1940's Little Girl Hairstyle
What a darling little girl here in this black and white photo that looks to be a primary school portrait.
She has soft curls that were most likely created with pin curls placed on damp hair and then allowed to dry at which point they were gently brushed out. She has a side part and with the use of bobby pins, the strands are gathered into place. On one side the curls are placed above the ear and on the other side they are pulled over and centered behind a darling plastic bow clip which was quite popular with the feminine little girls. This is a short style that is cut at collar length in the back and on the sides the bottom of the ears are showing just a touch. She has medium brown locks to match her eyes. She has a shy looking smile.
Her blouse is white with ruffles on the collar and down the front. Her sleeves are puffy. This is truly an endearing photograph that shows the style for this decade.