1930s Hair and Makeup
Feast to Famine
With the close of the 1920s came the crash of the stock market (October 1929) and with that came an expedited change in attitude about hair and makeup. Gone were the days of the rebellious flapper, replaced instead by a softer look. A softer, more feminine style replaced the boyish, flapper look of the twenties. The Great Depression ushered in a philosophy of thrift and admonished the reckless spending associated with the roaring 20s.
Makeup was less severe and hairstyles were too. Soft feminine curls replaced the sharp boyish flapper look. The stress of the depression was often alleviated, if not temporarily, by escape into a dark movie theatre where the glamorous Hollywood movie star worked her magic on defining fashion even further. Just look at the images of Greta Garbo, Myrna Loy, Ginger Rogers and Mae West to get an understanding of what women found fashionable during this era.
Greta Garbo, Myrna Loy, Ginger Rogers and Mae West
Great how to website on specific styles including: Finger Waves, Water Waves,Brush Curling, Pin Curling
- 1930s Hair Dos
Great informative resource with lots of pictures!
- 30s Fashion
Picture laden page with historical information about hairstyles and fashions of the 1930s
- Black Beauty and Talent!
Photos of Black Beauties of Entertainment of the 1930's and 1940's. Eunice Wilson, Lavada Carter, Lavaida Carter, Isabel Washington, Dorothy Van Engle, Katherine Perry, Hazel Diaz, Cotton Club, Plantation Club, Valda, Maurine Garrette, Anise Boyer, M
- 1930s Makeup
Information about the makeup of the 1930s with a good amount of pictures
Informational page on the look of the 1930s woman through makup