The Top 10 Hairstyles 1940 as by the Paramount’s hairstyle and makeup departments:
The Best hairstyles of 1940 and who wore them
Barbara Stanwycks’ Long bob Sheba Curve. Scarlett O’Hara period chignon and snood. Dorothy Lamour’s pompadour. Paulette Goddard and Bette Davis’s coronet hairstyles. Joan Crawford’s pin curl hair. Claudette Colbert’s short bob. Carmen Miranda’s h.air dress. Ann Sheridan’s middy hairstyles. Olivia de Havilland’s up-swept hairstyles.
Miss Stanwyck’s long bob hairstyle was created for The Lady Eve, and introduces something entirely new —the Sheba curve. It is the longest bob ever worn by a star, measuring 16 inches from crown to tip. Miss Stanwyck has been training her hair for the past five years to attain the unusual length.
Paulette Goddard’s orchid-trim-med braided coronet for the Second Chorus movie , which first capitalized on the South American influence. This hairstyle was originated by Dolores Del Rio. who taught it to Miss Goddard for introduction in that picture.
Carmen Miranda‘s wonderful hair dress, rather than a hairstyle, in Down Argentine Way.The most exotic of the year and actually too extreme for the average woman to copy, but it’s so much fun to look at.
Bette Davis. Her hairstyle in The Letter, which set the extreme coronet mode with its roll entirely around the head.
Olivia de Havilland
That’s all !