1920’s Hairstyles for Face Shapes

1920’s Hairstyles for your face shape

1920's Hairstyles for Face Shapes - Pola Negri
1920’s Hairstyles for Face Shapes – Pola Negri

The 1920’s bob hairstyles craze, quickly brought home some hard truths. Your hair could determine how you looked, depending on your face shape. Alternately, your 1920’s hairstyle could determine your looks, depending on your face shape.

Another browse through the 1926 personal style book “Making the most of your looks, by Dorothy Stote” brings us to hairstyles !

A Guide to 1920’s Hairstyles for Face Shapes

Your Forehead

If it is smooth and unlined and your expression is calm and unperturbed. Instead of pulling your hair back in a severe arrangement, exposing your brow, try this style.

1920's Hairstyles for Face Shapes
For eyes that are too small, the hair should be worn low on the forehead, or with a bang or fringe. With a triangular face and broad high forehead, the hair should be slanted across the temples to lessen breadth, and to give even proportion

Hairstyle for Triangular Face Shape

Well, if your face is too triangular, with a broad high forehead and pointed chin, slant your hair across your temples so as to lessen the breadth and give more even proportions. You can come pretty close to controlling the shape of your entire face by the way you do your hair.

You can exert an amazing influence on your eyes with one of the new 1920s coiffures. Are they too small for real beauty? Then wear your hair low, or with a bang or fringe almost touching your eyebrows. ( some mascaro will help small eyes to be more prominent !). You will be surprised to see how this will increase the interest and size of the eyes. Try this, then pull the hair straight back from the forehead and notice the difference.

1920's Hairstyles for Face Shapes
For a neck that is too long and thin, the hair is best when coiled in a low knot. When the features are small and fine, the hair should follow the contours of the face and head like a sleek cap.

Hairstyle for Round Face Shape

Is your face too round? Curve your hair well out on your cheeks to conceal some of the surface. With this, and with your rouge placed some distance from the nose, you materially reduce facial circumference. With a round face the hair should never be parted in the middle, but should have, rather, a side parting, and should be worn well off the forehead.

Or is your face too long and thin? Then you will want to draw your hair back softly and dress it low at the sides. This helps to round out the contours.
If your neck is long and thin, wear your hair low in the back, so as to take up some of that length. If it is short and thick, keep the hair away from it.

1920's Hairstyles for Face Shapes
A V shaped cut at the back gives a slenderizing line to a too thick neck.

Small fine features are almost lost sight of, when coupled with a fluffy coiffure. But hair that follows the contours of the face and head like a sleek cap will give full play to such features and bring them into much greater importance.

Think before you Crop your Hair !

With the many short hairstyles of the 1920s, there is no excuse for having an unbecoming 1920’s bob. But before you go to have your hair cut off, or before you go the next time to get it trimmed if it is already short, have a conference with the frankest of friends, the ever faithful mirror !

1920's Hairstyles for Face Shapes
A – The hair should be cut short at the sides if the face is too full and round. B – If the face is long and thin, it is better to have the hair fairly long at the sides.

Shall you have your hair cut V shape in the back? If your neck is too thick, pray do. That point is slenderizing, and gives a nice line to a thick neck. Remember also that for a thick neck, the sides of your hair should be kept fluffy, and for a thin neck, the ends should be plain and close to the face.

With a full face the hair should be cut quite short on the sides, for this will help to take away from an undesirable roundness, but if your face is long and thin, the longer your hair is cut at the sides the less noticeable this facial length will be. What about bangs? They are becoming to certain types, but not to all. A high forehead may have them, a low forehead may even be improved with a short bang, but the round fat face will seldom gain anything by the addition of a fringe or bang.

That’s all !
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