1950s Hairstyles for Men

The fashion trend completed a round — the 50s hairstyles for men are coming back again. If you wanna have one of them, check this list out!

Long story short, the 50s style is trending now. The reason is simple: hairstyles were amazing in the 1950s! They were masculine and stylish — and it makes sense that they became popular again. Pompadours, slicked back haircuts — all of them are influenced by the popular hairstyles of the 50s.

Alright, stop talking. Here we’ll show you 28 great examples of the 1950s fashion for guys — are you ready to start and to choose the best one?

Popular Ducktail Haircut From the 50s

The ducktail (it’s also called a DA haircut) was actually something like an undercut of the 1950s. It’s simply slicked-back hair with a comb, and with the sides styled to look like the folded duck’s wings. Of course, lots of hair grease is needed here — well, just like for the majority of the vintage haircuts in this list.

We won’t say too much stuff here. Just look at the photos and make your choice — and we bet you’ll love the result.

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Cool Mens 1950s Hairstyles for Short Hair

We’ll begin with a classy Frank Sinatra cut. Short sides, textured top — it’s a timeless classic and it seems that it will always be popular! But don’t forget about some greaser hair gel, ofc.

The second retro hairstyle is classic, too. It’s a short pompadour with slicked-back hair, and it was extremely trendy in the 1950s — just take a look at this Sean Connery photo!

As for the last two cuts, they are quite simple, too. Short slicked back hairstyles are the timeless trend, as well as the upswept hair styles.

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Male 50’s Hairstyles for Long Hair

Just like in the 1930s, the 50s hairstyles were not long in general. When we say “long”, we mean “medium” or “long top” haircuts — because men didn’t wear shoulder/waist length hairstyles at that time.

So, meet these cool hairstyles with long top — like that ageless Johnny Cash pompadour and that awesome Elvis long pompadour. All these hairdos have definitely withstood the test of time!

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Best 1950 Haircuts for Guys with Medium Length Hair

Pompadour is actually one of the best choices for those who have medium length hair. We’ll talk about this haircut later, but the thing is: it’s a perfect 50’s look for guys, and that’s why there are lots of pompadours here. They are awesome, they are stylish, they are trendy — so we see no reason why we shouldn’t add many cool pomps here. Do you agree?

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Meet a Popular Hair Style From the 50s — Male Pompadour!

Here it is — the paragraph about the pompadours! They are perfect for both medium and short length, for straight and curly hair, for men and for boys, they look amazing — and that’s exactly why you have to take a look at pompadours when you are choosing a haircut. There were no clean and textured pomps at that time, but well, these cuts are still worth your attention!

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Check Some More Classic Fifties Haircuts for Black Men

This period was very hard for black men. But on the other hand, it was the time when the American civil rights movement was created, and that spirit of freedom has definitely influenced the trends.

Black men preferred short and conk hairstyles — and we have both of them here. If you are gonna make a conk hairstyle, we highly recommend to use some styling products — because if you have curly hair, you’ll have to straighten it.

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Awesome 1950s Rockabilly Hairstyles for Men

Everything is simple here: a rockabilly hairstyle is a greaser hairstyle (in short words). They are definitely not what you can call a “conservative” haircut — but if you are looking for something both trendy, stylish and masculine, rockabilly is what you need. Check these photos out:

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