Fifties styles had volume and vavavoom! They were curled- not too tightly, quiffed, but not too high, dressed but not too severely. All in all women looked confident and in control. The war was over and women had gained a new confidence. Lipstick, powder and sex appeal. From housewives to shop-girls, women spent time on their appearance; beginning at a salon for a set or at home with their own rollers. Styles were made to last a good week and hairspray helped.