13 Stylish Short Hairstyles From The 60’s

The short hair trend has been around for a while and here are some of the coolest styles.

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From Twiggy’s stylish pixie cut to Marilyn Monroe’s blonde short fluffy hair, the 60s was the best decade for short hair! Keep reading to check out some audacious 60s short hairstyles that would still turn heads and hearts. Scroll down, read our top 13 retro hairstyles for short hair, and pick your favorite one! You might not like or have short hair, but scanning through this list, you surely will covet it.

protip_icon Before You Get Started
  • Since ‘60s hairstyles have a vintage look, figure out whether your existing wardrobe will complement any of these looks.
  • Short hair needs considerably less product than longer strands do. Therefore, refrain from using too much product as it will weigh down your hair and make it appear flat and greasy.
  • Keep up with regular trims to maintain your short hair and get rid of dead ends, split hair, and excessively dry or otherwise damaged hair.
  • Since short hair dries quickly, you should air-dry it as excessive heat styling can cause damage.

60’s Short Hairstyles – Top 10

1. Rocky Mullet

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Have you ever met a person who did not like the hairstyles of the 60s? I mean they are still as trendy as they were back then. American Singer Joan Jett’s signature rocking hairstyle will rock your world too. The uneven haircut with rough bangs can make your leather jacket look dapper. It doesn’t get edgier than this!

2. The Marilyn Monroe

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Everyone wanted to be Marilyn Monroe in the early 60s. Everything about her was iconic from her curves to her curls. Her trademark blonde hair made many women want to color their hair too. This American actress was the epitome of glamor, a whole generation could not think beyond her in that era. Recreate this look with hot rollers or a curler.

3. Pixie Perfect

Pixie perfect 60s short hairstyle
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What’s not to love about this 60’s pixie hairstyle? They’re quick, easy to style, and not a faff like if you have long hair.

Master hairstylist and cosmetologist from DashStylists, Gabrielle White says, “The pixie cut is a classic short haircut from the 60s that is timeless, I don’t see this haircut ever not being in style.”

The simplicity is the charm! As you can see in the picture above, actress Michelle Williams makes this old school look modern and stylish. With her thick baby bangs on the side, it has the perfect vintage vibe with a fresh, modern appeal. For extra impact, apply some texturizing spray into your bangs with your fingers for a polished and yet effortlessly tousled look.

Hannah, a creative writer, expresses her love for the pixie haircut and the many reasons why she loves it in her blog. She says, “I am already loving having my short hair back. I also feel that this haircut makes me look more mature, polished, and professional, which is exactly the look I’m going for during my job interviews (i)!” She encourages everyone to get the pixie cut at least once in their life.

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Pixie-perfect hairstyle is easy to care for and can flatter any face shape. It can be styled for special occasions or worn casually.

4. Bob With A Low Side Part

Bob with a low side part 60s short hairstyle
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Scarlett Johansson’s curly hairstyle is the perfect combination of subtle layering and soft wavy locks that create an old school vibe. The ‘Lost in Translation’ actress completes her flirty style by slicking down her golden hair on one side, and giving her remaining locks a series of curls.

5. Mod-ern Style

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Touted as one of the best short hairstyles for over 60s of all time, British Model Twiggy’s mod look is a part of the fashion scene, yet again. Defining the 60’s era – her strong, androgynous looks, sleek pixie crop and thick eyelashes made Twiggy stand out from the rest of the models at the time. The style can be achieved by tucking, and pinning the front length behind the ears once complete, and using a strong hairspray to tame flyaway hair.

6. Bobbed Hair

Bobbed 60s short hairstyle
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Model Coco Rocha’s fresh and sophisticated bob is a throwback to the 1960s. The jaw-length cut takes ages off of her look, leaving her with a vibrant and young expression that is simply stunning. Suitable for thick and straight hair, for this look, keep your locks super-straight with a good quality straightening iron and plenty of heat protection hair products.

7. Five-Point Cut

Five point cut 60s short hairstyle
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Completely changing women’s hairstyling in the mid-1960s, Vidal Sassoon created iconic styles and popularized short hair with geometric and asymmetrical cuts. The famous five-point cut is an extraordinary style that comprised of a cropped helmet with a spike of hair at each ear and a “w” at the nape of the neck. Peggy Moffitt, former American model and actress, made the five-point cut her signature hairstyle ever since. This is one of the best hairstyles for short hair for over 60’s to try out.

8. Uber Urchin

Urban urchin 60s short hairstyle
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Anne Hathaway’s sharp urchin hairstyle is sophisticated and a bold step forward towards a more mature and confident personal style. Inspired by actresses Mia Farrow’s Rosemary’s Baby, this hairstyle can also be surprisingly feminine and very flattering for oval, square, and heart-shaped faces.

9. Afro

The Afro 60s short hairstyle
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Singer Solange Knowles definitely knows how to rock her beautiful, natural hair. We love how these tight curls give her hair plenty of volume that goes from day to night with ease. Popularized by Professor Angela Davis in the late 1960’s, invest in some protective products and wide-toothed Afro pick to maintain this classic hairstyle.

10. Super Short Bangs

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With her classic, edgy pixie cut, actress Emma Watson has become our go-to for short-hair inspiration. With angled bangs and spiky textures, this practical and chic hairstyle takes sass and confidence to pull off. If you have a long neck like Emma, get lots of feathered layers to soften the angles of your face.

11. Bubble Bouffant

Bubble bouffant 60s short hairstyle
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Carried on from the bouffant styles of the late 1950s, the bouffant got pretty impressive in size during the 1960s. Famous bouffant wearers include Margaret Thatcher, First Ladies Jackie Kennedy and Lady Bird Johnson, and The Supremes. Recreate the look by backcombing within an inch of its life, the rounded bouffant style could be twinned with curled flicked up ends, or smoothed round and curled under.

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The modern bouffant hairstyle was invented by celebrity hairstylist Raymond Bessone in 1956.

12. Pageboy

Pageboy 60s short hairstyle
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The 60’s might be long gone, but that’s not to say that its Pageboy vibes are any less alluring. Model Yu Yamada’s adaptation of the classic and chic style – bob curved at chin and blunt bangs define her face. Try out these 60’s short hairstyles today! Of course, vintage elegance has its own place, right? Also, let us know how you liked this post! There is a comment box below!

13. Elegant Stacked Bob

The elegant stacked bob is a chic, modern twist on the timeless bob hairstyle. It is characterized by layers at the back that seamlessly stack upon each other, which creates a voluminous and textured appearance. The stacked layers also provide a natural lift to the crown. This versatile haircut suits different face shapes and hair textures. Whether styled sleek and polished or with tousled waves, the elegant stacked bob exudes charm, making it a popular choice for those who seek a stylish and effortlessly glamorous haircut.

Try out these 60s short hairstyles today! After all, vintage has its own place. Let us know how you liked this post in the comment box below.

Infographic: 5 Iconic Short Hairstyles From The ‘60s

The ‘60s was the era of the counterculture revolution, and that was the time when hairstyles started to turn short and chic. If you want to rock the trendiest vintage hairstyles of the ‘60s, check out the infographic below. We have listed the top 5 short hairstyles of the ‘60s that never go out of style. Take a look for some hair inspo.

5 iconic short hairstyles from the ’60s (infographic)

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60s short hairstyles are still considered a perfect way to flaunt your style. These short styles have grabbed the attention of many nowadays and are emerging as a trend now. Pixie perfect, bob with a low side part, bobbed part, five-point cut, uber urchin, afro, super short bangs, bubble bouffant, and pageboy are a few short hairstyles that can go with the trend even these days. If you are a fan of short hairstyles, you can try any of the above-mentioned 60s hairstyles that can give you a completely new look.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do short bobs make you look younger?

Yes, short bobs may help you look and feel younger. They take away damaged ends and extra volume from your hair. Short hair grows healthy and can frame the face, thus bringing out a youthful charm.

What is the easiest short haircut?

Short haircuts are generally low maintenance. Super short haircuts like pixies or bobs need only a little bit of styling. Lobs also just require a couple of minutes with styling tools and you’re done.

How do you tell if short hair will look good on you?

There are many types of short hair and there is definitely a style out there that is meant for you. All you need to know is your face shape. For wider face shapes, go for face-framing cuts and part them to the side. Narrower faces can bravely get the shortest cuts. For oblong faces, get bangs or a fringe to balance the length.

What does short hair say about a woman?

The social perception of women with short hair is that they are the no-nonsense type. They do not like to spend their time styling their hair and would rather go do something they consider to be productive.

Does thin hair look better short or long?

It is ideal to have shorter lengths, up to the shoulders, if you have thin or fine hair. This length makes the hair look bouncy and voluminous. Longer hair will weigh the hair down and make it look flatter.

Is shorter or longer hair healthier?

With proper maintenance both short and long hair can be healthy. However, it is easier to maintain good hair health with shorter hair lengths.

Key Takeaways

  • The short hairstyles from the 60s are easier to manage and style.
  • Some of these hairstyles allow you to pull off the ‘just got out of bed’ messy hair look and appear more stylish.
  • If you want a classy style, opt for the Marilyn Monroe, bob with a low side part, or a bubble bouffant.
  • Go for the super short bangs, uber urchin, or modern style for an edgy and daring look.
60s short hairstyles

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Gabrielle WhiteMaster Cosmetologist

Gabrielle is a Master Hairstylist and Cosmetologist with more than 10 years of experience. She graduated from Paul Mitchell School and is licensed in New York, North Carolina, and Georgia. She helped to found DashStylists in 2020 and has been in charge of developing the network of mobile barbers and mobile hairstylists.read full bio

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