Hairstyles from the 1940s include updos and peek-a-boo bangs. Women everywhere have their own versions of the updo, another great style in 1940s hair. If your hair is shoulder length or longer, the updo is easy. It’s a great option for bad hair days, and all it requires is a paddle brush, a comb, a hair elastic, and bobby pins.
Few styles are as gorgeous as 1940s hair. The rationing of clothing and fabrics during World War II made women concentrate on making their hair as beautiful as possible. While some of the styles looked complicated, 1940s hair can be replicated with just a few tools: bobby pins, hair elastics, curlers or a curling iron, a comb, and a hairbrush. We're going to look at one of the most popular styles of 1940s hair, the top reverse roll.
The “updo” is one of the most popular 1940’s retro hairstyles. To recreate a 1940’s updo, requires knowledge and a few basic skills. Once you’ve mastered the technique, you can quickly create a 1940's retro updo in very little time.
Retro hairstyles are hot right now—from 1940’s retro hairstyles like finger waves to modern versions of the 1960’s bouffant. These looks are pure glamour, and they are fun choices for everyday glamour, special occasions, weddings, and proms. You could even work a more extreme retro hairstyle, like Swiss Miss braids into a party costume.
Want to create rockabilly hairstyles? You're in good company. The word “rockabilly” used to refer to early rock and roll country music of the 1940s and 50s. Today, rockabilly is an entire subculture that embraces vintage style, right down to creating hot rockabilly hairstyles.
Want to learn how to create rockabilly hairstyles?
True rockabilly hairstyles require hair to be cut into layers that are about 4 inches long all around, except for in front of the ear. It should be about 3 inches long there. Hair in the back can remain long—up to 10 inches long. If you don’t want to commit to the haircut, mid-length hair can be coaxed into a rockabilly hairstyle with some extra patience.