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20s Hairstyles

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20s Hairstyles

Whether you’re inspired by Boardwalk Empire’s forever beautiful cast of prohibitionist-era women, films like Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby or vintage classics such as Dorothy Parker, Gilda Gray or Clara Bow, one fact remains true: women of the 1920s were worthy of admiration. Not just on a fashion and beauty level, but on political and social levels, too. The 1920s represented a surge in “girl power” — it’s when women gained the right to vote, weren’t afraid to cut their hair, play with makeup or even (gasp!) drink and dance.Today we pay homage to women of the 1920s. Try one or two of these roaring 20s hairstyles yourself and try not to feel brazen, emboldened and grand.1920 Inspired Faux BobIt’s no secret that women in the 1920s rocked cropped ‘dos — it was monumental that they did so! If your hair is long and you’re craving the bobbed look, though, fear not. Hairstylist Darian from Toni and Guy shows you how to create a faux bob, complete with finger waves, in this video tutorial. Darian does an excellent job of breaking this hairstyle down into easy-to-understand steps.Finger Waves on Dry HairYouTube user MakeupWearables teaches another method for recreating those classic, 1920s finger waves. This one still requires some time and patience, but definitely not as much as the traditional finger wave method. Additionally, you’ll be left with soft and touchable hair instead of helmet head (a common side effect of 1920s glam). This method works best for medium to long hair.Gibson Tuck HairstyleThe Gibson girl and flapper coexisted in the ’20s, but the two had differing approaches toward beauty and fashion. While flappers opted to bare more skin and rock cropped ‘dos, Gibson girls took a more refined and conservative approach to their aesthetic. As a rule, they showed less than 10% of their bodies and tended to keep their hair quite long. Speaking of hair, it was often plopped, tucked and pinned in a very romantic manner. This Gibson Tuck hair tutorial, provided by Victoria Stanell over at BeautyLish, is a modern approach to Gibson hairstyles and is super easy to recreate. Glam, Modern-Day Pin CurlsFashion and beauty blogger Chriselle was asked what her three favorite hairstyles of all time were. The first one that came to mind? “Glam Curls,” she says, because the “perfectly polished curls are not only timeless, but also a modern take on the 1920s flapper finger waved hair.” To create this updated version of the 1920s girl, Chriselle employed a little trick that includes wrapping warm hair around her fingers to form a pin curl. If vintage hair is what you crave, check out these retro pompadour hairstyles gone modern.
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20s Hairstyles

15 of 15 January Jones Always a leader when it comes to creative hairstyles, January takes the 20s curls, adapts them into her updo and then brings it bang up to date by choosing a centre parting over one that sits to one side. Another winning combination for the Mad Men actress.DIY top tip: Don’t be afraid to do a January and mix and match your decades. If you only like certain elements of the 20s style, get creative and work them into your current look. You’ll not only feel more confident, it’ll look totally original too.
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20s Hairstyles

January Jones Always a leader when it comes to creative hairstyles, January takes the 20s curls, adapts them into her updo and then brings it bang up to date by choosing a centre parting over one that sits to one side. Another winning combination for the Mad Men actress.DIY top tip: Don’t be afraid to do a January and mix and match your decades. If you only like certain elements of the 20s style, get creative and work them into your current look. You’ll not only feel more confident, it’ll look totally original too.
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20s Hairstyles

Always a leader when it comes to creative hairstyles, January takes the 20s curls, adapts them into her updo and then brings it bang up to date by choosing a centre parting over one that sits to one side. Another winning combination for the Mad Men actress.DIY top tip: Don’t be afraid to do a January and mix and match your decades. If you only like certain elements of the 20s style, get creative and work them into your current look. You’ll not only feel more confident, it’ll look totally original too.
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20s Hairstyles

1 of 15 Isla Fisher If anyone should know how to nail a retro hairstyle, it’s Isla! Starring in Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby, here she takes a romantic twist on a 20s style spin-off and chooses loose finger waves with her side part to keep her style soft and contemporary. One for beginners, this is your gentle introduction to the 20s hair trend.DIY top tip: Use heated rollers like Lee Stafford’s Big Fat Lock and Rollers, £39.99, Argos, to get this big blown out look and make sure your hair falls over one shoulder only – it’s this that will keep it in retro territory.
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20s Hairstyles

Isla Fisher If anyone should know how to nail a retro hairstyle, it’s Isla! Starring in Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby, here she takes a romantic twist on a 20s style spin-off and chooses loose finger waves with her side part to keep her style soft and contemporary. One for beginners, this is your gentle introduction to the 20s hair trend.DIY top tip: Use heated rollers like Lee Stafford’s Big Fat Lock and Rollers, £39.99, Argos, to get this big blown out look and make sure your hair falls over one shoulder only – it’s this that will keep it in retro territory.
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20s Hairstyles

If anyone should know how to nail a retro hairstyle, it’s Isla! Starring in Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby, here she takes a romantic twist on a 20s style spin-off and chooses loose finger waves with her side part to keep her style soft and contemporary. One for beginners, this is your gentle introduction to the 20s hair trend.DIY top tip: Use heated rollers like Lee Stafford’s Big Fat Lock and Rollers, £39.99, Argos, to get this big blown out look and make sure your hair falls over one shoulder only – it’s this that will keep it in retro territory.
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One of my favorite books of all time, The Great Gatsby has been made into a movie! I don’t know if I will go see it, but I sure do love making roaring 20’s inspired hairstyles. Over the last year on HTHG, I have used many different eras as style inspiration for DIY hairstyles. Today on HTHG I am celebrating hair during the depression era, from the elite flapper girls to the dust bowl pioneers. For Art Nouveau inspired hairstyles, check out this post. Here are links to tutorials for each of the looks on the above photo collage……..Starting at the top of vertical column 1…… Gatsby girl Scarf roll Sexy Sheba Starting at the top of vertical column 2….. DIY feather fascinator DIY finger wave and curl set for beginners! Dorothea dust bowl bun And starting at the top of vertical column 3….. 4th day Art Nouveau hair Valentines Day pretty hair Bootleg Faux-bob The featured Image of this post is the fish-tail faux-bob, a look demonstrated in a collaboration with latest-hairstyles. Click the link for the tutorial! Which one is your favorite? I always feel so feminine and chic when tressed in 1920’s era hair. I love the finger waves.
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Another highlight of the ’20s that exemplified change was the evolution of women’s hairstyles. Ladies were saying goodbye to their long Victorian locks and welcoming much shorter hairdos. The mass appeal of this trend wasn’t accepted by many salons, so barbers became the go-to for 1920s hairdressing. Armed with close-cutting scissors known as shears, these bold women were in well-trained hands. Elaborate and expensive jewels worn as headpieces added a feminine touch.
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The Gibson girl and flapper coexisted in the ’20s, but the two had differing approaches toward beauty and fashion. While flappers opted to bare more skin and rock cropped ‘dos, Gibson girls took a more refined and conservative approach to their aesthetic. As a rule, they showed less than 10% of their bodies and tended to keep their hair quite long. Speaking of hair, it was often plopped, tucked and pinned in a very romantic manner. This Gibson Tuck hair tutorial, provided by Victoria Stanell over at BeautyLish, is a modern approach to Gibson hairstyles and is super easy to recreate.
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1) Mary Pickford curls can be done with rag-curls overnight, or with a hair curler put directly on a stove, or with a fancy new hair curler. (Fun fact: electric hair curlers existed but often had plugs so you could unscrew a lightbulb and screw that plug in that socket, as many houses had electric lighting in the 1910s but not electric sockets, so some of these hairstyles could have been done in the dark.) In my experience as a woman with long hair, the curls would get increasingly flyaway over the course of the day and wouldn’t look nearly as good. I question whether those hairstyles were everyday hairstyles or just for evening events. I haven’t done enough research to know, but I haven’t ever seen any “street style” photographs of young girls with Pickford curls. That doesn’t mean that they’re not out there, though.

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