During the 1940’s, there were many women in Hollywood to be looked up to due to their glamour, beauty, and style. Many women in the spotlight wore some of the most fashionable, beautiful and intricate hair styles of that era, sparking inspiration for other women around every turn. Today, Lionesse would like to take a few minutes to showcase some of these women and their styles, so that their legend will continue to live on – plus, you just might find a style you might want to try for yourself.
Katherine Hepburn graces the motion picture screen with her gorgeous dark hair and wavy, thick hair. Her style was typical of the 1940’s, and she often wore pin curls and kept her hair at about shoulder length. It was sometimes pinned half up and half down, and sometimes worn in updos – but it was usually down and wavy.
Lana Turner, aside from being exceptionally beautiful in both face and figure, was an American actress who had gorgeous light blonde hair that was always styled perfectly, and had transfixed women everywhere to style their hair like hers. She often wore tight curls, not popular in the 1940’s, and would either wear the style down with half pinned to the side to give the appearance that the hair was all on one side of the head, or in an elegant updo fashion. She would usually keep shoulder length hair, but sometimes was seen with hair that reached her mid-back area or even chin length depending on the time frame of her style.
Betty Grable was known for her beautiful, blonde hair that was always pretty yet practical. In many of her movies, she could be seen wearing the same – or, mostly the same – style, giving women such as the common housewife a realistic hairstyle expectation and goal. Sometimes, she would wear an extra fancy, special style – however, her hair was usually very attainable and simplified.
Ginger Rogers is perhaps one of the most well known leading ladies of Hollywood – and her hair styles were incomparable to none. Starring in over 60 movies, she would go on to wear a different hair style nearly every time she was seen in the public eye – giving her the name of the biggest hair style icon in the 1940’s era. Her grace and beauty were always complemented perfectly by her luxurious hair styles, and would never disappoint her many fans. She took pride in her different style, and began a revolution for women across the world in terms of wearing various hair styles. Today, she is still viewed as one of the biggest inspirations in the hair world, bar none.