Hairstyles of the 1920’s were becoming more and more technical and modernized, and during this time, many new hairstyles were incorporated to give women a change of pace in a quickly changing world. Women’s rights were beginning to play an important role in the fashion world, and this too carried over into the hairstyles women would be seen wearing. By the late 1920’s, there was a whole new breed of hairstyles women would wear that just were not seen only 10 years prior. Today, Lionesse take a look at some of the hair looks of the 1920’s and shines a spotlight on a few of the most iconic 1920’s styles.
Finger waves became oh-so-popular after actresses such as Anita Page and Joan Crawford began wearing the style. It was a bit of a time consuming process, but one many women just couldn’t pass up as the look was just too beautiful. Finger waves can be likened to pin curls, yet required a different method to complete.
Cropped curls were all the rage as well, being that style and fashion icons such as Coco Chanel, Clara Bow, and Greta Garbo all sported the look – and did so gracefully. The look was very feminine, and can even be called a sign of hairstyles to come. It seems that every decade after this point, women everywhere would always opt for cropped cuts with beautiful curls. We can still see this style in today’s world, and though short styles with curls isn’t nearly as popular as it once was, it still exists, and many women with short hair choose to wear their naturally curly style.
The Shingle Cut
The Shingle Cut was a style extremely similar to the bob, but the only difference was the back of the hair. The hair would be tapered, giving it a shorter look in the back, and a longer look in the front, which many celebrity women and actresses would wear during the time, again, setting off a trend for the rest of America to follow.
The Eton Crop was an extremely short style that was matted to the head, with soft waves formed at the edges of the hair and curled into perfect tendrils. It appeared that the style was almost ‘glued’ to the head, and though it wasn’t terribly popular, it was seen quite often during this time frame by women of color, such as Josephine Baker, jazz icon, and as well as on white women who wanted something different and unique.
The bob made a popular debut during the 20’s, and it was in part due to the fact that women were wearing Cloche hats, which covered the forehead and were form fitting to the head. This cut would accentuate the look of the hat, which many women adored. The bob, as women would soon find out, was much simpler to care for and style than was the long hair of times past. Many actresses, such as Louise Brooks and Colleen Moore, were very fond of this style – and once women began seeing these lovely actresses wear the style, it became a trend for women across America.