Audience members at the NBC International Theatre, 25h Academy Awards ceremony, 1953. Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty.
The drum major for the University of Michigan marching band rehearses as admiring children fall in line, 1950.
The pageboy hairstyle was typically worn by young women or teenage girls in the 1950s. This simple style was created by cutting the hair into a short bob with bangs. The ends of the hair were curled toward the face to create a rounded shape. Bangs were also curled inward.
The poodle hairstyle of the 1950s consisted of tight curls piled on top of the head. To create the look, women usually wore tight rollers and left them in overnight. In the morning, the hair was combed out and brushed upward so that the hair sat on top of the head. Curls were brushed out a bit to create a frizzy effect. Some women opted to get a perm so they didn’t have to sleep with rollers in their hair.