The 1950s was quite the decade for unique hairstyles, with pop culture having a big impact, from movies to rock and roll. It was the advent of hair products like oils and creams that stars like Elvis and James Dean used for their pompadours or slicked-back looks that "bad-boy" greaser youths wanted to emulate. Guys also liked the crewcut and the ducktail. Girls went for the longer hair and ponytail of Audrey Hepburn, the pageboy of Grace Kelly, the bouffant, and curled, waved shorter hair, among other styles.
Most women had short to mid-length hair in the 50's. Popular cuts were the pageboy and the pixie cut. Short bangs were also popular. A perky high ponytail, with or without bangs, was fashionable for teenage girls, which is why the first Barbie (released in 1959) appeared with this style.
If you need to recreate a '50s hairstyle for any party or event, look no further for 1950s wigs than Candy Apple Costumes. If James Dean or Danny from "Grease" was just the one you had in mind to portray, we have a greaser wig for you. If you're going as a bobby soxer in a poodle skirt costume, we have a variety of compatible wigs. If you want to get crazier, we have pink wigs with bangs. Our pin-up wigs will give ladies the movie star glamor that turned heads.
Turn up at your next themed dance in '50s sock hop hairstyles or party girl wigs. Pay tribute to your favorite 50s crooner in a Doo Wop wig, or party like the King in an oversized rock and roll wig. We have wigs for cosplaying your favorite film and TV stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball. Or you can be a happy '50s housewife as part of a school production or couple's costume. You'll definitely want to see our '50s Costumes section for bobby soxer and greaser costumes and accessories!