The 1960s offered a very elegant and graceful take on hairstyles for women and men alike. Today you will see that some of the major celebrities take a unique spin on some these incredibly elegant hairstyles for their award shows and more. You too can wear these gorgeous hairstyles for your special occasions whether it is your wedding, prom night or just a night you want to remember as special.
Many of the 1960s hairstyles were in transition from the big hair of the 1950s and headed towards the frizzy and out of control look of the hippie age. Before the onset of the hippie stage which occurs at the end of the 1960s the beehive was incredibly popular look for women. This was a simple and elegant hairstyle which keeps the hair out of the face with front and side sweeps as well as specific flips at the tip of the hair. Flips were incredibly popular and were used in collaboration with many different hairstyles as well as on their own. Whether you had shorter hair or long hair this great flipped look was always a sure thing.
In regards to male hairstyles of this era, the Beatles were becoming popular and therefore the men's hairstyles and lengths began to grow longer than the average crew cut of former years. The men had longer and straight hair styled much like the Beatles during this time and when the 1960s came closer to an end and the hippie age began their hair get even longer and more out of control!
It is amazing the pain these women and men went through during this time to create their hairstyles for the next day. There were no hand-held hairdryers so they had to sit under monster hairdryers for at least and hour and sleep with rollers in their hair the size of coke cans all night! Many women actually had to sleep sitting up in order to make sure their curlers set properly through the night, can you imagine?
The longer and straighter styles evolved for women near the end of the 1960s as women began to stand up against the different government movements and express their own views and preferences. The shaggy hairstyle was also first introduced in the 1960s and this same hairstyle is still seen quite often today, some styles never change.
Today you will find that many of these 1960s hairstyles are still popular and many times have taken a new and updated spin but the basic hairstyle is still there. The bob hairstyle is very popular for 2008 whether you want to wear it completely straight "sedu" or you want to create a wavy or more textured look, the bob is one look which has never gone out of style and creates a sexy and elegant look every woman can wear gracefully.
What is great about these hairstyles is that they are far easier to create today with the many hairstyle equipment and products to help not only create these looks but make them stay for the entire day. You no longer have to sleep sitting up or endure the pain of the huge rollers in your hair or use a regular clothes iron to straighten your hair every morning. Now you do not have to stick to one hairstyle for months at a time you can mix it up whenever you want thanks to these great products and hairstyling tools. One day you can create yourself a beehive look and the next day you can use the straight as a pin technique and then maybe the shag the next day! Be creative!