Hairstyles Of The 1940s

The 1940s was a time of glamor. Penciled eyebrows, bright red lipstick, false eyelashes and hair either styled up or curled was popular. Hair styles in this decade were characterized by braids curled and rolled longer than shoulder-length. Hollywood set the tone during the 40's for the fashions of the day. In the 1940's, the fashion was actually set by what the film stars were wearing. Ginger Rogers, Veronica Lake, Rita Hayworth, Susan Hayward or Katherine Hepburn were all famous for their seductive hair and rapidly became real role-models through the days of the second world war.

Hair dyeing was still a very precarious adventure. A paste made of ammonia mixed with peroxide and soap flakes is what most women of the 40's would use to color their hair. During the 1940's, hairstyles were very much a reflection of how men envisaged women.

If you are into celebrity watching, then you should have found out by now that 1940's hairstyles are making a strong comeback. Have a special occasion coming up with a 40s theme that you want to incorporate into your hairstyle and outfit? The key to achieving an authentic 1940s hairstyle is to part your hair right. Most styles of the 40's comprised curls or rolls.

Women would wear side reverse rolls when going out at parties and social gatherings. Another popular hairstyle in the 1940s was a fancy updo style. While hair from this decade looks smooth and sleek in movies and photographs in reality it was often frizzy.

You can now find the perfect 1940s style for your special event!