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Men's hairstyles over the last 50 years... who'da thunk they were all inspired by the same thing? (Original Post) MiddleFingerMom Sep 2012 OP
Hahahaha! ohiosmith Sep 2012 #1
I don't think that first picture is from 1962 Art_from_Ark Sep 2012 #2
In 1962, African-American men often chemically straightened their hair. Aristus Sep 2012 #3
There was a Caucasian character on Room 222 with that kind of hairdo Art_from_Ark Sep 2012 #4
It made me think of Hendrix sidemen Mitchell and Redding from The Jimi Hendrix Experience... MiddleFingerMom Sep 2012 #5

Art_from_Ark

(27,247 posts)
2. I don't think that first picture is from 1962
Mon Sep 17, 2012, 08:34 PM
Sep 2012

The main men's hair style back then was very short-- "buzz cuts". The Beatles' mop-top cuts which were becoming popular with teens and twenty-somethings around that time were criticized as being "too long".

Aristus

(65,719 posts)
3. In 1962, African-American men often chemically straightened their hair.
Mon Sep 17, 2012, 09:33 PM
Sep 2012

The Afro didn't become popular until the late 60's...

Art_from_Ark

(27,247 posts)
4. There was a Caucasian character on Room 222 with that kind of hairdo
Mon Sep 17, 2012, 09:42 PM
Sep 2012

and he really stood out, in 1969. The first time I remember seeing a hairdo like that was on The Mod Squad, which premiered in September 1968.

MiddleFingerMom

(25,163 posts)
5. It made me think of Hendrix sidemen Mitchell and Redding from The Jimi Hendrix Experience...
Mon Sep 17, 2012, 09:49 PM
Sep 2012

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... or Billy Preston from his early-70's Rolling Stones days, but I'll cut some slack for
coiffure anachronism for a funny picture.
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