Sixties hairstyles voted as best of the century

London, Mar 6: The Swinging Sixties has been voted as the best decade for hairstyles.

The beehive, the bob and the Beatles-style mop top all helped to make the era a cut above the rest.

A third of people in a survey put the Sixties in Number 1 spot, while Marilyn Monroe’s blonde locks and the quiffs sported by Elvis Presley and James Dean took the 1950s into second place with 27 percent of the vote, the Daily Express reported.

As for the 1980s, famed for the mullet, the backcomb and the tight perm, it’s clearly the decade the hair-conscious would rather forget, polling only one percent.

In contrast, it is Audrey Hepburn’s iconic beehive, Twiggy’s pixie cut, Mary Quant’s Vidal Sassoon bob and the floppy rock star look from half a century ago which have captured the nation’s hearts.

Jennifer Aniston’s “Rachel from Friends” hairdo helped put the 1990s in third place in the NetVoucherCodes poll, followed by the 1970s epitomised by Farrah Fawcett’s “flick”.

The year 2000 saw the rise of “chav” hairstyles such as the Croydon Facelift, which made that decade ­ second only to the 1980s as the worst for hair in recent times. (ANI)