20s Hairstyles - Rank 8
The twenties, synonymous with water waves and the Charleston look! We still love the styling of this decade today! The absolute style icon of the time was none other than Coco Chanel. We show you which hairstyles and styles were in back then and which make-up was worn with them: Here you'll find all the tips & tricks for the most beautiful 20s looks! Because even today, these hair styles are perfect for a grand entrance.
Popular hairstyles of the Roaring Twenties
Why do we find the twenties so fascinating? It's not just the nostalgia, it's the glitz and glamour of the time with Berlin as the centre of art and culture. The First World War was over and cleared the way for new fashion, fashion and new images of beauty. One of the most striking looks of this time is the bob . It is tomboyish yet elegant - daring and bold! The water wave, on the other hand,in combination with fancy hair accessories, focuses on sensuality and sex appeal. It's time to revive the Charleston look - even if it's only for theme parties called "Roaring Twenties" or "The Great Gatsby"!
The most popular hairstyle of the 1920s to this day is the water wave, also called the finger wave. What makes the waves of this style so special is the sophisticated way they are laid. They are styled perfectly and close to the head and give the face an elegant frame. The length of the hair plays a subordinate role. This hairstyle is suitable for both long and shorter hair. It can also be created for fine and thicker hair. For the styling you need a comb, mousse, wavers, hair clips and hair lacquer.
Step by step to the water wave:
- Make a deep parting on the side.
- Then apply mousse to the hair while it is still damp.
- Now form a wave with the side parting strand. Do this strand by strand.
- Use hair lacquer or a long-lasting hairspray with a shiny finish to set the hair. Alternatively, a curling iron and shiny hairspray will work.
- The hair has to shine, because that's what this popular 20s hairstyle is all about!
Bob and pageboy
The bob together with a fringe was also a popular hairstyle in the roaring twenties. Sassy, quick to style and perfect for fine hair. Stars and actresses of the silent film era had made the bob cut a trend in Hollywood. The trademark: Square-cut hair worn chin-length and close to the head. The shingled bob, typical of the twenties, was a boyish cut with the nape of the neck cut into a V. The short hair was then water-waved. The short hair was then put into water waves. Alternatively, women loved the short pageboy cut with long fringes. The good news is that such haircuts can be easily styled with a straightening iron. You straighten the hair for everyday use from the roots to the tips( don't forgetheat protection spray!) and pin it up with a few hair accessories.
The faux bob was a socially determined hairstyle trend. Because in the twenties, far from all women wanted to cut their hair. The reason: cutting one's long hair was long considered a punishment for women. In contrast to today, a short haircut was a small rebellion back then, especially in a woman's personal and social environment. So, since even the not-so-brave ladies wanted to go with the trend, they simply faked the bob. They created a cheat bob and simply trimmed their long hair optically to chin length withhair ties and bobby pins.
Of course, glamour is no accident. The twenties were also a decade of nobly styled curls forevery hair length. The important thing here was that the curls or waves were not brushed out, but that the hair was literally put into curls . Even today, this elegant hairstyle can be seen at award ceremonies or on the red carpet in general.
What hair accessories were used in the 1920s?
If you have ever watched a film from the 20s, you will certainly remember the splendour of the ladies' hats. Back then, it was the bell hat that set the trend. Its trademark: The narrow, bent-down brim. Underneath, the ladies let their curls or water waves shine out - pure elegance!
Diamond chains as hair ornaments
Since the twenties stood for glitz and glamour, the hair also had to glitter. Sparkling diamond necklaces were popular, accentuating the effortful hairstyle and thus attracting all eyes.
Headband and feathers
If you want to create a 20s hairstyle quickly and easily, get yourself a headband, a feather ribbon in your hair and a cigarette holder in your hand - the Charleston Girls send their regards! Feathers are and were a must-have hair accessory for this decade. Hair bands also complete the 20s look.
Make-up in the 20s
Discreet during the day, elegant in the evening. The evening look in terms of make-up was determined by extra narrow eyebrows, dark red lips and staged eye make-up. Noble smokey eyes in shades of grey or brown, a little mascara and the eyes shone perfectly with the water wave of the hair. For the lips, a sensual, rather darker red was chosen and their shape was painted slightly pointed upwards. A matching rose-coloured blush completed the evening look in this extraordinary decade of awakening.