If you are a lover of the 1920s, then you know all about the bob hairstyle. Did you know, however, that it wasn’t the only option out there? There were some women who feared that the trend would pass quickly and then would have wished that they had kept their hair long. Some did a partial bob on the bottom layers and then tucked the top layers up up a chignon of sorts. It was a popular style for many in the beginnings of the trends.
Most women got their hair cut by men’s barbers, as women’s hairdressers felt as though they were losing revenue from these kinds of hair stylings. That would change in later years, however, as more options for the bobs came out.
In their heyday, these bobs have several ways to wear then. They could be straight with an accent curl in the middle of the forehead, curled entirely with a smooth and full body, of a combination of any of these. Once permanent wave curls came into style, this was a popular version of how to wear your hair.
There was a lot more to the hair and makeup than most know, and that’s simply because it all looks the same from the outside, but unique when you look at it closely enough. Take a look through and see for yourself!
Aileen Pringle hairstyle, 1924
Four beautiful examples of the 1920s Hair and Make-up most fashionable styles
Pola Negri in the mid-1920s styling a Cocunut Cut. This haircut was a must have for women who preferred the fringe, despite the unflattering name
Beautiful portrait of Louise Brooks showing her iconic Bob Cut, 1920s
African-American beauty styling Marcel Waves, 1920s
Actress Irene Delroy showing dramatic eyebrows
Vienna, Austria, 1928 – Josephine Baker getting ready in her dressing room. She is depicted putting on make-up looking into a mirror
Silent film actress Raquel Torres using a lip stencil
American actress Mary Brian, c.1925