10 Popular 1960s Men’s Hairstyles- in pictures

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The 1960s saw a lot of trends coming in both in fashion and hair. These changes were slowly setting in the culture and the lifestyle of the era. Hair became a symbol of change. The 1960s men’s hairstyles challenged the previously set conservative norms for acceptable hairstyles. The hairstyles of that era resonate with men even today.

Here are 10 Popular 1960s Men’s Hairstyles- in pictures

1) The Mop Top

The mop-top is one of the most famous men’s hairstyles from the 1960s. It was made popular by The Beatles. The messy long hair was a radical change from the 1950s slicked back and classic men’s hairstyles.

A picture of the Beatles with he mop-top hairstyle 1960s Men's Hairstyles
The Beatles with the mop-top hairstyle

2) Long Hippie Hair

One of the major changes during the 1960s was that hair was grown longer. Long hippie hair was very popular among men. The hair reached the length of the shoulder and had a relaxed texture.

A picture of the long hippie hairstyle
The long hippie hairstyle

3) The Freedom Afro

Another popular hairstyle was the Freedom Afro. It was a style worn by African- American men to showcase their freedom and pride. The men also wanted to display their high and long hair.

A picture of the Freedom Afrom- one of the popular 1960s men's hairstyles
The Freedom Afro

4) Long Geometric 1960’s men hairstyle

This hairstyle was a unique one and was for the daring men. One had to grow their hair long and then trim the hair at the side in a triangular shape. Additionally, the bangs were thick and were set just above the eyebrows. The style was so popular that it continued into the 1970s.

A picture of the long Geometric 1960's men hairstyle
Long Geometric 1960’s men hairstyle

5) The Shag

The shag was another popular 1960’s men’s hairstyle. It was a messy look and featured shoulder-length locks. Music artists such as John Lennon rocked this hairstyle.

A picture of the Shag
The Shag

6) The Pompadour hairstyle

Singer Elvis Presley popularised this hairstyle. The hairstyle features a big pompadour at the front and to keep its shape it is thoroughly gelled. Additionally, the hair at the side is completely flat and slick.

A picture of Elvis Presley sporting the pompadour
Elvis Presley sporting the pompadour

7) The short and curly hairstyle

Another popular hairstyle of the 1960s was the short and curly hairstyle. During that time, men often paired this hairstyle with a moustache.

A picture of the short and curly hairstyle
The short and curly hairstyle

8) Slick 1960s men’s hairstyle with bangs

Elvis Presley popularised yet another hairstyle. This hairstyle featured bangs with slicked-back hair. The hair at the top was lifted to give it a bit more volume.

A picture of the Elvis with Slick 1960s men's hairstyle with bangs
Elvis Presley

9) Short messy hair with slick side

The short messy hair with slicked sides was famous among the rockers of this era. The hair at the front was messy and short. However, the sides were slicked using a gel.

 

A picture the Short messy hair with slick side- popular 1960s men's hairstyles
Short messy hair with slick side

10) The slicked back classic 1960s men’s hairstyle

The slicked-back hair was a classic hairstyle among men in the 1960s. This 1960’s men hairstyle features a part far on the side. After which the hair was combed over and made firmer using a gel.

A picture of the slicked back classic hairstyle
The slicked back classic hairstyle

 

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