1920s Hair and Makeup
The Roaring 20s, The Gatsby Era
Remember the "roaring 20's"? Me either, but I do remember all of the images, movies and stories that I have experienced over my lifetime which have left an impression of this incredible decade. Following the shock and hard times of WWI, the twenties were dubbed the "Jazz Age" by F. Scott Fitzgerald (author of The Great Gatsby). Prosperity and Prohibition marked the decade that saw unprecidented wealth as the economy soared. Prohibition made millionaires out of bootleggers.
The flapper who did not truly emerge until 1926 is the traditional image of the 20s that we think of. According to Fashion Era:
"A fashionable flapper had short sleek hair, a shorter than average shapeless shift dress, a chest as flat as a board, wore make up and applied it in public, smoked with a long cigarette holder, exposed her limbs and epitomised the spirit of a reckless rebel who danced the nights away in the Jazz Age."
In this hub I wish to direct you, my reader to the best resources available for creating this bold image of a 1920s woman through hair and makeup. Whether it be for a Halloween costume, play or plain old research I offer you my resources. I would also love to hear from you what are your thoughts and suggestions about 1920s hair and makeup?
Great Gatsby Hair
Really Excellent video on applying makeup for 1920s look
Books Flapper Style
- The Lovely Art Of Fingerwaving
What is a finger wave you ask? Well, I will tell you, gather around boys and girls. Once upon a time when I attended "beauty school" as the only foreseeable way to graduate from high school in 1981, I was...
- The Bob
Hairstyles of the 1920s created more controversy in hair fashion than in any other period of American culture. And one hairstyle, known simply as ¾ “the bob,”
- Hairstyles of the 1927 Woman
The following 1920's haircare article by Broadway and Hollywood actress Ann Harding and pictures of bobbed hairstyles are taken from 1927 issues of the Ladies Home Journal