17 groovy hairstyles from 1960s Teen magazine covers
It was the era of beehives, mop-tops, bobs, Twiggy cuts and pageboys. Few decades had better hair style than the Sixties.
Few decades had better hair style than the Sixties. Plus, the cuts were fun to say. It was the era of beehives, mop-tops, bobs and pageboys. The feathered hair and perms of the 1980s have not aged well, yet heads of the Beatles, Supremes, Dusty, Twiggy and Goldie continue to look great on the runways and streets.
No publication better captured the quickly shifting trends in 1960s hair than Teen. The magazine ran from 1954 and 2009, but something about the Sixties output makes us feel extra nostalgic. Let's dig through the stacks and look at some of the most memorable covers from the decade.
1. July 1964Donna Loren was a teen herself when she posed for this pointed shot. A spokesperson for Dr. Pepper, the singing actress appeared on Shindig! and popped up once on Batman. Months after this cover, the Hollywood Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild named Loren one of its Deb Stars.
2. March 1969Perhaps this is where Vicki Lawrence got her Mama's Family look? In defense of this prematurely coifed model, the cover lines do promise a "Giant guide to hair color problems."
3. June 1961Tuesday Weld was a true style icon of the era. It's no wonder she was one of Dobie Gillis' many loves. She made an impression on the next generation, as well, popping up on album covers in the 1990s.
4. March 1966That is quite an outfit, ready for Kirk's dreams or a Batman villain's lair. The cover teases "Hang Ten Hair" for the surf craze, though it's hard to image wearing this pageboy-beehive hybrid (Page-hive? Bee-boy?) in the ocean.
5. December 1964Colleen Corby was the teen model of the 1960s. The brunette with the swooping locks appeared on a stunning 15 covers of Seventeen magazine in the decade — five times in 1964. This was the final look of that dominant year. We'd love to read that Beatles feature, too.
6. August 1966
Okay, so it's more of a hat-style than hairstyle. The funky, futuristic hat looks like one of the wilder uniforms of Braniff Airlines. This issue also offers alluring pieces like "Judo and the Single Girl" and "I Was a Teenage Go-Go Dancer." As music junkies, we are fascinated by the "8 super groups" that include some legends (The Byrds), some biggies of the era (Beau Brummels) and some deep obscurities (The Leaves).