Sunday, 19 June 2011

Evolution of Hairstyles

First proper post!
1920's
During the 1920's women were trying to show that they're just as equal to men. The hair was short, bobbed and waved styles, signifying the new independent, free-spirited, free-woman ethos of the day. Women often based their styles on those featured in cinema and theater at that time.



1940's
Women continued to follow the styles of the stars of that time but the hair was more feminine. It usually had long soft curls. Many women, however, had neater hair as they were working in factories while their husbands were away fighting in the war.


1950's
With the war over, glamour became more popular. This 'glamour hair' trend was set off by Hollywood starlet's such as Marilyn Monroe. This style is still very popular today and is known as the 'pin-up hairstyle'.


1960's
Women were again moving back into the workplace and needed more suitable hair. Many women had backcombed hair or 'the beehive' and had a long fringe. The pixie cut was also very popular at the time.


1970's
Very long hair was worn by both men and women. One of the most popular looks at this time was the 'feathered look' or 'Farrah hair' which was made popular by Charlie's Angel star Farrah Fawcett. The use of products were limited as the aim was to have 'natural' looking hair.


1980's
The 80's were a time when both men and women showed off brighter and more unique hairstyles. With pop icons such as Madonna, Boy George and Cindy Lauper, it's no surprise that fans worldwide set trends inspired by them. Many people had one side shaved and the other long, teased into a high poof or just thrown into a side ponytail.


1990's
Styles were constantly changing and almost anything was acceptable. Hairstyles were inspired a lot by Rachel from Friends (Jennifer Aniston) and Meg Ryan. Many people during this time went blond.



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