The History Of Hair

1920’s¬†
In the twenties, the trend was to have really short hair. The blunt black bob was a hit, especially among the young flapper girls

ICONS:

  • Louise Brooks
  • Pola Negari
  • Gloria Swanson

1930’s
In the 30’s femininity came back into hairstyles. The hair was longer, but usually not over shoulder-length and women started curling their hair. Finger waves were the trend, but we also saw sausage curls and pin curls. Hats were also a big trend.

ICONS:

  • Ginger Rogers
  • Marlene Dietrich
  • Mae West

1940’s
The trend of longer hair kept going, some women even had hair past their shoulders. Most women wore snoods (fashionable hairnets). Most women only washed their hair once a week to maintain their curls for as long as possible

ICONS:

  • Judy Garland
  • Bette Davis
  • Rita Hayworth

1950’s
The fifties were more about glamour and familiarity. Straight hair was no-no, nearly all women curled their hair. Ponytails were finished off with a cute ribbon, especially with teenagers and the poodle cut was introduced

ICONS:

  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Elizabeth Taylor

1960’s
In the 60’s trends included such things as beehives, long tousled waves and pixie cuts

ICONS:

  • Twiggy
  • Mia Farrow
  • Brigitte Bardot

1970’s
Long hair with a center part was one of the most characteristic hairstyles of the 70’s. Big wavey hair was also popular, this required a lot of hairspray and a blow drier.

ICON:

  • Farah Fawcett
  • Debbie Harry
  • Jane Fonda

1980’s
The keyword for 80’s hair was BIG. Crimping irons were used excessively and there was a lot of backcombing going on, for females as well as males.

ICONS

  • ¬†Madonna
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • George Michael

1990’s
The decade of supermodels sexy hair and of course The ‘Rachel’.

ICONS:

  • Jennifer Aniston
  • princess Diana
  • Kate Moss

2000’s
The 2000’s don’t really have distinct style. It’s more of a mixture of everything we’ve seen throughout the years. Recently the ombre look and pastel colored hair has been popular.

ICONS:

  • Drew Barrymore
  • Rihanna
  • Cheryl Cole

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