Here’s an illustration with some of the popular 60s hair styles for women. These all look like young or college-age women, but not a long, straight hair hippie look among them! These looks must have been for the squeaky-clean Breck or Prell girls. The ones in sweater sets and strings of pearls. Not the flower-child girls with their long hair parted in the middle and held with a braided leather headband that I remember!
Just to complete the flashback, now that we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stones, how about some history of the word “hippie” from Wikipedia? —
“In a June 11, 1963 syndicated column by Dorothy Killgallen, she wrote “New York hippies have a new kick – baking marijuana in cookies”. The term “hippie” appears in a New York Times book review of April 21, 1964 entitled “Is The Pentagon Threatened by Civilians on Horseback?” where it said “Mr. Raymond felicitously gives us a hippie link between the present and the past.” The term appeared numerous times in the Village Voice on September 10, 1964 in an article entitled “Baby Beatniks Spark Bar Boom on East Side.” Another early appearance of the term hippieswas on November 27, 1964 in a TIME Magazine article about a 20-year old’s drug use scandalizing the town of Darien, Connecticut: “The trouble is that in a school of 1,018 pupils so near New York there is bound to be a fast set of hard-shell hippies like Alpert [the 20 year old] who seem utterly glamorous to more sheltered types.” Shortly afterwards, on December 6, 1964, in an article entitled “Jean Shepherd Leads His Flock On A Search For Truth”, New York Timesjournalist Bernard Weinraub wrote about the Limelight coffeehouse, quoting Shepherd as using the term hippie while describing the beatnik fashions that had newly arrived in Greenwich Village from Queens, Staten Island, Newark, Jersey City, and Brooklyn. And the Zanesville Times Recorder, on January 1, 1965, ran a story questioning how society could tolerate a new underground New York newspaper started by Ed Sanders called The Marijuana Times — whose first issue (of only two, dated January 30) it directly quoted as saying: “The latest Pot statistics compiled through the services of the Hippie Dope Exchange, will be printed in each issue of the Marijuana Newsletter.”
Another early appearance was in the liner notes to the Rolling Stones album, The Rolling Stones, Now!, released in February 1965 and written by the band’s then-manager, Andrew Loog Oldham. One sentence of the notes reads, “Their music is Berry-chuck and all the Chicago hippies…” and another sentence from the same source reads, “Well, my groobies, what about Richmond, with its grass green and hippy scene from which the Stones untaned.” 
Rev. Howard R. Moody, of the Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village, was quoted in the June 6, 1965 New York Times as saying “Every hippy is somebody’s square. And don’t you ever forget it.”
By around this time, “hippies” were being noted on the U.S. West Coast as well. The first clearly contemporary use of the word “hippie” appeared in print on September 5, 1965. In an article entitled “A New Haven for Beatniks,” San Francisco journalist Michael Fallon wrote about the Blue Unicorn coffeehouse, using the term hippie to refer to the new generation ofbeatniks who had moved from North Beach into the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. Fallon reportedly came up with the name by condensing Norman Mailer‘s use of the word hipster into hippie.
Use of the term hippie did not become widespread in the mass media until early 1967, after San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen began referring to hippies in his daily columns.”
Flowers (The Rolling Stones album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)