This week is all about hair. Hair is, as we all know, just as important as clothes, there is a good reason why “having a bad hair-day” has become a well known expression. As such, finding the right colour, length and style is crucial for ones well-being. At this time of year, with the dark and the cold and the exams, one can find oneself feeling rather uninspired, so I thought would be nice to take a look at the most famous hairstyles the last decade.
In the 1910’s a style called curtain hair was very popular. This is a style where the hair is parted down the centre and then looped over a headband. The headband should be really extravagant, with beads, jewels and feathers. Like this:
During the 1920’s the infamous bob appeared. This was the first short-cut hairstyle for women since, well, ever! It therefore caused quite an uproar, and at first it was only the really hardcore feminists that dared to sport it. However, its popularity grew, and was immortalised by the actress Louise Brooks, as seen in this photo:
In the 1930’s waves was all the rage, varying from finger curls to bigger, sexier waves:
Curls stayed popular in the 1940s as well, but now the hair should be parted on the side, not the centre, of the head. Another popular style this decade was the chignon, which is basically a soft bun at the back of the head. If one wanted something more fancy one twisted the hair into French braids or used hair accessories:
And then there was the 50s. Ah, the 50s. Where to begin? Let’s have a look at some of the glorious options:
The French pleat:
I could go on and on, but I think we’ll stop here. What do you think? Which one of these do’s do you think deserve to get back in fashion?