The Evolution of Women's Hairstyles

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  • Banduex

    Banduex
    The banduex of many different widths became a common accerory for women of the Regency Era
  • Bonnet

    Bonnet
    Worn by women during the Regency era when the would venture out in public.
  • Jane Austen's hairstyles

    Jane Austen's hairstyles
    Woman started to wear their hair parted in the center and smoothly pulled back, when in public would wear bonnets.
  • Victorian Hairstyle

    Victorian Hairstyle
    Women during this period women would wear long loos curls along side their gead and pinned their hair up loosely at the back of their head.The more wealthy women commonly dressedthier hair up with ribbons and plums.
  • Crimping

    Crimping
    During the Victoria era the new styling technique 'crimping" was introduced where women world use a falt iron to create small little waves in their hair
  • Titus

    Titus
    The hairstyle "titus" became popular around the 1880s where the womens hair was cut short around the face. The rest of the hair was layered and pulled back and theshoter hair surrounding the face was curled.
  • Pompadours

    Pompadours
    By the late 1880s women started to adopt the hair style called pompadours, hair pieces were used to make womens hair look thicker and fuller. The hair was worn high on top of the forehead and the poof was decorated with jewels and eathers.
  • Edwardian Era

    This period corresponded to the brief reign of Queen Victoria's son, King Edward VII from 1901-190. This era was marked by dramatic social change, produced abudnacne and new revolutionary inventions. Luxury and wealth demised by the end of of the First World War. Unlike the century beforehand, women began washing their hair frequently when shampoos appeared around this time. Henna and sulfate of iron were used to darken hair and dioxegen and ammonia were used to lighten it.
  • 1920s, Decade of the Bob

    1920s, Decade of the Bob
    The bob haircut was one fo the most controverisal haircuts of the 20th century. The trend was influenced by renown ballroom dancer Irene Castle who cut her hair for convenience which triggered a revolution following into the 1920s. Free spirited youth readily accepted this trend; this rebellious hair style was merely an element of societal norms and values in the 1920s.
  • 1924, Boost in Beauty Salons

    1924, Boost in Beauty Salons
    From 5 years ago, the amount of beauty salons in the United States increased from 5,000 shops to 21,000 shops. The bob hairstyle was in such high demand that beauty businesses flourished.
  • 1930s, Naturally

    1930s, Naturally
    The hairstyles became more natural after the Great Depression that affected the economy of the whole world in 1929 although women had a tendency to wear perms. Hair had a more feminine style and was worn at necklength versus the short bob of the 1920s. A new fashion trend was that women wore their hair blonde like Jean Harlow.
  • The 1940s, Modern Do's

    The 1940s, Modern Do's
    A lack of sense of established moral values and a feeling of vulnerability within society was prevelent after sociological changes from 1939-1945 such as the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This existentialism point of view is expressed in every artistic element of this ear which transferred to fashion and beauty. Longer hair, bangs, and sideburns first came into style, which eventaully led into the initial look of the Beatles in teh 1960s.
  • Style Inspirations in the 1950's

    Style Inspirations in the 1950's
    In the early 1950's, many women found inspiration in the hairstyles of Betty Page and Audrey Hepburn, with their sleek ponytails and short fringed bangs. Chignons, or low buns worn at the back of the neck, were also a popular updo style during this time.
  • Short Hair in the 1950's

    Short Hair in the 1950's
    Shorter, cropped hairstyles for women also emerged during this time. Popular styles included "The Italian Boy", "The Petal Coif" and the pixie cut. Women used cocktails hats to compliment their shorter styles.
  • Long Hairstyles in the 1950's

    Long Hairstyles in the 1950's
    Longer hair during the 1950's was typically styled flat to the head in a French pleat. Popular updos worn by women were the French Twist and the Beehive.
  • Incoming Trends of the 1960's

    Incoming Trends of the 1960's
    While Beehives continued to be a popular style during the 1960's, women saw the emergence of more bouffant styles through the use of hair products and techniques like rollers, backcombing and teasing.
  • Short Hairstyles in the 1960's

    Short Hairstyles in the 1960's
    Famed hairstylist, Vidal Sassoon, perfected the inverted bob, making it an instantly popular style for women with short hair. Another pioneer in the short hairstyle movement was actress Mia Farrow. Many women sought after her pixie-like, cropped cut.
  • Long Hairstyles in the 1960's

    Long Hairstyles in the 1960's
    Long, flowing hair was all the rage for women with longer locks. To keep their strands out of their face, headbands were widely used and became a popular hair accessory during this time.
  • Other Popular Styles in the 1960's

    Other Popular Styles in the 1960's
    Bouffant, French Coiffures were highly popular in the 1960's. Pageboy styles and "The Flip" were also common styles women were drawn towards. In 1969, women took inspiration from men and a rise in the Unisex Look began.
  • Natural Styles Emerge in the 1970's

    Natural Styles Emerge in the 1970's
    The 1970's brought a natural sense of style for women's hair. There were not as many accessories used as in the 1950's and 1960's.
  • Long Hair in the 1970's

    Long Hair in the 1970's
    Many women began parting their hair in the center, with long layers flowing down the sides. Curled layers of hair, or "Wings", were a popular style for women with long layered hair. Farrah Fawcett was one of the pioneers of this particular style.
  • Other Popular Styles in the 1970's

    Other Popular Styles in the 1970's
    In the 1970's, various techniques to create a new form of curls was highly popularized. Braids were often worn but women began to covet the crimped look of their hair after the brain had been taken out.
  • The Two Styles of the 1980's

    The Two Styles of the 1980's
    In the early 1980's, women's hairstyles were divided into two main categories: high matenance or easy care.
  • High Maintenance Hairstyles of the 1980's

    High Maintenance Hairstyles of the 1980's
    Women who flocked towards this category had big, poufy hairstyles that demanded an adundant amount of hairspray. Many women would visit the salon to perm their hair to create large curls to create a bigger hairstyle. The demand of highlights increased during this time due to women seeking bigger, "better", hair.
  • Easy Care Styles in the 1980's

    Easy Care Styles in the 1980's
    With Princess Diana being an icon for many women during this time, it isn't surprising that they also loved her hairstyle. She inspired shorter, layered cuts, like the wash and leave perm.
  • Natural Styles Reemerge in the 1990's

    Natural Styles Reemerge in the 1990's
    In the early 1990's, women sought out hairstyles that were not as big and extreme as the 1980's. The styles were still large, but much more natural and sexy.
  • A Style Icon Emerges in the Mid-90's

    A Style Icon Emerges in the Mid-90's
    In 1995, Jennifer Anniston shot to fame after appearing on the television show, Friends. Her chunky, chopped hairstyle, dubbed "The Rachel", was one of the most sought-after hairstyles during this era.
  • Popular Hair Accessories in the 1990's

    Popular Hair Accessories in the 1990's
    The use of hair accessories was much more common during the 1990's. Butterfly clips, chunky highlights, layers, scruchies, headbands and bandanas were widely used during this time.
  • The Return of Past Styles

    The Return of Past Styles
    Throughout the 2000's many styles from past generations have reemerged and been modernized. Both short and long hairstyles have been popular throughout this period of time.
  • Long Hairstyles in the 2000's

    Long Hairstyles in the 2000's
    Popular long hairstyles in this period of time have been long layers styled in soft, beachy curls or waves. With the popularization of the flat iron, pin straight hair has also been common among women.
  • Short Hairstyles in the 2000's

    Short Hairstyles in the 2000's
    The return of the pixie cut, as well as a longer, shaggy pixie, has been common among many women in present day. Structured bobs, like that made famous by Victoria Beckham, have also been sought-after cuts.
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    The Regency Era

    Hairstyles of this ear resembled that of Greek and Roman styles, wome would have curls on thier forehead and above thier ears held back in a knot or bun. Womens hair was worn in ornamental combs, bonnets and silk ribbions.
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    The Victorian Era

    during this era women wore their hair closer to thier head usualy in a high bun or knot. It became popular to have your hair styled by a hair dresser rather than doing thier own hair. The hair style of this time was very much French influenced.
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    The Edwardian Era

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    The 1920's

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    The 1930's

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    The 1940's

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    The 1950's

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    The 1960's

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    The 1970's

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    The 1980's

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    The 1990's

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    The 2000's to Present Day