1920s hairstyles

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This vintage photo of a couple from the 1920's shows a perfect example of the bob with finger waves.

1920's Wavy Bob

A side part is where the side swept bangs begin and they are close to the scalp with defined waves. Bobby pins were usually used on wet hair at night to hold the shape for morning when they were removed. The length is just below the ears. You might also like this picture from the same time period: 1920's Wavy Bob.

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Jet black with short bangs that are cut straight across make this bob a vintage beauty with influence from the 1920's and 1930's.

vintage bob

The inverted concept is showing the back shorter than the front with the ends in front being brushed forward into a point at the chin. This is a very straight style that is cut at jaw length.

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What fun a 1920's wavy bob is with a forehead band in black and a feather attached to it.


The dramatic make-up and pearls adds to the vintage look.

This short bob if full of vintage flair and is straight on top with small curls around the bottom.

Vintage Bob

A flat iron helps to straighten the top layers while the bottom edge sports bends. The bangs split at a side part to open the forehead. This is a fun short hairstyle for a formal event. A professional relaxer treatment helps to gain the texture needed to get a style like this one if the strands are naturally kinky curly.

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This is a vintage 1920's wavy bob:

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

This would be a beautiful look for a holiday party and would be possible to do with long hair if the back was put up in an updo. Shorter layers would be necessary near the front for the bob look. Charlize has crimped waves here which was ever so popular back in the roaring 20s. She is poised here at AFI FEST 2009 "The Road" Premiere.

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