1930s hairstyles

This is an authentic photograph of a young woman taken in the 1930's. She has a typical bob hairstyle from that era and is wearing a plain skirt and blouse.

1930's Woman

Her hair is cut short right at about ear level. The part is on the side and the bangs are pulled over to the side and held in place with a clip. The bottom is curled with rollers that would have been set with wet locks and normally this would have taken place in the evening so that in the morning they could be removed and styled. Her top is short sleeve and conservative with it being buttoned to the top. The collar is tidy and starched. The skirt is pleated and full at the bottom and hits way past the knees. This was most likely the late 30's. Anklets were her choice to go with her plain white shoes. Her watch is small and dainty.

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1930's Girls

This is an endearing photo from about 1933 showing two siblings standing with their arms around one another. They both have bobs, one is straight and one is curly. The girl on the right has bangs with a length that hits just past the ears. This short style was very popular during this era as women were entering the workforce in numbers and wanted an easy care cut. The kids were given the same haircuts which saved time and energy. They are wearing sun suits that were typically one piece and these have halter tops that synch up at the neck. The bottom half is like shorts with full and loose legs.

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This modern day photo shows how to get the look of the 1930's while keeping an edgy feel to the hairstyle. This would be great for a vintage era themed New Years Eve Party or any time your creative juices start to flow in the direction of a new old style.

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Here is a great example of a 1930's man and his haircut. This vintage photo shows how the wave was used to lift the top up with pomade or oil.

1930s man

A side part was popular as the long bangs were pushed up and finger styled into a couple a waves that created height. The sides are short and shaved close the scalp above the ears. This is a young gentleman is in his late teens or early twenties.

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This is a great vintage photograph showing a grandmother with grandchildren standing in the yard wearing their Sunday best.

1930s Kids and Grandmother

The grade school age boys have short hair with a side part. The bangs are combed up and back in a slicked fashion. Generally speaking, boys of this time period usually wore their hair short on the sides and longer on top just to be able to style it in this way. This little girl has a sunbonnet on to protect her facial skin from the sun. Back then suntans were not fashionable for girls or women and they knew to protect themselves from the damaging rays. The girl is wearing a small cross necklace as it looks like this group is ready for church. Grandma has a simple updo popular of this time. Here is a close up of the kids.

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