1920s Hairstyles We Should Modernize for 2020

So far, 2020 is not at all what we expected it to be.

We hoped for a modern day version of The Great Gatsby, but instead were met with a global pandemic.

Nevertheless, there are still some ways we can bring the 1920s into the current era. No, not by throwing lavish soirées for the glitz and the glamour. We’re talking about hair here, people.

Give the Roaring Twenties the update it needs by modernizing these 1920s hairstyles for 2020!

1. Pringle Shingle

For the name alone, this hairstyle needs a modern 2020 version immediately. Could you imagine the Pringles-inspired looks we could see all over Instagram? We are both intrigued and terrified at the prospect.

A little history lesson here, the Pringle Shingle was a very daring look first worn by Aileen Pringle (hence the name). At the time, it was a more “manly” take on the classic bob look, as it was meant to accentuate the sideburns. Whether you’re a guy, gal, or non-binary pal, we believe anyone could find a way to weave this into modern day hair trends.

2. Eton Crop

Another sweetly short hairdo, the Eton Crop was a very daring style. Made famous by the iconic Jazz Age entertainer and activist Josephine Baker, it was meant to look so sleek, that it gave the illusion it was painted on.

Maybe the modern version of this look could be all of us actually painting our hair on every morning? Seems like it could really bring the creative out of all of us.

3. Earphones

Before Princess Leia popularized this look, women in the 1920s rocked the Earphones like there was no tomorrow. The two twisted buns on the side of the face was also referred to as “cootie garages,” because they could hide things.

We basically want a modern twist (yes, pun intended) on this look for the sole purpose of being able to hide things in our hair. Wouldn’t it be fun to whip out a lipstick tube or lighter as a party trick?

4. Windswept Bob

When we think of the iconic bob hairstyle, we often picture a very sleek and chic look. Though there were plenty of bobs that looked this way in the ’20s, there were also a ton of styles that were a bit less tame for curlier, thicker hair. And thus, the Windswept Bob was born.

This 1920s hairstyle could easily be given a modern update by those rocking the short, curly hair. At the very least, you could almost get away without styling their tresses.

5. Kiss Curls

This 20s hairstyle was relatively easy to create, no matter the look you were currently sporting. All it required was one single curl perfectly placed on the forehead or cheek to create a softer, more feminine appearance.

Though they’re already making a comeback, we’d like to see a lot more of the Kiss Curls in 2020.

6. Nervous Bob

Not everyone is willing to part with their long, luscious locks. We completely understand and so did many women in the 1920s. Though the bob was the undisputed hair trend of the era, many women with long hair still sported their version of the ‘do. Referred to as the Nervous Bob, this ’20s hairstyle was the ultimate faux bob.

Faux bobs have obviously made their way into the more modern years. Still, we believe there’s a way to modernize it even more. When you come up with the look, give us a ring.

7. Cloche Hats

Not so much a style, but an accessory, Cloche hats were everywhere you looked in the 1920s. It was the ’20s hat. They’re a very distinct style for the era, though they absolutely can be made to fit 2020, depending on how you style it.

They’re a very fitted style of cap that many women wore over their sleek bobs. Still, we could see you sporting this over a braided look or long, wavy tresses.

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It just feels so odd to think we’re in the ‘20s. Which got me thinking about 1920s fashion and how it’s really a little bit different to the fringed flapper dress and feathered headband that we might automatically think of. The 1920s was the first time that fashion could be deemed comfortable. Dresses were relatively loose fitting, particularly around the waist. The lines were straight up and down, quite boxy, often with a dropped waist and suited women with small boobs. By the mid ‘20s, skirt and dress lengths were raised to mid calf. This was actually considered shocking as previously anything showing the ankle was deemed outrageous… By 1927, hemlines were the shortest they had ever been and were raised to knee length. Historians tell me that if you saw anyone wearing a dress slightly above the knee, it was probably a hand me down as our knees weren’t truly liberated until the ‘60s. Everyone wore hats and in 1927, the cloche hat hit the big time! Prior to that wider brimmed hats were fashionable with the key feature being they were worn low and covered a lot of forehead. Shoes were mid height heels, usually quite chunky with a curve to them. No strap or single strap were the most popular. So next time you think ‘20s clothing, maybe you’ll think of one of these images or facts instead 💚 📷 Pinterest #fashionhistory #1920s #1920sfashion #20s but#droppedwaist #straightlines #kneelengthdress #clochehat #personalstyle #roaringtwenties #vintagestyle #vintagephoto #vintagestyle #dresshistory

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8. Brain Binder

The Brain Binder sounds a lot more harmful than it actually is. It’s essentially just a headband that circles the head. Sometimes called the “headache band,” it tends to be very tight fitting, though often ornate in design.

These types of headbands did see a bit of a resurgence years and years ago, but they weren’t nearly as stunning as those worn in the ’20s. We really could become 2020 flappers, if we find a version that works for this moment in time.

Of all these hairstyles, the bob really has stood the test of time. HERE’S why it has remained an iconic feminist symbol for over 100 years!

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