I thought this was a very cute way to get a 50's look with lower maintenance. No pin curling required. The look is all about the cut. If you have straight hair, get a little bend in the ends with a curling iron. A simple part down the middle, short straight bangs, and a slightly layered bob so the ends have a little movement give this style its 50's look. In the middle to late 50's, emphasis on the perfect curls gave way to a looser curl that could move freely with the motion of your head.