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Soviet men's hairstyles: types and photos

To make a “hair” out of your hair, to make a chemical explosion on your head, to curl your curls “like Orlova’s” or just to refresh yourself with a cologne - all this could easily be done by a visitor to a Soviet beauty salon. If you were lucky, you could even get a manicure or pedicure. A happy owner of an ideal appearance walked a couple of days happy, and a week later he went to the master again - at home it was difficult to do this. Ekaterina Astafyeva will tell about the history of places where Soviet fashionistas and fashionistas preened.

There were no beauty salons in the USSR

To begin with, there were no beauty salons in the modern sense of the USSR. There were just hairdressers, but not every one of them could even boast of an ordinary signboard with a name. So Soviet people just found their master in a hairdressing salon around the corner and went to him regularly, families and even generations.

Those "salons" that bore the name turned out to be the best and most popular. One of the famous hairdressers in the USSR was the Moscow "Enchantress." In the early 70s, it opened on Novy Arbat and subdued the inhabitants of the city. A huge hall with a panoramic window overlooking the street, the most modern equipment, which in the capital, of course, was much easier to get than somewhere on the outskirts, and the craftsmen, famous for their victories in competitions. Everyone dreamed to cut their hair in “Enchantress”, but not everyone succeeded. It took a long time to register for a haircut, there were not enough places for everyone. The regulars of the barber shop were actresses, singers, and wives of party officials. A special charm was added to the Enchantress cafe located on the second floor. Waiting for the appointed time, fashionistas could have a cup of coffee and discuss fresh gossip. So the hairdresser became not just a place for Cinderella to become a princess, but also a cultural center. Soon, the Enchantress became a real brand, and hairdressers across the country rushed to take the name from their metropolitan counterpart.

Elite hairdresser "Enchantress"

Beauty is worth a penny

It is interesting that anyone could afford a haircut in the elite “Enchantress” - the prices in it were almost the same as usual. The fact is that the price list of hairdressing services, like any other, in the USSR was approved by the state and only slightly adjusted depending on the region. For example, in the men's room, a mustache haircut cost an average of 40 kopecks, and a beard - 55. For the famous "model" haircut, the builder of socialism had to pay 40 kopecks. The price of refreshing a person with cologne ranged from 5 to 20 kopecks. In the women's hall, a haircut fashionable in the 70s using the Sasson method cost an average of 1 ruble 60 kopecks, curling hair on curlers - 80 kopecks. And in order to get a full set of perm and a haircut, the Soviet beauties had to fork out and part with almost 5 rubles! By the way, men and women were certainly served separately: the ladies did not want to reveal all their secrets.

Hair curlers are an integral part of any Soviet hairdresser

Rows of sushuars and sugar instead of varnish

Indeed, a hairdresser for ladies became a kind of beauty factory. It is unlikely that the ranks of women sitting under dry land and peacefully leafing through magazines could cause admiration from the opposite sex. In addition, professional tools quickly ran out, and even hairdressers used unsightly folk remedies. They washed their hair with beer and drenched their hair, curling them on curlers. When the hairspray finished, sweet water with sugar or powder was diluted and the bouffant was fixed with this mixture.

Rows of sushuirs - a real symbol of Soviet hairdressers

Fleece size matters

Scarce foreign magazines and new films dictated fashion on hairstyles. In 1956, the film "The Witch" was released with Marina Vladi making straight hair popular. In 1959, the film "Babette Goes to War" was released with Brigitte Bardot in the title role. Soviet fashionistas immediately rushed to the hairdressers for a Hollywood hairstyle. That just did not fit into such "babette" for the volume: comb, nylon stockings and even cans. By the beginning of the 60s, hairstyles with huge fleeces came into fashion, and not only adult women wore them, but also young girls. And when the girls came to school, they were often checked to see if the students had fleeces. If they were, they sent them home to smooth themselves. The apotheosis of the 60s was the “beehive” hairstyle, which could be made even from medium-length hair. Rare happy owners of hairpieces curled the lining of the house and carried it ready to the hairdresser, so as not to dry it for hours under a hairdryer.

The more bouffant - the better

Like Mathieu and Orlova

Also in use was a hairstyle “like Mireille Mathieu” or curls “like Orlova”. It is believed that it was Orlov’s love that was one of the first Soviet women who decided to undergo plastic surgery. Plastic surgery was not included in the list of services of “beauty salons” of the USSR, so women were surprised to watch Stalin's beloved actress, who was getting younger every year, and tried to achieve the same effect with her grandmother's methods: sour cream masks and cucumbers on her eyes.

A rare woman in the USSR did not try to make ringlets “like Orlova’s”

Among Moscow salons, the Red Poppy hairdresser was also famous. In fact, she had no name, but people just got used to calling her that because of the cafe of the same name nearby. She was on the corner of Petrovka and Stoleshnikov Lane, in addition, local hairdressers were known for their skill. Of course, the "Enchantress" "Red Poppy" was still inferior, but had to register here in advance. The fact that there was a legend in the city as if the craftsmen worked in white coats on a naked body added to the popularity.

Favorite men's haircut of that time: “model”

The main problem of the Soviet "salons" was still the fragility of the effect. Professional styling, manicure or pedicure is almost impossible to perfectly reproduce at home, and after a week I had to go to the hairdresser again. The services that were offered in the USSR could only correct aesthetic flaws, but they did not fundamentally solve the problems.

Hairstyles Overview

Considering men's hairstyles of the 60s in the photo, it should be noted that many options are in fashion with modern men. For example, the military style, the legacy of the war in Korea and Vietnam. It looks very stylish, courageous and neat.

Her version, Flattop, is very popular with active and progressive youth. A feature is the shaved nape and whiskey. The top of the hairstyle has the shape of a flat hat without a bang. But time has put its emphasis. A variety of Flattop Boogie hairstyles appeared. She needs a gel, her head is laid with a part in the middle.

Smoothly combed styling with a lot of briolin remained in the trend. They required constant care and were mainly used for office environments.

Rockabilly Hairstyle

This style appeared under the influence of fashion for men's and women's hairstyles of the period of 30-60s. A feature of such styling is a very short whiskey and nape. Curls of the upper part of the head are formed in various ways, from completely smooth to voluminous compositions.

Ducktail styling was very popular among young people, where hair is formed on the back of the head with a direct parting. The hairstyle looked like a duck tail, hence the name in English.

But the absolute leader was Pompadour hairstyle and its many options. The bangs were combed with the volume up or hung in waves on the forehead, depending on the preferences of the mod and the advice of his stylist.

Pompadour Hairstyle

This option is typical for men's haircuts of the 50s. In the photo she looks like a modern styling, which is not surprising. Hairstyle, which more than two centuries, originally adorned women's heads. But the men gradually seized the initiative, improved it and began to use it for themselves with success.

A characteristic feature is hair styling. Curls are combed back almost to the back of the head in the shape of a crest. The height and shape of it depends on the chosen image of a man. Lateral and temporal locks do not make too short, keeping smooth borders of a haircut. A haircut is suitable for almost any face shape.

An important condition remains the correct choice of hair length.


A striking example of a men's hairstyle of the 60s is the platform. There is another name for this styling - the platform. The technique of haircuts and styling is almost the same. In the middle of the last century, this option was preferred by athletes, especially tennis players. She gained special popularity after the release of the film "Terminator".

In our country, the site was practiced by athletes and bodybuilders. It is not recommended to do a haircut at home, it is quite problematic. Masters process whiskey and the back of the head shortly, with a smooth extension of the hair to the crown, without sharp transitions. The top is decorated in the form of a pie.


A bold and stylish hairstyle was at the peak of popularity during the first decades of the last century, but found a new life as a man's hairstyle in the 60s. Recommended for owners of long and medium curls.

On the back of the head and temples, strands are cut under the clipper, and the top can be formed in various ways. Laying is carried out using a gel or foam. There are many options: short, long and sideways.

Suitable for almost all men.

Gangster style

These haircuts are preferred by serious guys who like to look brutal. This style involves a special technique of cutting and styling hair: neatly smooth curls, preferably of medium length, strictly back and always parted.

It can be done with laying to the side, parting is done laterally. To make the hairstyle look spectacular, whiskey is shaved. It is necessary to treat the hair with gel, and in large quantities. This is an important condition of style. An example is the laying of Marlon Brando in the role of Don Carleone. This is a vivid example of a gangster style in men's hairstyles.

Varieties of hairstyles

In the photo, men's haircuts of the 60s do not seem ridiculous and ridiculous. Many options have survived to this day, almost unchanged.

  • Kiff. Visually reminds pompadour, but looks more elegant. Whiskey and the back of the head are processed with a smooth shortening of the hair. The bangs are laid to one side, twisting into a tourniquet.
  • Grunge hairstyle reminds more of modern options than styling of the late 60s. Curls of medium length, on the crown make a little chaos, and the temples and nape are short.
  • Caesar suggests styling hair from the crown of his head to his forehead in a short bang. It masks early bald patches well. Whiskey and nape are very short.
  • Man bun, or simply a bunch. Curls are medium or long. Comb the entire mass of hair back into a smooth styling and form a bundle of various shapes.
  • Spike is a free interpretation of the haircut playground. It was very popular as a men's hairstyle of 60 years in the UK. Medium-length hair is laid in an artistic mess, mainly on the top of the head. Whiskey and nape are short, with a clear edging.

Almost all options for old haircuts are found in our time, some are still very popular among men.

How to make a hairstyle

Carrying out the work of creating a men's hairstyle of the 60s, it is necessary to adhere to certain rules.

  • Comb cleanly washed and slightly damp hair from the top of the head down along the entire circumference of the head.
  • To process whiskey with a direct or oblique cut, the form is selected individually.
  • If the presence of a bang is assumed, it must be made straight to the level of the eyebrows. She should gently turn into a common hairstyle.
  • Cut the curls from the top of the head to the face by lock-to-lock method. Handle hair with a stretch.
  • Treat the temporal area with a similar method and make a thinning.
  • The nape of the head, depending on the chosen hairstyle model, is very short or cascaded.
  • If there is no bang, then comb the hair back and fix with varnish.

This haircut looks mixed. Now this style is called rockabilly, before it was popular under the name Service man, or Soldier.

Men's hairstyles of the 60s were distinguished by different styles, types and their options. One thing unified - the desire of the strong half of humanity to look fashionable, neat, but at the same time stand out from the general mass of people.

This is worthy of respect, because a fit, well-groomed and tidy guy always arouses interest of the opposite sex.

Scientists have proven that men make all discoveries and inventions, including in the field of fashionable hairstyles, for women.

Fleeces, babette and model haircuts: what happened in beauty salons in the USSR

Soviet "beauty salons", which were mainly called simply hairdressing salons, are strongly associated with the ranks of sushuirs under which Soviet fashionistas leaf through magazines in anticipation of the permanent effect on the hair. Another image is a hairdresser in a white coat, building a tall babette. Hairdressers were not only a place to put in order, but also a center for dating and gossip exchange.

Here it was possible to arrange a “explosion at a pasta factory” on the head with the help of a perm wave, beat up a babette or curl “like Orlova’s curls”. You could even have a manicure or pedicure if you were lucky, or at least just freshen up the cologne. All the beauty lived a couple of days, after which the visitor had to stand in line again for the next portion of beauty.

In the literal sense of the word, there were no beauty salons in the USSR as such: as we said above, there were hairdressers, and not every one of them even had its own name and sign.

As in any other business, including healthcare and sewing clothes, it was important for a Soviet person to find his master, whom he could then go to in the next basement around the corner for years and still drive his whole family there.

In good hairdressing salons, masters were strictly divided into male and female, "generalists" mainly worked on the periphery and in hairdressing salons at train stations, bathhouses and other public places.

No wonder: women wanted to at least partially keep the secret of transformation from Cinderella to a princess, and men were not eager to demonstrate such intimate processes as shaving, cutting a mustache and beard, or maybe even coloring hair.

Salons with original names were usually the best and most popular. One of the most famous hairdressers in the Soviet Union was the Enchantress on Kalininsky Prospekt (now Novy Arbat) in Moscow. The salon opened in the early 1970s and quickly gained popularity among metropolitan residents.

A huge hall with panoramic windows to the street, the most advanced equipment and craftsmen who won in various specialized competitions were waiting for those who wanted to get a haircut or do styling. Of course, new equipment in Moscow was easier to get than in the regions, but nevertheless, the Enchantress in this sense has always been different.

Everyone dreamed of making a fashionable hairstyle and haircut at the Enchantress, but not everyone had such an opportunity: the queue for a haircut lasted several weeks, there weren’t enough places for everyone who wanted it. That is where friendship with a hairdresser would come in handy.

Surely such privileges were among the regulars of the Enchantress — actresses, singers, and wives of high-ranking Soviet officials. The presence of a cafe on the second floor added to the glamor, where, waiting for the appointed time, visitors could discuss city news over a cup of coffee.

The Enchantress became a truly legendary place, and soon hairdressing salons throughout the Union also began to call themselves that.

How much did hairdressing services cost in the USSR? For example, in the men's room you could cut a mustache for 40 kopecks, a beard for 55 kopecks. A male “model” haircut cost only 40 kopecks, and it would cost from 5 to 20 kopecks to pour the whole cologne, depending on the category of cologne.

Fashionable women's haircut according to the Sassoon method - from the famous stylist and hairdresser Vidal Sassoon, who made a real revolution in the fashion world in the 1950s, offering instead of complex curls and styling easy-to-style women's haircuts - cost an average of 1.6 rubles . Curling hair on curlers cost 80 kopecks. A full range of services, including a perm and a haircut, would cost the Soviet fashionista as much as 5 rubles.

In the women's halls, magic was going on, and not all the secrets were wanted to be revealed to men. Some of them were pretty repulsive. Indeed, professional funds that were purchased centrally quickly ran out, and the craftsmen had to resort to folk tricks.

For example, they could wash their hair with beer and moisturize their curls before they wind them on curlers, for better fixation. How all this smelled, one can only guess.

Is your hairspray over? It doesn’t matter: water with sugar was used, which did an excellent job of fixing the bouffant. “Excellent” is an assessment in a situation where there is nothing better, and everything else is also missing.

Of course, all this easily decayed at the slightest rain and did not last long.

Where did hairstyles and haircuts come from in the USSR with the Iron Curtain closed? After the release of the film “The Witch” in 1956, straight locks became fashionable. In 1959, the premiere of the painting “Babette Goes to War” took place with the young Brigitte Bardot in the title role, and the image of the actress inspired Soviet spectators so much that they rushed to the hairdressers to do their hair like hers.

The larger the volume, the steeper the babette was: combed hair, nylon stockings and even cans were put in the hairstyles. In the early 60s, everyone went with fleece: both adult women and young girls.

In schools, students were checked for fleece and sent home if the hairstyle was not smooth enough. Passion for volume led to the creation of a “beehive” hairstyle that could be created even on medium length hair.

Women who had hairpieces curled them at home and carried them ready to the hairdresser so as not to waste time sitting under a hairdryer.

Favorite actresses and singers were role models in hairstyles. At one time, a haircut as the French singer Mireille Mathieu was considered very fashionable, as well as styled curls, like the actress Lyubov Orlova.

It is believed that she became one of the first among Soviet women who decided on a plastic surgery.

Ordinary compatriots did not know anything about plastic surgery, this service could not be obtained at hairdressers, so it remained only to be amazed to watch Orlova getting younger from year to year, and try to repeat the effect with cucumbers on her eyes and sour cream on her cheeks.

Another popular Moscow hairdresser is the Red Poppy on the corner of Petrovka Street and Stoleshnikov Lane. In fact, it was another nameless hairdresser, but it was popularly called by people because there was a cafe with that name nearby.

Local craftsmen were famous throughout Moscow for their skills. It was a simpler place than the Enchantress, but still it was necessary to take the line very much in advance. The number of people wishing to grow also because there was a legend in the city, as if hairdressers worked here in dressing gowns on a naked body.

The worst hairstyles of the USSR: a selection of photos

In the days of the Soviet Union, today, it would seem, unusual hairstyles were preferred. Some ideas came up with the girls when viewing foreign paintings, reading books. Many women imitated pop stars, actresses. Someone in this transcended the rational. Consider the worst hairstyles of the times of the USSR.

The worst hairstyles of the Soviet Union

Hairstyles of the times of the USSR were extravagant. If you look at them through the eyes of a modern person, then catching the advantages of this style is quite difficult. However, many women sought to look at 100 and were not afraid of experiments with their own hair.

In Soviet times, volume was in fashion. The girls sought to make the hairstyle as magnificent as possible, which sometimes looked unnatural and spoiled the appearance.

Hairstyle “Garcon”

In the 20s. was in fashion hairstyle "Garcon". All women began to actively cut their long hair, which did not always look beautiful. The hairstyle “for a boy” did not suit everyone.

Fashion for such a style came after the publication of Victor Margarita's La Garconne. In his story, a character with a similar hairstyle is described. The book quickly gained popularity, as did the haircut itself.

At the moment, such a hairstyle is done extremely rarely, since it is not suitable for all ladies.

Garson hairstyle fits all women

In the 60s. were fashionable "babette." This hairstyle was notable for its large volume. The girls tried to make huge hair, collecting hair with hairpins.

Such fashion trends were released thanks to Brigitte Bardot, who was popular at that time, and many women sought to approach her.

As a result, one could not always see a beautiful hairstyle on the head, which sometimes resembled a pile of unkempt hair randomly collected with hairpins. For this reason, modern ladies bypass this style.

Hairstyle “Babette” did not look very neat

Nightmare Chemistry

In the late 70s and early 80s. chemistry came into fashion. All women began to curl their hair. Small curls on a lush hair sometimes looked very ridiculous. This hairstyle looked more like an “explosion” on the head than something really fashionable.

"Chemistry" has long been popular. Persistent waving came to the Soviet Union from the West. The artists of that time almost without exception went on stage with curls. Now such hairstyles are no longer relevant, popularly called lush curls “poodle”.

And the hair after the procedure leaves much to be desired.

Perm has lost its relevance

Volume rack

A square with a large volume was fashionable in the 60s. Many girls tried to do such a hairstyle, imitating actresses. One such celebrity was Natalya Varley.

After the sensational comedy "Caucasian Captive" was released, everyone began to cut hair without a trace. However, in addition, they made voluminous fleeces, which at times looked rather ridiculous. Now the square is also not out of fashion.

However, they made adjustments to the hairstyle, now the girls avoid the volume, which makes the head disproportionately large.

Kare with volume looked very ridiculous

Haircut Aurora and its consequences

In the early 80's. The Aurora haircut, which broke into the USSR from abroad, gained popularity. Almost all the stars of show business, from women to men, resorted to this hairstyle, supplementing it with an extra volume or perm. As a result, the hair was like the hair of a poodle. For this reason, modern girls avoid such haircuts.

Haircut "Aurora" differed voluminous top

I think if it were not for the desire of women for super-volumes, then all of the listed haircuts would look very different, not so scary. Many of the hairstyles have modern options. This is especially true for a square, which without a fleece looks quite presentable.

Men's Soviet hairstyles and their features: photos

Men's hairstyles of the USSR were not the same as in our time. They differed in that they emphasized masculinity and did not attract special attention to themselves. Now the man is trying to stand out from society by making an original haircut.

In the Soviet Union, men liked to make short haircuts so that they did not interfere in the summer, it was not hot with them. A strong sex could declare his personality only by actions or character, appearance did not play a special role. Only in the early 90's did the opinion appear that a hairstyle is a sign of self-expression. Men believed that only girls should wear long hair, so rarely at that time did anyone grow hair.

However, at all times, thick and curly curls were appreciated. With such a hair structure, the guys could do any hairstyle and always looked beautiful. Only actors and singers allowed themselves to wear unusual or defiant haircuts. Let's see what haircuts men used to wear in the past. We will take a look at each decade of the twentieth century in turn.

In the style of the 20s

Hairstyles of the 20s were worn with a parting in the center. As you can see, stylists have long understood that such a style looks very beautiful. In the modern world, partings are shaved to make them look brighter. Men loved to grow whiskers. Of course, everyone looked what would suit him, so you can’t say that everyone looked the same.

Haircuts in the 30s

The main character of the film “Gone with the Wind” can depict the fashion of the 30s. Haircuts were not very short. A small volume was made on the sides. The image was decorated with a mustache. Basically, men watched their mustache and loved to make them thin.

Some men cut their bangs and settled it to one side. The hair was combed back. Those guys who had curly hair didn't have to spend time styling. It is important to note that the hairstyles of the 30s had clear contours, especially at the temples.

40s hairstyles

The images of the 40s did not differ much from the 30s, so there were no special changes in fashion. Styling hair, guys licked it back. Since before there were no special styling products, specialists used beer or sugar solution to fix the hair.

Despite the fact that at that time the mustache began to go out of fashion, some complemented the image with a thin mustache. This decoration was loved by actors.

Fashion in the 50s

Hairstyles 50 x differed in that they were very short. This was due to the fact that a short hair did not interfere and did not climb into the eyes. Thanks to this, in the summer, men were not hot. The haircut was very unusual, on the sides and on the back of the head the hair was cut to zero, and on the top were long curls. This style is similar to the modern "Canada" or "British". As you can see, many images were created a long time ago.

Although the haircut was very comfortable, it had to be well looked after. If men had straight and thin hair, then they needed to wash their hair regularly and shape their hair. The hair was laid to one side or the strands were combed back. Some loved to create volume. Men's hairstyles of the 50s looked stylish and elegant.


Haircuts of the 60s and 70s were very similar. Young people grew their hair. Only the officers shaved their heads very briefly showing how a real man should have looked. Due to the fact that long hair became fashionable, many hairdressers suffered heavy losses, as customers became fewer.

Hairstyles 60 x were particularly splendid. Men who had beautiful hair looked very beautiful. Lush hair attracted the attention of others. If the hair was curly, then the strong sex did not need to be laid.

Also, short haircuts were worn by Komsomol members or activists, so young people who did not hold such views tried not to shave their hair. However, by the age of 70, everything had changed, short hairstyles became fashionable.

90 years everyone remembers a variety of hairstyles. Lush haircuts and long hair were popular. Young people loved to match the retro style and grew long hair. This period is remembered by the fact that fashion has stepped significantly forward and turned the thinking of the whole society. The stronger sex began to experiment with their hair doing different haircuts, which were done by representatives of other countries.

The guys wanted to stand out from society, so they were even ready to change their hair color. Men's 2000 hairstyles were heavily combed. The guys began to cut different patterns on their temples and loved that there was a bright contrast on their heads. Already at that time, men shaved hair on the sides and on the back of the head, and on the top of the head the locks were longer. Hairstyle hedgehog in the nineties, was a real trend.

The value of the modern image

Currently, men's hairstyles are a symbol of self-expression. Now you can say a lot about a man by looking at his head. Some images help to change the appearance, they hide flaws, and focus on the merits. Also, a haircut can give courage, courage, or vice versa, romance and gentleness.

To improve your appearance, you need to know the shape of your face and select those hairstyles that suit your hair structure. Hair, like clothes, either decorates a person or makes a gray mouse out of him.

Well-groomed proletarians

In the initial period of the construction of socialism, the country's leaders were not up to what Soviet citizens looked like. Beauty is the tenth thing. The main ideals of the revolution.

However, already in the 1930s of the last century, the attitude to fashion in the Soviet Union changed. The People's Commissariat of Communal Services of the RSFSR considered that the proletarian should be well-groomed! A special order from 1936 decided to expand the network of hairdressers.

At the same time, hairdressers even began to issue work books. The state recognized their employment.

Alas, during the dashing war years, many hairdressers were closed. Men were cut by fellow soldiers with captured German cars. Women preferred to grow their hair and trim it. However, after the war, everything fell into place: hairdressers again earned!

Types of classic men's haircuts

High-quality men's haircut is obliged not only to fit the appearance of a man. It symbolizes the inner masculine content, lifestyle and character of its carrier. Any modern man who is intently related to his appearance looks for his own hairstyle. We learn what a classic men's haircut is and what types of it exist.

20s hairstyles

The most characteristic element of this period is the cold wave. In the early 1920s, it was believed that waves should act as strongly as possible on the temples and the frontal part of the face.

Today, the cold wave is just as popular as in the distant 20s. Modern fashion lovers are ready to sell their souls for real outfits of that time and a retro-style hairstyle. Today it is called “retro glamor” and is considered a rage.

Accessories can be quite diverse: a wide ribbon, hair ornaments, large flower hairpins, brooches or strands of pearls. It all depends on your preference.

Miniature bibs and giant dryers

The interior of most hairdressing salons of that time was completely unpretentious: a chair with pedals to raise the client taller, a “bib” that “covered” the visitor, and an indispensable attribute - white dressing gowns of hairdressers tied behind their backs. Opposite the chair, there was traditionally a dressing table with a mirror, on the table - simple hairdressing equipment. In the corner are white sinks for washing hair and the outer appearance of a dryer (at that time there were no hand-held hair dryers).

In some proletarian beauty salons, even automatic weapons spraying cologne hung on the walls. It was necessary to throw a coin and quickly turn his head, be sure to squint at the same time.

The walls of the hairdressers were decorated as anyone as they could. Basically hung black and white photographs of celebrities with new-fangled hairstyles.

Soviet craftsmen came to work in advance to make each other an impeccable styling and meet customers fully equipped. Who will go to the master who has a mess on his head?

In “naked body” bathrobes

However, despite the modesty of the interior, many people perceived hairdressers as something unusual: fabulous smells, unusual women with curlers in their hair, and hairdressers who built amazing hairstyles on women's heads.

However, perhaps, hairdressers owed their fame to one legend, which was passed on from mouth to mouth in the Soviet Union, and was perceived, not less than the real truth.

It was rumored that the masters in the hairdresser work in dressing gowns on their naked bodies ... Although perhaps there was some truth to this. Many hairdressers dreamed of working in the men's room, where they dreamed of meeting a good guy.

Perhydrol Blondes

In the early 60's, our country is experiencing a fashion for dyed hair. The natural hair color for fashionistas began to seem too simple and uninteresting. From this moment, hair is dyed not only by older people to hide gray hair, but also by youth. Unfortunately, our industry has traditionally lagged behind fashion trends, ingenuity has helped out hairdressers.

To tint in different shades of chestnut, henna and basma were mixed, varying the proportions. Increasing the proportion of basma, it was possible to turn the girl into a burning brunette. And when lightening hair with a decoction of onion peels, they achieved a yellow color, like chicken fluff.

The extreme form of lightening hair - radically white color, required the use of hydrogen peroxide. Owners of such hair were sometimes jokingly called perhydrol blondes.

What a classic men's haircut is she

Classic men's haircut has been and remains in trend. There are many varieties of haircuts and many men do not even know about it, because they almost always keep exclusively one style.

Today, traditional men's hairstyles that will never go out of style are considered quite famous. Both men at a respectable age and boys who also want to create a unique image love to wear it.

The length of the hair in a classic hairstyle has the ability to vary, it can also change the sequence of treatment of the head and hair division, although there are characteristic features. The classic men's hairstyle implies a flat parting on the side or combed back hair and neat styling.

The perfect image is not in the beauty of styling, but in the beauty of the haircut. They say that just such hairstyles are most liked by women. Having picked up this type, it can be combed and laid as you like most.

And in whatever direction the comb is combed, a well-made haircut will remain stable.

Classic Hairstyles

The usual classic men's haircut will suit everyone. Classics are relevant almost always and everywhere, traditional hairstyles are no exception. They are appropriate both at official receptions and in the gym.

And they suit both young boys and men of respectable age, owners of different types of hair. Whatever the latest trends, the traditional men's hairstyle remains the leader among the favorites.

This variation is always timeless and almost always in first place in modern times.

Simple classic haircuts are often not long. Behind and around the edges, the hair length is usually short, and different long hairs are at the crown. But before choosing this type, you need to consider how the hair will look in the shortest section.

Disco style

At the end of the 60s and beginning of the 70s, with the filing of the French actress Brigitte Bardot, hairstyles of “babets” became fashionable. Many women did “perms” or, as the people used to say, “chemistry”. The head was in small curls, which were then combed and fit into a large fluffy hairstyle.

Later, already in the 70s, a model haircut of the Sessun type came into fashion, which was proposed by the English hairdresser Vidal Sessun. For people with a Soviet past, this haircut is associated with Mireille Mathieu. Well, in the early 80s, sports haircuts took first place in popularity. Disco style has come into fashion ...

Sweet heads

The prices for hairdressing services in the USSR were set by the state. Each region of the country had its own tariffs: a simple men's haircut - 18 kopecks, boxing and semi-boxing - 22 kopecks, naked - 10 kopecks. The most expensive haircut "Canada" - 40 cents. Refreshing the face with a cologne of the first group - 5 kopecks, with better quality, the fourth category - 11.

The price list of the female hall was wider. For example, the advanced for that time model female haircut according to the Sessun method cost women 1 ruble 60 kopecks, a hairstyle for curlers and a hair dryer cost 80 kopecks, and the popular chemical wave hair cut in the late 70's cost as much as 4 rubles 60 kopecks .

Chemicals for work were supplied centrally. But often for everyone, they simply did not have enough. Then hairdressers used folk remedies. Instead of varnish, beer or sweet water was used. Sugar or powdered sugar was bred, hair was wound on curlers, moistened with a solution of sugar and dried ...

Varieties of classic haircuts for men

With the classic bangs, there are clear lines around the edges. It is performed with scissors. At what hair should have one length. The owner of such a hairstyle can diversify it by applying various forms of styling.

Boxing is a haircut that looks a bit like a helmet. It is characterized by the presence of shaved areas in the temples and in the lower part of the nape. The length of the hair is minimized, which allows you to open facial features.

Soviet jokes

The client asks the hairdresser: why do you have such dirty hands?

- I still didn’t wash anyone’s head today ...

- Say, have I already shaved you? Something I do not recall your face.

- You see, it has already completely healed during this time.

A hairdresser cuts a client. A cat sits on a table and carefully looks at the master’s hands. The client decided to joke: “Is that hehe,” he asks, “your student?” Is he studying? "

“No,” the master answers, “he is waiting for an ear.”

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Individual choice of men's modern hairstyle

Consider your own lifestyle, your own profession and your age, if you need a model classic men's haircut, view the photo.

An extravagant hairstyle will decorate, for example, representatives of some creative professions, but for conservatives it is better to choose a classic simple hairstyle.

Consider the structure of your hair, your type of face, which directly affect the choice of haircuts. Before you start it, talk with an experienced stylist.

Do not forget that haircuts with short hair are easy to care for. But the hairstyle for hair of medium length, or with long strands, requires more care. Therefore, it is worth evaluating your own forces in advance and determine the time for this.

Features of men's hair care

Another plus of the traditional short haircut for the strong half of humanity will be its practicality. Its length allows you to reduce the introduction of various care products to a minimum amount. It is quite easy to comb your hair, or vice versa, to shake it up - depending on what image you need to make, and you can go out.

In order to have a perfect look, a man with such a hairstyle needs only to keep his hair clean and visit the hairdresser on time.

The final point - you need to save the shape of the hairstyle. On a short head of hair, the strands that have grown at least a little are already too noticeable and are able to make the appearance sloppy. But traditionally, there are no problems with updating the hairstyle: you can perform a classic haircut at every hairdresser, while an experienced master will be able to do this quite quickly.

The choice of hairstyle affects the image of men. Beautiful modern styling makes the appearance noble, reflecting the inner male special qualities, and in combination with individuality do not look mediocre. Actual in the new season will be hairstyles with ultramodern notes and avant-garde options. The trend at this time is a hairstyle that gives the male image a stylish grooming.

Currently, there are a huge number of types of haircuts, as in modern world fashion trends there are a variety of directions and styles.

The shortest of them or made on long hair, asymmetric, with shaved temples - a large number of varieties. But, probably, not a single hairstyle looks as luxurious as a classic men's haircut.

Choose a classic style and you will not lose. This image is suitable for any man.

Why in the USSR men did not comb the bangs from right to left

Preferences in choosing the hairstyle for the male half of the Soviet Union over the decades of the existence of the USSR evolved with an eye on Western ideology. The famous Hitler’s bangs, combed to the left, became a taboo among Soviet citizens for many years, because this method of styling hair was a challenge in itself and could indicate sympathy for the Nazis.

How did the “andecat" come about?

A hairstyle with clipped temples and a nape and a longer forelock was called “Undercut” (literally translated from German, something like a business card, a special difference in appearance). In common parlance, it is called the "Hitler Youth" - due to the fact that in a similar way, Hitler's "pioneers" cut their hair in the same way.

However, judging by the studies of local researchers by Western scholars, the homeland of the Russified “Canadian” and “British” (these hairstyles, once very popular in the USSR, are similar in form to their “ancestor”) is not Nazi Germany, but England of the early twentieth century.
As Davis Andrev wrote in his article “Youth Gangs, Masculinity and Violence in Manchester and Salford of the Late Victorian Era”, published in 1998 in the Journal of Social History, such a hairstyle became popular among male British people at the beginning of the last century due to poverty and inability to afford a normal hairdresser. It was especially prevalent among young British workers and street gang members.

And here Hitler

The Independent wrote that a similar hairstyle was introduced into the army for two reasons: it was more hygienic in the conditions of positional warfare and the "kazist" for the participation of a soldier (officer) in the parade. Options for this haircut took root in Germany precisely with the filing of the British, the Independent emphasizes.

  • A “classic” Hitler haircut is a minimum of hair from the sides, at the back of the head and at the temples, and the forelock from the top of the head to the forehead is almost not cut and combed “Führer” to the left.
  • Andekat in various variations remained popular among men in Great Britain and America until the Beatles and Rolling Stones, when long hair began to come into fashion in the youth subculture.
  • Soviet versions of the famous haircut

One of the most famous Soviet writers, "village dwellers", WWII veteran Viktor Astafyev, in the chapter "Photograph on which I am not" of his famous story in the stories "The Last Bow" wrote that his teacher had a hairstyle "under politics ”- hair combed back is a variation of“ Canadian ”when men cut the back of the head, sides of the head and temples, leaving relatively long locks of hair from the top of the head to the forehead. This story is about the beginning of the 30s of the twentieth century, when Hitler came to power in Germany, and the fashion for andekat hairstyles among men by that time had already existed for more than 10 years.

In the USSR, “Canadian” and “British” hairstyles looked very much like “andecat”, and they were popular until the 70s. The main difference between these haircuts was that the men of the USSR did not cut the hair on the head from the sides, neck and temples as much as they did in the Nazi army.

For bangs, beveled “Hitler's” hairdo on the left side, before and after the war it was possible to get by physiognomy right at the exit from the hairdresser or in the yard company, if the child was cut at home. Therefore, this variant of appearance among the male part of the population of the USSR was never widespread.

They tried to resurrect the Hitler Youth

Last year, a grandiose scandal caused the “innovation” of St. Petersburg barbers, who announced a few weeks before Victory Day that they would render the service in the form of the very haircut - the Hitler Youth. The newspaper "Novye Izvestia", versed in this hairdresser's senility, interviewed several distinguished Russians about this initiative.

A ninety-five-year-old WWII veteran called for the closure of this barber and the sending of its entire staff to Kolyma — to cut polar bears. The writer Viktor Erofeev called the trick of St. Petersburg hairdressers a disgrace.

As soon as this story received a public outcry, Petersburg hairdressers immediately stopped popularizing their “Hitler Youth”.

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Men's hairstyles 40 x

A complete collection of materials: "men's hairstyles 40 x" for you and your friends.

Everything new is well forgotten old. Therefore, the Internet is full of photos of dresses and hairstyles of the fashion of the 40s.

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Few people know where the fashion of the 30s, 40s and 50s came from today. This is due to the return of the popularity of pin-up and retro style. To determine the highlight of the style of the 40s, we study the image of the average girl of that time.

The essence of the popularity of those years

Great-grandmother said that the female image begins with clean and well-groomed hair. Let's start diving into the history of fashion with hairstyles.

There was not much in the Soviet Union, but fashion has always been. Hairstyle and haircut, it was possible to express even political views. For example, women who advocated emancipation and equality wore short haircuts, equating men.

In the days of the USSR, “Garcon” was the most popular haircut of the 40s. Girls of conservative views preferred to protect the braids. From it it was possible to determine the political mood of a woman and her worldview.

To compete with daring short-haired ladies, girls who did not want to cut their hair introduced fashion for feminine but sexy hairstyles. Great-grandmothers twisted curls on curlers, pieces of paper and ribbons and made tartlets from braids. The weave fashion survived the war. In the USSR, hairstyles for long hair in the style of the 40s are braids.

In America, braids were not popular, but the difference between women's hairstyles of the 40s was hair rollers. They were twisted on the sides from a straight parting or just above the forehead. It was fashionable to decorate hairstyles with scarves: now it is at the peak of popularity.

It was fashionable to create waves on the hair with hot tongs. Note that Americans did not bother with hair length, so the standard for all girls was hair going down below the shoulders. It was more convenient to look after them, it was more convenient to twist the rollers and twist the waves and keep the image light and well-groomed.

Relevance of the past

  1. Thanks to the work of stylists and couturiers, the girls returned to the cultural-fashionable heritage and began to twist the rollers. Frequent in the search lines of the Internet were requests for how to do a hairstyle of the 40s and see photos of women's hairstyles.

On YouTube, the most lazy blogger did not share a video with the execution of a hairstyle of this style. In addition to the rollers, scarves returned to fashion. A lot of training videos devoted to the scarf in the hairstyle are laid out on the network. The scarf is versatile and very feminine.

The abundance of designs and sizes of scarves gives freedom of expression.

Image of things

If we talk about clothes, we note that fashion during the war period gravitated to practicality than pomp.

Ruchechki, ruffles, puffy skirts, decorating with ribbons and expensive materials became a luxury and was considered as uncontrolled ignorant squandering that belittles a woman in the eyes of a man.

This was a legacy of the 1920s when women fought for equality and emancipation.

In wartime, there were laws for all areas of life and for fashion:

  1. The war was affected by a lack of fabrics. According to the decree on the restriction, flared skirts are prohibited, because a lot of fabric took to sew. Pencil skirts made of simple materials have become fashionable: linen, wool and cotton.
  2. Military style came into fashion. Women put on dresses, sweaters, blouses and cardigans with wide shoulders, similar to the uniform of the military.
  3. Collars came into fashion. An interesting fact: wearing stockings was fashionable, but getting them is almost impossible. Therefore, resourceful ladies drew a seam on the leg with a pencil, and assiduous young ladies drew even a net.
  4. In the second half of the forties, material shortages and cash shortages became too obvious. People alter civilian clothes from military uniforms. Brown, bottle green and gray-blue colors became fashionable. Those who had at least some money could afford printed cloth clothes, although they were modest: polka dots or small flowers.
  5. In women's dresses, details of a military uniform were guessed: cuffs and patch pockets. A shirt dress was “invented”: practical and concise, complemented by a belt.

A distinctive feature of the makeup was strongly plucked eyebrows, resembling a thin thread and red lips.

Men choice

From here begins the fashion for leather jackets and men's scarves, which were applied in nature: the wind blew into the cockpit, and the army needed healthy fighters. Dark fabrics were in demand. Then the men wore baggy, narrowed trousers with elongated jackets. Later, wide hats were added to the image.

As for the men's hairstyles of the 40s, the men tried to be like Rhett Battler - one of the main characters of Gone With the Wind.

During the war, combing and styling hair became difficult, but they wanted to look stylish and beautiful.

They cut their hair short on the sides and left their hair longer in the middle, combing it either back under the cap or forward to create a sloppy look of a brave soldier tired of feats.

It is now very popular to make a Mohawk hairstyle.

Rockabilly hairstyle is largely due to the fashion hairstyles in the 50's. Although the main inclinations of the style began to appear at the end of the distant 20 x, 30 x and 40 x.

Since the late 20s, hairstyles with a smoothly shaved nape and temples, with a smooth transition to the top and bottom of the hairstyle, have come into fashion. The bangs usually remained long and laid back, (sometimes with a parting in the middle) or on the side.

A similar hairstyle was popularly referred to as the Crown (because of a pile of hair laid on the top and the head and temples cut off under the hair clipper). In 90% of cases, such hairstyles were fitted with hair gel (brialin) or in English greese.

As a result of which the people who wore these hairstyles were called gressers, later they began to call rockers who listened to Rockabilly and Rock and Roll, wearing short leather jackets and blue jeans.

Here are the main styles of hairstyles of the late 20s, which became the progenitors and the basics of hairstyles 50 x

and accordingly the style of Rockabilly. From this picture, especially in the Service man and Playboy hairstyles, the features of future Rockabilly style hairstyles are guessed. Since that time, briolin, which created the effect of wet hair, and reliably fixed the hairstyle for a long time in almost any weather conditions, entered widespread popular culture. At the end of the 40s, after the end of the Second World War, a huge number of veterans and former military men accustomed to the harsh army life appeared, agree that in the field it’s not so easy to maintain a brilliant haired hair. Thanks to them, short haircuts come into fashion. By the way, the Service man hairstyle style went exactly the same from the military, as a matter of fact the name of the haircut speaks for itself (i.e., the service one) Anyway, short haircuts gained their popularity, and by the age of 50 they reached their peak, which helped a lot the war in Korea, and the popular cry of the Americans to fight world communism. As a result, the hairstyle called Flattop turned out to be at the peak of popularity, it continued to be popular until the mid-60s until the patriotic attitude towards the Vietnam War had faded and came to naught with the advent of a psychedelic culture. However, the fashion for this hairstyle remains stable to this day in the US Army. In the early 50s, Flattop and its variations were very popular among young people, especially among schoolchildren, it was much more pleasant for parents to look at their offspring who wore short neat haircuts. A lad in a striped T-shirt and Flattop hairstyle became a symbol of the beginning of the 50s of the golden era of Rock and Roll heyday and Rockabilly

But as you know, the violent youth of the 50s did not want to indulge in everything and agree with their parents.

To at least somehow stand out and emphasize their rebellious appearance, the guys began to modify hairstyles in the spirit of new trends in music, as a result of which the well-known Flattop Boogie hairstyle appeared.

She was distinguished by styling with briolin and behind, instead of the usual smooth nape, was styling with a parting in the middle.

In turn, such styling of hair on the back of the head gave rise to a new fashion and the chain did not break off, but on the contrary, the hairstyle became more and more new. Haircuts with hair styling on the back of the head with a straight part in the middle became known as Ducktail (i.e. duck tail) due to its similarity to the famous bird.

However, we will pay tribute to the old fashion, hairstyles in the style of 20 x 40 x firmly held their positions, they slightly changed and were quite consistent with fashion. These are haircuts such as Slick Back with a neatly combed bangs and a smoothly shaved nape, the notorious Taper and Tight Contour were no less popular among young people in the 50s.

But of course, the real and permanent hit was Pompadour, almost all the famous rockers of the 50s, famous actors, TV hosts, etc., wore her or her variations. The rammed coconut more and more often came out from under the scissors of hairdressers or was born at home, began its march around the world and still remains the permanent symbol of rockabilly.

Another option for this hairstyle is a haircut called Jelly Roll, its difference is that the bangs are not combed back, but hangs curled curls on the forehead.

And another extravagant variety of Jerry Roll haircut called Waterfall. Of course the name speaks for itself)))

There are many different Rockabilly-style hairstyles, as well as their various variations, in this article we talked only about the most famous of them, and also tried to consider a brief background of their appearance, but before we get to the Rockabilly women’s hairstyles I want to remind you that there are more photos of men’s You can see haircuts in our photo gallery (here). Read about hairstyles for women on the next page.

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