1940's hairstyles and fashion: soft curls falling onto their shoulders or long, wavy, natural looks (vintage, finger waving, barrel curling, The Up Do), Sailor Costume, Pin Up Girl.
1950's Hairstyles and fashion: The Domestic Goddess Look. Hair was teased, sculpted, sprayed, permanently waved and forced into perfectly formed curls. Men had greased back hairdo's and long, heavy sideburns. Soft and Curly short hair was in, Straight Hair was out. Ponytails and Chiffon scarfs. Pin curling and rolling. The Poodle, Rockabilly, Pixie Cuts, primly waved bobs, Vintage, Bouffant, Pompadour, Hair Bump were popular.
Famous Characters of the 50's era include: Grease, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe, Betty Boop, Rita Moreno, James Dean, Bill Haley, Elvis and Priscilla Presley, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Charlie Chaplin, Buddy Holly, Connie Francis, Dorothy Danridge, Sophie Loren, Billie Holiday, Nancy Kwan, Eartha Kitt.