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The 60s were an interesting period in our history.

What many people remember it for is its unique style, which was mostly marked by unique haircuts and clothing.

But the 60s hairstyles are not over.

Most of them are making a comeback and you get to see them all over.

Most of them, yes, but not all of them, which could be a bit awkward when going for a 60s-style haircut.

You might decide to get one of these, but you also might choose wrongly.

Some styles are greatly out of date, despite the fact that a lot of them are in now.

Making a wrong pick will most certainly make you seem unstylish and in some cases unpopular.

To prevent that from happening you need to choose and choose wisely.

The best way to do that is with the help of this article.

Here you will be able to get all the info you need about the 60s hairstyles for men that are all the rage now.

28 Most Popular 60s Hairstyles for Men

Pompadour

A pompadour needs a little length and volume. The hair on the sides is slicked back tightly, while the hair on top is sculpted with a lot of product. Those with short hair could alternatively go for a flat top.

If you think of getting a pompadour, investing in premium hair wax or styling hair clay would be a good idea.

Pompadour

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Boxcar

A boxcar has longer hair on the sides, which is combed back tightly and the hair on top is cut in a flat top or is styled in a wiffle. Nowadays, you can see people sporting boxcars with the hair on the sides in braids or cut in a fade to add contrast to the flat top.

Boxcar

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Ducktail

A ducktail is a popular slicked-back hairstyle from the 60s. The hair is slicked back with a product and combed back from the sides. At the back, the hair that has been slicked back is styled and parted down the middle, which is why it looks like a duck’s tail.

Ducktail

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Mod Bowl Cut

A mod bowl cut is also known as a ‘mushroom’ cut or a ‘Beatle’ cut. It used to be sported by band members during the 60s because of the Beatles’ success. The hair is cut in a bowl shape and it hangs straight across your forehead and flows down at the back.

Mod Bowl Cut

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Long Geometrical

In a long geometrical cut, the hair is cut to shoulder length and the hair in the front forms a triangular shape before the ears and there are thick bangs that hang across your forehead.

Long Geometrical

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Mop Top

This was another hairstyle made fashionable by the Beatles. The hair is cut straight, somewhat like a bob cut for men. You have a thick fringe in the front, which is usually styled to lean to the side rather than hang straight down.

Mop Top

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Long Hippie

The long hippie was pretty popular in the 60s. You need long, wavy hair left messy and a middle-parted fringe in the front. The messiness of the style gives more volume to the hair.

Long Hippie

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Afro

Afros were a trendy African American hairstyle during the 60s. The hair was very long and curly and the people wore it big and voluminous. It was styled to appear round. It was a very natural way to style African American curly hair.

Afro Man With Curly Hair Is Smiling

Dreadlocks

Dreadlocks are created by braiding or locking strands of hair together. They became popular in the 1960s because of Bob Marley and continued to stay in style well into the 70s.

Dreadlocks

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Short and Curly

Short and curly is a classic 60s hairstyle. Hair was kept messy, short and curly. It was usually sported with a handlebar mustache.

The length is kept throughout, but the hair is completely messed up to give a low-maintenance, carefree look. A well-trimmed mustache style makes you stand out even today.

Short and Curly

Photo @shrunknheads

Sleek With Bangs

This one was also made famous because Elvis favored it in the 60s. The hair is cut short and kept sleek on the sides and there are short bangs swept sideways across the forehead. You can give some lift to the hair on top to add some character to the look.

Sleek With Bangs

Photo @alan_beak

Hard Part Comb-Over

A hard part comb-over is achieved by parting the hair farther on the side so that the hair you comb over to the other side has more bounce and falls in waves. You can also add gel for better hold.

Elegant side part haircuts were trendy in the 60s, so it is no surprise that this look was all the rage back then.

Hard Part Comb Over

Photo @alan_beak

Business Hairstyle

A business hairstyle is a very relaxed and messy look, contrary to how it sounds. The sides are slightly shorter than the top. They are slicked with hair wax and the hair on top is messy.

Business Hairstyle

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Long Curly

This look complements naturally curly hair very well. The hair is cut to shoulder length, and the hair’s natural texture becomes the focus of the look. If you have loose curls, this will be an excellent look.

Long Curly

Photo n.glazyrin

Slick Back

A slick back was a classic look even before the 60s and continued to remain one. It was usually for short hair, which was then brushed back and held in place with a lot of hair gel.

If you are experiencing hair loss, this might not be the best look. Try a powerful hair oil for men to reduce hair loss before attempting this look.

Slick Back

Photo @anthonythebarber916

Crew Cut

A crew cut is for those who like a clean yet stylish look. The hair is cut in a fade on the sides and the hair length varies from front to back. This is a short haircut with the longest hair in the front. The length keeps getting shorter as you move backward.

Crew Cut

Photo @alan_beak

Long Layered

The hippies favored this look in the 60s. A long layered hairstyle has shoulder-length wavy hair cut in layers and left messy with bangs parted down in the middle. Having a lot of volume complements this look.

Long Layered

Photo @alan_beak

Grown Out Mullet

A grown-out mullet is exactly what it sounds like. The hair on the sides is even and shoulder-length, whereas the hair on top is shorter but still longer than the usual length. It is parted in the middle and left wavy.

Grown Out Mullet

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Classic Mullet

Paul McCartney was well known for this classic mullet in the 60s. The hair is long and has only one layer—the top is much shorter than the rest of the hair. Bangs mainly accompany it and the hair is kept messy and wavy.

Classic Mullet

Photo @shrunknheads

Shag

A shag involves slightly longer hair and the hair in the front is kept side-swept. The look is very natural and messy. The hair’s natural texture is very prominent, and there is no styling or product involved.

Shag

Photo @alan_beak

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley’s hairstyle was the original pompadour. The hair on top is a little bigger and styled in a pompadour using many of the world’s best hair gel. The sides are slicked back and kept utterly flat.

If you’re thinking of picking a slicked-back hairstyle but want to add some drama to it, you should consider Elvis Presley’s hairstyle.

Elvis Presley

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Medium Red Hair

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All Hair To The Front

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Disconnected Pompadour Blowout

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Zero Fade Pompadour

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Fade Pompadour

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Wavy Top

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Rockabilly Mohawk

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Classic Rock Hairstyle

Photo @britvabarbershop_

What Hairstyles Did Men Wear in the 60s

It is hard to define the hairstyles men wore in the 60s simply because there are so many of them, each more iconic than the next. The changes in trends were very rapid and men were very creative and experimental with their looks.

Mullets, slicked-back hair, geometrical cuts, hippie haircuts, dreadlocks, pompadours and ducktails were the most popular hairstyles worn by men in the 60s.

FAQ 

Why did men grow their hair in the 1960s?

The decades before the 60s favored the clean-cut image and there wasn’t a lot of experimentation in style or fashion. The 60s were kind of a revolution where people rebelled against this image and grew their hair.

Man With Pompadour Hairstyle

What hairstyle was the most popular for men in the 60s?

The mop-top was perhaps the most popular hairstyle for men during the 60s, primarily because of the popularity of the Beatles.

Were braids popular in the 60s?

Since long hair was in fashion, braids were quite popular in the 60s, especially among African-American men.

How did black men’s hairstyles change in the 60s?

The ‘Black is beautiful’ movement started gaining traction in the 60s, so black men started embracing the natural texture of their hair. Afros and dreadlocks were the most popular hairstyles among black men with naturally curly hair.

Did guys have long hair in the 60s?

Guys did have long hair in the 60s as it started becoming fashionable to have long hair back then.

Which hair products were used in the 1960s?

Hair gel, pomade and hair wax were the most widely used hair products in the 60s, used chiefly for slicked back hair or pompadours.

What is a Beatle haircut?

Beatle haircuts were initially called the ‘Arthur.’ It involved a mop-top with textured hair and people usually sported it with slim-fit suits and Chelsea boots.

If you want to sport the Beatles look, check out non-slip Chelsea boots for men and get a mop-top haircut. Tread with caution, though, because not everyone can pull it off.

Conclusion

The 60s were a very innovative time, especially for men’s hairstyles. If you want to know the most popular hairstyles of the time, check out our list of the 20 best hairstyles for men.