Sunday, 13 May 2012

The Roaring 20's (And Event Styling)

"Coco" Chanel (taken from web)
The 1920's were an interesting decade for women's hair.  You could definitely say there was a hair revolution.  Women had traditionally worn their hair long, but in 1921, many women followed the lead of famous fashion designer "Coco" Chanel, and began chopping their locks into short bobs.  

Anna Wintour, longtime editor-and-chief of American magazine "Vogue" has adopted the bob as her trademark hairstyle and has worn nothing but a bob for years.  The bob still remains to be the most requested hairstyle in salons today.
Anna Wintour (taken from web)

With the onset of the "bob", came the finger wave.  Many famous movie stars began to have their hair formed into "S" shaped waves to soften the hard look of their new bobs.

Probably the most popular image of the 1920's, is that of the "flapper girl".  I'd kind of equate them with today's "hipsters".  They were known to go against the grain; they introduced provocative dance styles, risque fashion trends, not to mention risque behaviour.  They most certainly bobbed their hair, which remained unacceptable behaviour for quite some time.

Flapper Girl (taken from web)

Event Styling

I love to do period styling whether it be 20's, 30's, 40's, etc.  It brings something a little different to my work day.  I also love to do event styling.  When I style a client's hair for an event such as a wedding, a gala, or any kind of formal event, I feel such satisfaction seeing the finished look for their special event.

This past weekend I had the opportunity to do period styling for an event.  My wonderful sister-in-law to be was organising and attending a "Roaring 20's" themed event.  Needless to say, I had fun with this one.  Check out Sarah's finished look (BTW - It helps that she's a classic beauty)!

Sarah B.

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