The 1960s was a decade of big hairstyles. "A formal big-hair up-style popular in the 1960s, was basically just hair arranged high on the head with tendrils falling down the sides" (Yirka 2). For men, the 1960s was a big transformation from hairstyles in the 1950s. "The most iconic men’s hairstyle of the 1960s, the mop-top was popularized by the band The Beatles" (Mendenhall 2).
"In the 1960's the average new car costs about $2,752" (An account of 1960s Cars' Development 1). In the 1960s, a gallon of gas costed around 31 cents. Three big car industries were General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. Henry Ford was one of the most famous car manufacturers in the 1960s when he created the Ford.
The 1960s were all about bright, swirling colors. In the 1960s, London was the center of fashion in the world. The income was higher after World War II, so the demand for clothing grew higher. "The miniskirt was the most eye-catching garment of the decade, designed for an ideally skinny female form" (History of the 1960s Fashion and Textiles 10).
In the 1960s, art was very colorful and vibrant. "Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Claes Oldenburg, and Jackson Pollack were some artists from the 1960s" (Pop Art 1). Artists that created Pop Art mainly based their art on cartoons and popular imagery. Pop Art was used to boost people's spirits during WWII.
From the 50s to the 60s was a difficult transition from black and white to color. There were lots of technology problems because of the transition from black and white to color. The cameras used to film movies were very heavy, which made things time consuming. Psycho, Bonnie and Clyde, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and The Sound of Music were popular movies from the 60s.