50’s costumes add a lot of fun to a sock hop event. Not only will dressing up in 50’s costumes bring in more of the theme for the sock hop dance, but they will allow guests to have fun checking out all the fun 50’s costumes people came up with. Along with a fun 50’s costume, make sure that you add a great hairstyle. Here are some ideas to get your started:
Beehive Hairstyle: This hairstyle works best with large hair curlers. Roll sections of hair back instead of forward. After hair is curled, take out the rollers and pull your hair back in sections. Tease your hair to get as much volume as you can.
Volume is the main idea with this type of hairstyle. Once you have it shaped like a beehive secure it with a headband or clip. If you need inspirational ideas look at how Audrey Hepburn styled her hair in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Consider having a hairdresser do this style, since it is very time consuming.
Ponytail Hairstyle: One of the easier hairstyles worn in the 50’s. Simply pull hair backwards, even bangs, and secure hair with an elastic band. To add more flare to your costume tie a scarf around the elastic band that matches your poodle skirt or outfit.
Poodle Do: Use a small barrel curling iron to create the smallest curls possible. This style is called a Poodle do for a reason. There may be frizz, but isn’t that part of the fun?
French Plait: Girls who love braids will love this style. French plaits or french braid your hair in a style you like. Side french braids are a popular choice, as is braiding your hair and piling hair up on your head.
Bouffant: Large roller curlers are handy with getting this hairstyle right. If you would like to look like Jackie Kennedy make sure to tease your hair and make it big. Once your hair is teased enough smooth the top layer down so that you have a rounded shape or bouffant.
Remember to test out the hairstyles that you feel will work with your 50’s costume a while before the event. It can be hard to perfect these styles on the first try. Practice makes perfect.