"Hairstyles back in the 1950's was all about short and curls. The women always wore there hair short with some curls in there hair. Also in the 1950's the women liked to wear there hair in a very sleek ponytail. Women thought the ponytail was causal and chic all in one. The poodle cut was the hair style in the 50's right when the war was ending and they could dress up now. The poodle cut .