Vintage ideas are a great source of inspiration. Especially if they are as elegant and feminine as hairstyles in the style of the 20s of the last century. In today’s trends, they have a special place, in search of new refined and elegant images, stylists dedicated to the era of jazz and the golden age of Hollywood.
The twenties of the last century literally liberated women. The corsets were rejected forever, the skirts became incredibly short, bright decorative cosmetics and today still relevant figurative norms came into fashion. Hairstyles have changed beyond recognition, short haircuts that were once considered indecent are the most fashionable and desirable. The trend originated in Europe, but was quickly picked up by America and thanks to Hollywood and the universal love of cinema, fashion became global.
Basic haircuts that appeared in this decade have not lost their relevance today. The effect of a bomb produces “Garcon” (in the French version) or “Bubicopf” in German – haircut “under the boy”. At the same time, Superpopular “Bob”, “Square” and “Pixie” appeared in a variety of versions for the first time in women’s fashion today. Styling and hairstyles for short hair in the 1920s returned to trends as the vintage style became popular. The sophistication and sophistication of female images that complement these hairstyles perfectly almost a century ago are more fashionable than ever.
Fashion 20s of the 20th century: women’s hairstyles and their photos
One of the most expressive hairstyles of the twenties of the twentieth century is a very short four piece with a long, thick pony. Popular for the whole world, it was made by Parisian fashion ladies, this haircut fit perfectly to the style of the new fashionable image – relaxed and light and allowed to lead an active lifestyle. Ladies went to sports first and even got behind the wheel of a car. A Bob with a long bang is ideal for owners of straight hair, a haircut perfectly models the oval of the face, visually corrects its features and creates an emphasis on the eyes.
The simplicity of the “square” design is highly appreciated by fashion women of today – to achieve the perfect hairstyle and straight hair, all you need to do is wash, dry and, if necessary, stretch your hair. Additional fixation lacquer that is professionally trimmed “square” is not required. Haircut does not just fit in vintage style pictures, it’s almost perfectly combined with the latest pictures of today.
A completely different, but no less romantic, key reveals the dignity of the appearance of female hairstyles of the 20s bob – classic and asymmetrical at the same time. They are perfectly combined with pony, especially long and cut off obliquely, literally falling on the eyes. Such haircuts are perfect for owners of wavy or curly and simply fluffy hair from nature, on whom it is quite difficult to make daily styling.
This feminine and slightly naïve hairstyle with a touch of slightly curly curls was brought into fashion by Hollywood star Mary Pickford, a fashionable idol of the twenties. For modern fashionistas such a bob is a real find – there are many possibilities for designing such a hairstyle.
But to look absolutely stylish, only very effectively decorated haircuts are allowed, which open the neck completely and emphasize the line of the cheekbones. In addition to a well-designed, but rather loose contour these are the main features of the hairstyles of the 20s, which were emphasized and perfectly managed – the fragility and slenderness of the ladies.
It was not only the beauty ideals that are relevant today, but also the fashion of that time. Such hairstyles and hairstyles are superbly combined with simple, laconic lines of bodice and a luxurious neckline. Fashionistas of that time wore a boa made of exotic feathers or fur, in today’s day-to-day trends, scarfs and snoods, which look best with short or neatly styled hairstyles, are successfully replaced.
The haircuts, which became sensational at the time – deserve special attention – under the boy, especially “Garcon” and “Pixie”. In short, a haircut at the beginning of the last century was not even accepted among men, so the length of the haircut is “very much like a boy”. Be sure to open the neck and cheekbones haircut with a side parting and long asymmetrical pony – one of the hottest hits. Even the universal “Elf” masters this task, but only on the condition that the outline of the haircut is decorated with clean, not “torn” strands.
Clarity and clarity of the lines, which allow to emphasize the beauty of the exterior and at the same time absolute freedom in the choice of an individual style – that is what the stylist of the 20s appreciates. The effect enhances the purity and locality of the hair color, a characteristic feature of the fashion of this time.
Complex colors and toning types as well as exotic shades of hair dye and even total blond fashion were still ahead of us.
Pay attention to these elegant and sophisticated hairstyles in the 20s on these photos:
How to make a hair in waves in the style of the 20s (with photo)
Casual 20s style hair styling is usually easy, especially for short hair decorated in “Square”, “Bob” or “Pixie”. Straight hair is enough to straighten if necessary to get a neat silhouette and shiny hair.
Keep the contour line clear and strong, hold the proportions that best open the neck, and underline the cheekbones. For wavy hair, it is sufficient to spray to form clear curls that need to be beaten easily, even after the hairline contour lines that emphasize the style.
Of particular interest are evening hairstyles with waves in the style of the 20s, which are made on different lengths of hair. Waves can be laid long asymmetrical bang “Garcon”, they can also draw the entire volume of hair with a haircut “square”, as well as you can use the waves in the hairstyles of 20’s to medium hair. The principle of creating such waves is the same for every type of styling. To create them, you need styling styling, a hair dryer, a curler, hair clip and hair spray. The styling can be arbitrary, but to ensure a particular softness and clarity of the forms as well as the durability of the styling, it is best to use the means of strong fixation.
Washed and dried hair divided into a side parting. At the base of the crown separate a strand directly above the forehead and curl it with the help of a curling iron into a firm elastic curl. Do not let the strands cool down, wrap them with your fingers in a tight curl and secure the curl with a clip. Therefore, it is necessary to lay all hair from the head to the back of the head. Try to separate strands of equal size – laying in “waves” should be as accurate as possible. Without removing the clips, treat the hair lacquer strongly and loosen the strands. Comb your hair with a regular comb with sparse teeth, flatten the waves and sculpt them.
In these photos you will learn how to make hairstyles of the 20’s on medium-long hair with your own hands:
Hairstyles like America in the 1920s
Similarly, you can make hairstyles for long hair 20s, but in this case, most of the hair on the back of the head does not have to curl up. It is sufficient to arrange the wave strands at the crown and at the temples. The hair on the back of the head should be collected in a horizontal or “Greek” roll, the hairstyle should fully open the neck, but at the same time be sufficiently compact and smooth. To make the curls in a roll, collect all the hair, including ruffled tail freely deep on the back of the head and, with your hands or better yet, twister hairpins, roll a tight and clean horizontal roller. If necessary, reinforce it with rivets.
Regardless of making such hairstyles of the 20s, as in the day and evening version. For this decade, bright and colorful hair accessories were typical – straps and beautifully decorated headbands worn were shifted to the middle of the forehead. This look looks great on both sleek hairstyles and decorated “waves”.
Laying is only part of the picture, which must be worn either by stylized dresses, for example a dress with a low neckline or make-up. Similar hairstyles in 1920s America inevitably complemented the mysterious smoky eyes and bright red lipstick.
See how stylish and graceful images of women with 20s hairstyles look in these photos: