30 Breathtaking 1920s Hairstyles

Think mystery, think elegance, think feminine beauty, and you get an idea of the hair fashion of the 1920s. There is something about 1920s Hairstyles that is invariably full of a formal appeal which makes you imagine dressy balls and sit-down dinners. A look at film shoots and pictures dating from the 1920s gives you a good idea about the fashion in those years. It was a time of careful dressing and elaborate hairstyles with a lot of emphasis on frames for the face. Waves were hugely popular as frames for the formally made up faces of 1920s heroines.

The Twenties were a time of experimentation with different hair fashions, ranging from the classy back brushed style to arrangements involving curls and locks. It is also a time that experimented a lot with short chic hairstyles. Most hairstyles of that era, from severely short crops, to long side ponytails, have a touch of wave for a soft and romantic look. A back brushed and pinned up style made the hairline smooth and formally neat. A typical style you find in movies from the Twenties is dramatically made up faces with a formal curl arranged carefully breaking the smooth hairline. Often the adventurous women of the 1920s went for more dramatic looks with a mass of short waves, or one or two curls dancing across both sides of the forehead. High street fashion meant plenty of play with pretty cloth hairbands while soft bangs let some hair escape over the forehead for a girly look. Fresh and feminine, magical and formal, these are the key notes of 1920s hair fashion for women.

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Black And White Style

This is the classy 1920s short hair look complete with a formal arrangement of waves and a side parting.

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Black And White Style

A Look At The 1920s

An elaborate arrangement of waves in this high updo comes together with a formal curl neatly placed across the forehead.

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A Look At The 1920s

1920s Glamour

A mass of short waves forms a frame around the face in this glamorous 1920s high fashion look.

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1920s Glamour

Retro Side Parted Hairstyle

The neat side parting shows off the beauty of the black dancing curls in this photoshoot inspired by 1920s fashion.

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Retro Side Parted Hairstyle

Favorite Era

Styled with a side pin and touch of waves this is a great blonde hairstyle that was common in the 1920s.

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Favorite Era

Beach Beauty 1920s

A shock of wild wavy hair cut really short brings out the glam flavor of 1920s beach fashion.

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Beach Beauty 1920s

1920s Street Fashion

An updo held in place with an elaborate cloth bow was regular 1920s street fashion. Check out the pretty front bangs that complete the retro look.

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1920s Street Fashion

Those Days

A soft wave rests romantically on the side of the forehead in this hairstyle that is a throwback to the 1920s.

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Those Days

1920s Long Hairstyle

A criss-cross style hair accessory keeps the side pinned hairstyle in place in this elaborate 1920s look.

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1920s Long Hairstyle

Hippie Classic Style

The sweet front bangs and side parting come together with a hair accessory to complete this bohemian hairstyle.

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Hippie Classic Style

That 1920s Look

Pretty front bangs are arranged across the forehead while the rest of the hair remains dancing in curls for a retro look.

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That 1920s Look

1920s Beauty

A neat system of small and elegant waves for short side parted hair takes you straight back to the 1920s.

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1920s Beauty

Celluloid Magic

Styled with a formal arrangement of curls and waves this is the classic Hollywood look in the romantic Twenties.

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Celluloid Magic

1920s Hair Fashion

Straight and smooth hair cut really short in a classic blunt hairstyle is jazzed up with a cloth hairband in classic 1920s fashion.

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1920s Hair Fashion

1920s Curls

Waves dance across the head in this beautiful 1920s short hairstyle. Check out the typical romantic curls creating a soft and dreamy look.

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1920s Curls

1920s Girl

The side parted look with a neat pin was the classic 1920s hairstyle statement for a modern girl on the move.

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1920s Girl

Those 1920s Waves

Take a look at the formal waves and center parting that lets the brushed hair effect get showcased in this 1920s hairstyle.

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Those 1920s Waves

Elegant 1920s Look

The waves of the hair create a beautiful pattern across the hairline while the center parting shows off the formal beauty of this hairstyle.

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Elegant 1920s Look

The Experienced Hairstyle

This center parted 1920s hairstyle gets a touch of wild in the stiff curls standing up on both sides of the head for a no-nonsense look.

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The Experienced Hairstyle

Coslin Photography 1920s Style

The elegant beauty of this 1920s hairstyle comes from the neat and careful placement of the curls. The side parting adds to the retro effect.

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Coslin Photography 1920s Style

1920s Mature Hairstyle

The hair is side parted and brushed back to complete the 1920s look for a mature woman with long slightly wavy blonde hair.

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1920s Mature Hairstyle

The Romantic 1920s

The Twenties were a time of great romance as you can see from the pretty curls arrangements in this soft and classy hairstyle.

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The Romantic 1920s

Soft Wavy Hairstyle

Gentle waves making for a soft and romantic look were a mark of 1920s hair fashion. Note the waves that fall softly across the side of the forehead.

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Soft Wavy Hairstyle

1920s Photoshoot

1920s mystery and magic come together in this cool fashion shoot with a hair net and accessories completing the picture.

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1920s Photoshoot

Simply 1920s

The side parting and back brushed look make for the carefully arranged formal hairstyle of the 1920s.

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Simply 1920s

1920s Short DHairstyle

A dense mass of waves kisses the side of the face in this formal 1920s hairstyle for short dark hair.

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1920s Short Hairstyle

Retro Spring Look

Check out the pretty arrangement of curls at the base of the neck and the flower accessories in this elegant 1920s inspired hairstyle photoshoot.

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Retro Spring Look

1920s Hairstyle

Short bangs rest across the forehead in this very short retro black hairstyle for independent modern women.

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1920s Hairstyle

At Home Hairstyle

A system of pins keeps the long hair updo in place in this regular hairstyle photo from the 1920s.

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At Home Hairstyle

Pinned Back Hairstyle

Shiny and elaborate waves form a gentle frame for the sides of the face while the side parting makes for a rich and formal Twenties look.

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Pinned Back Hairstyle

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