooming and everything that the society of those years expected to see from women. More recently, sloppy waves, light curls and other simple hairstyles have been in vogue, but in 2023, analogs of the forgotten hairstyles have burst back into the trends.
It should be noted that each of the mentioned haircuts or styles has been slightly modified, reaching our times. However, their features have been preserved. For example, the high back combing gave way to a more natural volume, but still remained in fashion.
In the 50s, varieties of bob haircut reigned, which has now broken into the trends again. Women with short hairstyles then looked especially confident and interesting, because until that time it was believed that only long hair emphasized beauty.
Rebellious ripped bangs were also a favorite of many beauties of the time. It was combined with both long and short hair. Very often such elongated bangs were styled on one side.
Short hair, neatly styled in waves, was considered inspired by Italian cinema. This haircut was chosen by self-confident women who didn't have time for long hairstyles but wanted to stand out from the crowd.
Earlier OBOZREVATEL wrote about the three best haircuts for women 50+. Stylists have found a way to give volume and "revitalize" hair.