The Funniest Hairstyles of the 20th Century

by MomGrind

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1950s: Beehive Hair

Beehive hair first showed up in the late 50s and continued to be popular during the 60s. It was quite elaborate and required A LOT of hairspray.

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Early 1960s: Big, Stiff, Very “Done” Hair

Can you imagine running your fingers through THAT?

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1970s: The Farrah Fawcett Flip, or Feathered Hair

This style was weird-looking even when it framed Farrah’s beautiful face. It was even more difficult to pull off for ordinary women.

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There was a male version too:
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1970s – 1980s: Tight Perm, A.K.A Poodle Perm

This is more than a tight perm – it’s a tight perm cut in mullet style. Funny hairstyle indeed.

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1980s: Big Hair

The eighties were all about power dressing, big shoulders, lots of jewelry and of course BIG hair. You will likely need a combination of hair mousse, hair gel and hairspray to recreate this lovely look.

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1970s-1990s: Mullet

A Mullet is a hairstyle that is short in the front, top, and sides, but long in the back. This hairstyle was popular from the early 1970s to the early 1990s.

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1980s: Mohawk

The Mohawk is a hairstyle which consists of shaving both sides of the head, leaving a strip of noticeably longer hair in the middle. Mohawks became common in youth punk subcultures in the early 1980s, then gradually spread to mainstream fashion. The hair in the middle is often elaborately shaped:

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Or colored:

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Timeless: The Combover

This is my favorite funny hairstyle. A combover is worn by bald or balding men in which the hair on one side of the head is grown long and then combed over the bald area to minimize the display of baldness.

Donald Trump has made this hairstyle famous:

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But lots of non-billionaire men sport this hairstyle too:

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