We’ve introduced you 20s hairstyles
and 70s hairstyles
, now we show you the styles that symbolise the 1940s. A decade known for the Second World War. After 1945, women were looking for freedom and independence. Their looks turned more glamorous and hairstyles more refined and modern. The perm
. Today the perm has lost its appeal. But back in the day this styling technique was all the rage! Great for creating curls or simply adding a bit of long-lasting movement to your hair, the perm is a basic technique that women just loved. Regular visits to the hairdresser were necessary to maintain their perms
. Hollywood curls (and its many varieties).
The 40s saw the birth of sculpted, wispy curls. Created via a perm, define your curls using rollers
or curling tongs. These curls can be worn on long hair pulled over to one shoulder in the spirit of the side-hair trend
. If you have mid-length hair, create them on the mid-lengths and ends. Accessorise with a side fringe or slick down the top of the style. The pin-up turban
. The dazzling success of pin-ups would continue until the 70s. Though pin-ups as we know them don’t really exist anymore, many of you love copying their hairstyles. To do it like they did, wear a retro turban
! This is usually worn with French rolls or a rolled fringe
. The body-boosted blow-dry
. To get your hair looking full of volume, the body-boosted blow-dry is your best bet! Backcombing
hadn’t yet taken off. Greta Garbo and Ava Gardner were crazy about this style. To do it on your own hair, you’ll need a large, round brush to lift the roots and pull the front pieces back. The rolled fringe
. This style consists of a sort of victory roll on the top of the head and is very symbolic of the 1940s. Either work this rolled fringe like you would a quiff, accentuating its rounded side. Or, create it like you would a victory roll, but position it on the front of your head. This ultra-emblematic fringe was a firm favourite of the pin-up girls.