The poodle cut was made famous by actresses with naturally curly hair such as lucille ball. Poodle cut alias italian cut.
The look stacks tightly curled hair on top of the head while keeping either side pinned close.
The poodle cut hairstyle 1950s. The trend started in the 40s with actress betty grable whose long hair was tightly curled and upswept into a poof on top of the head. In 1952 salons were reporting 3 out of 5 haircuts were being cut into the poodle clip. The overall effect was similar to the head of a french poodle giving it its name.
Lucile ball continued the hairstyle in the 50s at first gathering hair up on top then a bit shorter with curls combed to the side and finally shortening her hair. They have been clipped in ways so that their coats match fashion trends during that era. In this hairstyle hairs were tightly curled through perming almost giving a look of cute and cuddly poodle.
Scroll down to see our list of 9 of the most iconic hairstyles of the 1950s. By mid 50s hats almost vanquished and were replaced by fuller hairstyles like poodle cut also known as italian cut. Short and cropped hairstyles were also part of early 1950s hairstyles for women.
Over time poodle cuts have become a fashion trend amongst high society and famous owners. The poodle cut made popular by actresses like peggy garner faye emerson and lucille ball the poodle cut was given its name due to the fact that the permed tight curls closely resembled the curly hair of a poodle. Here are twelve of the most popular haircuts for poodles from 1950 to 2020.