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What were popular hairstyles for women in the 1950s?

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Popular hairstyles for women in the 1950s included the Italian cut, which consisted of sculptured, yet short and shaggy styles, and curled and wavy short hair. Younger women favored a long length pulled up in a ponytail or a pageboy, also known as a brushed-under bob style.

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What were popular hairstyles for women in the 1950s?
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In the 1950s, many women opted for styles made famous by female celebrities and actresses such as the pixie cut adorned by Audrey Hepburn. Volume and height were key components of the bouffant hairstyle that was popular in the 1950s. The height of the bouffant grew larger by the end of the decade and consisted of hair piled high on top of the head, similar to a beehive.

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