Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Links for 1920s hairstyles

I've noticed that my 1920s wedding blog has been getting a lot of hits lately. Since many of the keyword searches that feed my blog seem to be people looking for information to use to plan their own 1920s wedding, I've decided that I should post some links that I have found helpful in my own planning.

Today's links have to do with 1920s hairstyles. Part of planning my 1920s-themed wedding was finding a hairstyle that would go with it. Although I decided not to try to do finger-waves in my hair - my hair curls enough all on its own - I think many who want a Roaring Twenties wedding are interested in that hairstyle. So, here is a list of my favorite pages on 1920s hair:

"The Bob" by Michael Warner - This page is definitely my favorite. It gives a good overview of the bob hairstyle and its history, as well as several good pictures of 1920s bobs and bob-related trivia. The page also has a great clip of 1920s music!

1920s Hair Dos - This page is a great resource for photos of 1920s hair! A whole series of pictures show the changing bobbed hairstyles over each year of the decade. I actually took the middle picture on the "1923" row of photos when I got my hair cut.

Classic Hairstyles from 1924 - This page shows a handful or so of little thumbnail pictures depicting bobs from 1924. I particularly like the topmost picture, which shows how headbands were worn with bobs in the 1920s.

The 1920s - page 2 - This page gives a few good pictures of 1920s hairstyles and headgear.

Ridge Procedure in Finger Waving - This page on gives good instructions on creating finger waves in your or someone else's hair.

Finger Waving - This PDF file gives very detailed instructions on creating finger waves, accompanied with sketched illustrations.

The New Woman of the 1920s: Debating Bobbed Hair - This site is mainly for fun. The page contains quotes from 1920s women about the pros and cons of bobbed hair. Interesting to read!

If you know of other helpful sites on 1920s hairstyles, please feel free to include the link in comments to this post!



At 2:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trying to conjure up the appearance of two fashionable women at the 1924 premiere of Turandot. You have been of great help,

At 11:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am currently planning my own 1920's-themed wedding for the summer of 2008. Your website has been very helpful. When you find info about wedding invitations, please post it. I'm having a hard time finding 1920's-themed invitations! Thanks, from one vintage lover to another!

At 7:35 PM, Blogger Barb said...

This post has been so helpful! I've been trying to create a 1920s look to go with my bob. Thanks!

At 11:29 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...


I'm glad to hear my blog was helpful. I hope you'll check back occasionally -- I have more posts to add, just as soon as I find the time... I'm a busy married lady now! ;o)

At 10:00 AM, Blogger MICHELE said...

Thanks so much for the helpful links! I'm a theater costumer and always looking for good historical sites.

At 10:09 AM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

No problem, Michele -- I'm glad they were helpful. There are a lot of good sites out there!

At 5:33 PM, Blogger Berti said...

Dear Katharine,

Just a quick note to THANK you for recommending my Flapper Hats on your wonderful blog!! ...a customer/friend told me about it and I enjoyed reading it ALL so much!!

You look amazing! And best of all, super happy!

May your smile shine for ever!!

Berti Borrell,
Cloche Couture

At 10:31 AM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

Thanks for visiting, Berti! You are quite welcome. Your hats are beautiful -- you deserve the recognition! One day soon I'm hoping to get one for myself, as I've seen some summer styles in particular that I really like.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

At 1:13 PM, Anonymous Tina said...

Just found you and am looking forward to reading all the info provided here. I am planning my 1920's wedding for the summer 2008 like one of your other bloggers. Once I have read everything here I may have questions. Thanks so much for your info.

At 9:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, i recently was assigned a project of racemusic in the 1920's and was researching hairstyles. Ur web site was so helpful!! thnks so much!

At 11:32 AM, Blogger Alissa said...

Thanks for the links. I have super straight hair and have been looking for a picture to show a hairstylist how I'd like it cut.

At 11:49 AM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...


Glad the links helped! Good luck with your cut!


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