Waves, bob and microchip: 17 trending hairstyles of the 1920s, relevant today

Juliette Morgan
Juliette Morgan
Waves, bob and microchip: 17 trending hairstyles of the 1920s, relevant today

Fashion historians note that almost every trend usually goes through a 20-year cycle before returning to fashion again. This theory is clearly confirmed by the hairstyles of the 1920s, which, after passing several cycles of 20 years, were again on trend in the 2020s. Sculptural waves, bob and pixie haircuts, light curls, bright headbands and hair accessories are all that came to us from the jazz era and has been revived over the past few years. The only difference, perhaps, is that in the 1920s such styling was part of the everyday image, while in modern times they are still made for a special occasion — whether it is a magnificent celebration or a red carpet. In the new material, Musthub tells about the most popular hairstyles of the early XX century, which have not lost their relevance today.

Futuristic waves

Futuristic waves, like Cara Delevingne's in this photo, look very stylish and relevant, despite the fact that they came to us from the 1920s. To repeat this image, it will be necessary to carry out preparatory work: to twist the Hollywood waves, and then properly fix them at the hairline with a gel or varnish, so that even the most ferocious wind is not afraid of them.

Glitter mixed with sculpting gel will help to give an additional shine to the hairstyle. Of course, it will not be easy to remove such a number of styling products from the head later, but sometimes beauty really requires sacrifices!

Sloppy bob

Bob is perhaps the most popular female hairstyle of the 1920s. Despite the short length of the hair, the ladies of that era always found a way to somehow diversify their styling. One of them — careless bob-is still relevant today.

To curl such curls in a retro style with straight tips, special forceps or an iron will help. The final touch is the application of a glitter spray to the strands.

Natural waves

This hairstyle is most suitable for owners of hair that is very curly by nature. They can only dry their small curls naturally, make a parting on one side and fix the curls at the hairline with a gel. The remaining hair will only need to be collected in a low fluffy tail or bun.

Waves with your fingers

Curling hair with fingers was a very popular method in the 1920s and early 1930s, and then this styling returned to fashion with the filing of Madonna, Missy Eliot and other stars already in the middle of the 1990s. The main feature of this styling is the creation of waves at the hairline without using a hot curling iron.

You can repeat this styling by pinching the hair between your fingers and combing them in an alternating direction so that the resulting curl visually resembles the letter S in shape. First, stylists usually spray their hair with a special curling agent, and only then they start the process.

This technique only seems difficult at first, but it is enough to watch a few step — by-step tutorials on YouTube and understand the main principle of styling-and you can easily repeat this retro-technique at home and without outside help.

Soft waves

Another fashionable styling option straight from the 1920s is suitable even for owners of fairly short hair. The main thing here is to curl your hair in one direction, then carefully comb the resulting waves and fix them with the help of invisibles as soon as your soul wishes. Such soft waves do not require rigid fixation, so at the very end you can only sprinkle the resulting hairstyle with varnish a little.

Fake Bob

Although bob was the most popular hairstyle in the 1920s, not all women of that time decided to immediately part with the previous hair length for the sake of fashion. Many resorted to a little trick — they made an artificial bob, which visually made their hair shorter.

Now Taylor Swift and her many star colleagues continue to resort to this butihak. To make such a decoy, you should collect your hair in a low loose tail or braid, and then turn it towards the neck and fix it on the back of the head with invisibles. Now it remains only to straighten the strands and give the fake bob the desired shape.

Sculptural waves

There are many ways to repeat this popular retro-laying these days. If you do not have curlers at hand, then use a curling iron. Use a styler to walk along the entire length of your hair, giving it a wave shape. When working with a curling iron, it is important to fix the strands at the ends properly — this will help the hairstyle to maintain the desired shape for a long time. As soon as the curls cool down, lay them as you need, and fix the result with a hair husky.

Voluminous pixie

The pixie haircut, along with the bob, was also very popular in the 1920s. It is quite simple to repeat such a styling, which will look trendy even today. First, dry your hair with a hair dryer and a round comb, and then finish the styling with a few movements with an iron-it will help give even the shortest strands the desired wave shape.

Curvy bob

If you don't want to lick your hair too much when creating a wavy bob, try a more natural styling option. First you need to properly wind your hair — it is better to use for this purpose not only a curling iron, but also curlers. Now comes the most crucial moment: it is necessary to thoroughly beat the curls with a comb and give them the desired shape. When the bean becomes quite lush, just lightly fix it with varnish.

Wave and parting

To create any fashionable hairstyle in the style of the 1920s, regardless of the length and other details, there are only two important rules. A clear parting on one side is one and a wave-curled bang at the hairline is two. Everything else, in fact, it does not matter, so you can easily make a careless and not having an exact name hairstyle, like Michelle Williams in this photo,and you will automatically find yourself in the trend.

A curl on the forehead

The iconic American-French dancer and singer of the jazz era liked to go on stage with a gel-fixed curl on her forehead during her performances. Now such an unusual retro layout is also quite popular among many stars. Its modern version looks especially interesting on the hair braided in small pigtails.

Wavy Pixie

Clearly defined, sculptural waves will look great on a short pixie haircut. Special hairdressing hair clips will help to achieve this effect. You can also make wavy curls with the help of fingers — we have already described this method in detail several points above.

Curls on short hair

To create careless curls on short hair, you will only need special hairdressing clips or simple invisibles. Pre-spray your hair with a styling product, form several round curls with your hands, and then fix them with clips or hairpins. Leave it like this for a while — the styling will do itself!

Hairstyle of the "Great Gatsby"era

In the era of brilliant jazz, alcohol and noisy parties of the XX century, which Francis Scott Fitzgerald colorfully describes in his novel "The Great Gatsby", women especially loved styling with bright headbands and various accessories. This hairstyle looks quite relevant today, besides it is quite simple in execution. Simply curl careless curls with a curling iron or an iron and complete the image with a bandage or an accessory to your taste.

Bob and the microchip

This exotic version of the hairstyle, which came to us straight from the 1920s, will suit the most daring and experimenting natures. An ultra-short bob combined with a microfibre looks very futuristic these days. By the way, earlier women with such a hairstyle often slightly curled the ends of their hair, but nowadays a smooth version of this styling looks more modern.

Curl on the hairpin

And here is another styling option from the 1920s, which looks very stylish in the 2020s. To repeat the hairstyle, like Diana Kruger's from the red carpet, it is enough to make one bright accent — to wind the bangs into one large curl, securely fix it with varnish, and then pin it with beautiful invisibles near the face. The rest of the hair is better collected in a low bun at the back of the head.

Light curls near the face

This hairstyle is suitable for those who are against rigid fixation and like to make a slight carelessness in the image. Pull your hair back and leave only the bangs free. Comb it on one side and curl the strands at the face on a large curling iron. When the curls cool down a little, fluff them a little with a comb and only slightly fix the strands with varnish.

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