1950s hairstyles to wear with hats


I'm dusting off some spring hats this afternoon to freshen them up for the season. I've had a lot of questions about what types of hairstyles you should wear under a hat so here are a couple of simple, quick ideas from Senior Prom magazine, March 1951

1950s Senior prom teen fashion and beauty vintage magazine

how to style hair to wear with a vintage hat 1950s magazine article

how to style hair to wear with a vintage hat 1950s magazine article

how to style hair to wear with a vintage hat 1950s magazine article

Also see my (ancient) video for how to style quick hair with a 1940s tilt hat
Sew a quick pill box hat with my tutorial at The Vintage Post

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how to style 1950s hair to wear with a vintage hat


  1. I love your posts with old original styling guides. Especially this one about the bangs as I am thinking of getting my hair cut with "Audrey Hepburn" style bangs soon.

  2. I love it! I've for so long wanted to know how everyday people styled their hair for hat wear. Thank you for sharing this. It is super helpful.

  3. Wow the fringe is so much shorter than the accepted norm today

  4. Those short bangs! Wow. I won't even do long bangs now because I hate trying to grow them out. I love those vintage hats.

  5. Is that a book or a magazine? Whatever it is I need it! Never know what to do with my hair (yours looks amazing, btw).

  6. Such classically lovely styles. Photos like this drive home just how wildly flattering above-the-shoulder styles can be on many different face types.

    Thanks so much for the great share!

    ♥ Jessica

  7. Thank you for posting the image with the bangs. I have short retro-style bangs and usually either blow-dry or flat iron them. Or both. This will save me a lot of heat damage.


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