HAIRSTYLES AND MOVEMENT OF
THE SIXTIES AGAINST THE FIFTIES
The favorite years of my life were the early sixties when ladies wore bouffant hairstyles and knee-length dresses.
to public places. Some of the men were still wearing crew cuts. Everyone was so well groomed back then.
Every girls wanted a Jantzen
bathing suit, a mouton coat and a poodle skirt.
By mid decade, miniskirts or hot pants, with go-go boats were in style. Ladies were wearing Ann Mays Harlan
Sherry Gresham Gritzbaugh , 60s hairstyle Ann Mays Harlan, 50s hairstyle
couple of minutes to view this and listen to the Statler Brothers. You'll be
glad you did!
You may need to watch it twice; once to watch the Burmashave signs change and once to catch all the pictures plus listening to the music of the Statler Brothers.
THIS IS REALLY GREAT !!!
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You can see a photo of James Dean
with wearing duck tails
Ralph Maness and Elvis had the best "duck" tails"
I thought Jim Landrem had the best!
Some of us bought shorts to wear under those short dresses. Girls wore their hair very short or long and straight.
Men were growing beards and mustaches. As their hair got longer it also got wider. I recall ironing a lot of plaid
shirts that buttoned down the front. The fashion industry was not the only change that came about in the sixties.
Remember the Woodstock years, the Vietnam War, assassinations, civil rights, peace marches, sexual freedom,
gay and women's liberation's. Those were turbulent times. They were also exciting times if you were living in the
Bayou City. We went to count down parties. It was fun watching the first manned landing on the moon live on TV.
They were also the Camelot years. Remember when Jackie Kennedy did the restoration of the White House? Some
of the ideas which began in the sixties are continuing today. Seventy-million children from the postwar baby boom
became teenagers and young adults. It was that generation that started the movement away from the conservative
fifties. Young people wanted change and they got it. I wonder if they would like to go back to the fifties? I would.
Do you remember those bouffant hairstyles. My grandchildren think I look funny in this picture. They should have
seen the beehive.
The mustach became popular in the sixties
Weldon "Snake" Ross and Fred "Wildchild" Townsend
Photo Submitted by Greg Grambling
WEARING JANTZEN BATHING SUITS*
L-R Jeanne Vane Peene*
Page boy hairstyle
Linda Holt Moorehead - Class of 1962
Notice the cute hair-do's they are wearing.
This is my friend Vera Woods Weaver. She graduated from Heflin High School in 1956.
She went to school in Minden before her family moved to Heflin. Tommy is also a
native of Minden. (Class of 1953.)
Vera married Tommy in 1957. They are now retired and live in Shreveport, Louisiana.
This our friend Roy. He is a lot of fun. Remember when we all wore wigs in the late 50s and early 60s. Roy Baggett Graduated with the class of 1955.
Our friend, Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958, wears toe rings. Not to be outdone...Roy wore his ring on his toe.
This is our friend Greg Grambling, Class of 1968. Greg prefers scarf's to wigs.
The Hells Angels wear their do rags on their head. Theirs is not an antique like Greg's is. This one dates back to the days when Grover Cleveland was running for President.
Greg is wearing two rings on his toes.
Greg and Roy need to paint their toe nails.
Earlene Mendenhall Lyle
Class of 1956
Says Earlene "I bought me one too and I just love it."