Iconic 1920’s Hairstyles – The Pringle Shingle

Aileen Pringle’s Mannish Bob in 1925

Iconic 1920's Hairstyles - The Pringle Shingle
Iconic 1920’s Hairstyles – The Pringle Shingle of 1925

Who would have thought, when bobbed hair first came into vogue, that there would be so many variations of it? The mere conventional 1920’s bob was thought dreadfully extreme. One of the more iconic 1920’s hairstyles was the Shingle worn by Aileen Pringle in 1925.

Shingle hairstyle - 1925
Iconic 1920’s Hairstyles – The Pringle Shingle 1925. Front and side view

The Dutch boy haircut, which frames the head and discreetly covering her ears, in womanly fashion, is now tame by comparison.

Aileen-Pringle-Shingle haircut of 1925
Shingle haircut – Aileen Pringle in 1925

Screen vamp Aileen Pringle’s new boyish bob has certainly turned heads in Hollywood. However unlike Leatrice Joys severe crop for her new film The Clinging Vine, Miss Pringle has chosen a more conservative 1920’s hairstyle with her new shingle. She has, t’is true, brushed her hair well back over the ear ( my sainted aunt !!).

Leaving only mannish side burns. She has cautioned her barber to use circumspection in clipping the back. She has retained a well rounded feminine effect, which shows off to advantage her shapely head. The bangs in front give a feminine touch that offsets the masculinity of the side view.

Aileen-Pringle-Shingle haircut of the 1920's
Iconic 1920’s Hairstyles – The Pringle Shingle

But the papers are already calling it ‘the Pringle Shingle‘ and it is set to be one of the more copied 1920’s bob style.

That’s all !

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