The best 1950s hairstyles for men were not inspired by fictional characters like Don Draper. In reality, the 50s were a transformative time in American pop culture. With the founding of the Rock and Roll, growing popularity of jazz music, and the so-called golden age of television in the 1950s, Men’s Hairstyles were influenced by such people as Elvis Presley, James Dean, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra and Cary Grant.
Today, for us, of course, the origins of the slicked back hairstyle, greaser hair and rockabilly styles, but all modern variations are inspired by 50s-style hair. So, if you are looking for a retro style and would like to pay homage to one of these great American symbols, look at these classic men’s hairstyles of the 50s!
Best 1950s Men’s Hair
Here is our collection of paintings featuring the best hairstyles of the 1950s! From the textured great to the smooth pompadour to the traditional side, you will find every style of the 50s hairstyle for men!
Long Classic Pompadour
Elvis Presley + Messy Great
Cary Grant + Slick side piece
Wavy beat Pompadour + Faded pages
Johnny Cash + Structured Pompadour
Frank Sinatra + Short Pages + Textured Top
Classic Ducktails (aka Duck’s Ass) Haircut
Sean Connery + Short pompadour
James Dean + great
Textured Tolle + Cowlick + BART