Short Bob Haircuts – 12 Chic 1920’s Hairstyles to Try

The Short Bobs – 12 Versions to Try from the 1920’s The short bob. In 1924 the US National Hairdressers Association  – published this list of 12 popular bobbed hairstyles for women seeking to crop or bob their hair. “If you must do it”, read the headline “then show these guides to your local barber!” Serious business indeed. Well girls here…

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The Top Ten most sarcastic Flapper slang words.

The Top 10 most sarcastic Flapper slang words. Umbrella- young man any girl can borrow for the evening. Rock of Ages- any woman over 30 years of age. Face stretcher- old maid who tries to look young. Cellar Smeller- a young man who always turns up where there’s free liquor to be had. Corn Shredder- young man who dances on…

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1920s Style Make-up Application – Vintage guides to download

1920s Make-up Application Techniques – Original guide for download. A rare vintage 1920s beauty guide with instructions on the makeup application techniques of the flapper era. You’ll adore it. It’s a beautifully illustrated and restored e-book from an original beauty guide for women from 1925 by wealth socialite Marjorie Oelrichs.Packed with feminine advice for young ladies in an era of…

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The Flapper By Dorothy Parker

The great acerbic writer Dorothy Parker wrote this famous ode to the flapper. The Flapper By Dorothy Parker The Playful flapper here we see, The fairest of the fair. She’s not what Grandma used to be, — You might say, au contraire. Her girlish ways may make a stir, Her manners cause a scene, But there is no more harm…

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An Original Flappers Guide to 1920’s Make-up.

Advice from a Society Dame in 1927 – Advice from a society Dame to women on the ‘art of making up’ for that ‘ special night out’ ! Adapted from ‘ Home beauty Course’ by Marjorie Oelrichs -1927. ( Excerpt from Make-up & Beauty – A 1920s Guide – available from vintagemakeupguide.com ). Darling – before you head for the…

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Flapper Hairstyles – A 1920’s Revolution

1920’s Flapper Hairstyles Revolution Bobbed hair was first made popular by dancer Irene Castle, as far back as 1916, is the definitive hairstyle look for the 1920’s. Known as the Castle Bob it was simply a tousled straight round cut that was level with the lobes of the ears. As the 1920’s advanced, it became synonymous with the flapper look….

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1920’s It Girls – Louise Brooks and Clara Bow

Louise Brooks and Clara Bow, possibly the two greatest female screen icons of 1920’s beauty style. Their individual beauty helped define the flapper look and the jazz age of the roaring twenties.This film celebrates them both. If you should ever need a definitive tutorial or just some tips on 1920’s, fashion, dress, bob hairstyles, clothing and the makeup look of…

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1920’s Fashion – Women’s Dress and Style

We have now updated this popular post to a much more in-depth and fully illustrated page – A Concise Illustrated History of 1920s Women’s Fashion ! Also if you’re a fan of the 1940s, read the Concise history of fashion – 1940 to 1949. They’re entertaining and an educational read and packed with oodles of imagery and links. Each is a BIG page…

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1920’s Makeup Tutorial

The Art of 1920’s makeup and beauty. A 1920’s makeup tutorial. If you’re planning a Gatsby themed party, or just want to release the flapper within you. Here are some resources, tutorials and videos for you to watch. Learn how to achieve that iconic 1920’s makeup flapper look. 1. Our Original flappers guide to 1920’s make-up from 1927 – written…

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1920’s Flapper makeup

Flapper Makeup For a full How to Apply 1920s Makeup Tutorial Check out The makeup Look Timeline Also The History of Glamour makeup Prior to 1920, wearing makeup could be a dangerous proposition. It contained chemicals such as lead, sulfur and mercury. Beyond the health risks, it was not proper for nice girls to wear makeup. Those who did wore…

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