Follow Hollywood’s lead to 1940’s hairdos –
Now see the lavishly illustrated concise history of 1940s fashion !!
Hats and hairstyles of the 1940’s, have teamed up so you don’t have to re-do your hair for every hat you wear. The smartest coiffures contrive to conform with and flatter bonnets and, returning the courtesy hats – from the generous off-the-face versions to pillbox hats that jut forward – are shallow and small crowned to sit lightly on the head and give full play to your chosen hairstyle.
1940’s hairdos – Greer Garson
You can be your own hairstylist this winter if you select one of the simple, up to the minute 1940’s hairdos illustrated above.
1940’s hairdos – Mary Beth Hughes
1940’s hairdos – Eleanor Powell
Eleanor Powell‘s gleaming coif illustrates the side pomp version which is so flattering to girls with well-moulded features. You can set these rolls to hold firmly by pinning two rows of pin curls to a side, winding each row in a different direction. When the curls are combed out, they interlock and hold better.
You can give a long bob an up-swept look by bringing up the side strands and folding them flatly against the temple, as done by Anna Neagle. Your back hair can drift into soft end curls or it may be brushed into satiny smoothness with the ends turned under as Mary Beth Hughes wears hers.
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Peggy Moran 1941 Hairstyle
Peggy Moran shows how attractive casual locks look when caught back with a barrette o tied up with a ribbon. At night, tuck fresh flowers in your clasp.
Laraine Day Hairdo
The younger stars love bangs because they are so versatile. For evening Laraine Day wears long, wavy bangs, beginning high on her head and caught and tied with a demure ribbon bow. Her hair is brushed high in back and molded into soft curls. Many stars prefer large, puffed-under bangs that amount to a reverse pompadour, but you’ll also see lots of straight, severe bangs, feather bangs like Greer Garson’s, bangs massed in ringlets and many other variations.
1940’s hairdos – Carole Landis
Then there are the close cropped hair styles that are casual and easy to manage and enchantingly feminine with their flattering ringlets and waves. Carole Landis wears a sleek, flattering coiffure of this type for evening.
Una Merkel favors a slightly longer variation with ringlet top curls and a smooth roll behind her ears.
Lynn Bari Hairstyle
Smart coifs for girls with longish hair or hair that’s growing out has always been a problem. Lynn Bari‘s flattering halo arrangement can be achieved if you have very long hair or a false braid to exactly match your own locks.
Another brand-new style for evening is to bring the hair up into a high coiled bun tied with a ribbon or accented with an ornament or flowers. Your front hair should be thinned and shaped so the coif can be softened with top-notch curls, puffy bangs or a pompadour.
So girls, why not sit down and experiment with Hollywood’s hairdos, trying all the new rolls, curls and twists that make modern hairstyles so lovely?
Best 1940’s Hairstyles for face shapes
- Oval face – keep coiffure simple. Bring hair off temples and brows and emphasize your oval contours.
- Round face – add to its length by building your hair full and soft above the ears with curls and waves.
- Square face – keep your hair soft and full at the sides to soften the jawline. Loose fluffy waves help.
- Thin face – get a more oval contour with a side part and by fluffing your hair at the sides.
- Long face – steer clear of big up-dos ( even though they are popular now). Go instead for bangs and look both different and attractive.
- High forehead – keep your hair smooth at top, bringing the hair in slightly at the temples.
- Diamond face – keep your hair fullness both above and below the ears, dressing the hair close to the cheeks.
That’s all !