- Posted December 3, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Hairdos of the past
20's 30's and 40's Hair Styles Finger Waves, Bob's to Longer Softer Waves and Curls
"They were inspired by movie stars and celebrities, especially the flapper era, silent movie and then the softer more feminine styles of the the 30s and 40s," she says.
Ryn likes the long, soft curl look the best, but she says she was usually talked into whatever the trend was at the time by her hair-styling aunts." I have been in a time warp since the 60s -- mostly with long hair, parted in the middle," she says. "My aunt fusses all the time that I need to cut my hair."
- PM91, CNN iReport producer
I found some very old photos of my Mother, Grandmother Aunt ,Great Aunt and my Great Grandmother . From what I see surfing the net their hair styles were very in vogue for the time.
Some photos date back to the mid to late 20's, 30's and 40's. My Great Aunt
( my Grandmother's sister) and my Aunt (my Mother's sister) both were hair stylist's. My Great Aunt owned her own Beauty Shop for as long as I can remember from probably the 40's, until shortly before her passing in the late 80's.
My Mother's sister worked in two of the top Beauty Salons in Knoxville, Tennessee.
My Great Grandmother had very long hair and wore it braided and twisted into a bun low on the back of her head. This was very common for the for the country and mountain women. This photo of My Great Grandma was in the late 40's. She was born and raised in the Smokey Mountains.
Image 2 and 3
My Grandmother and her Sister circa early mid 20' to early 30's .
Hairstyles were shorter in the 1920's. Seemed to be a time of change from the longer Victorian styles The finger wave and the Bob were all the rage. The 30's saw a longer , softer more feminine look..
My Mother with her Baby Sister( later to become a hair stylist) circa mid 1930's Finger waves still very much in.
My Grandmother holding my Mom and my Grandfather
late 20's. What a handsome family and my Grandpa had it going on!
Again my Grandmother and my Great Aunt ( she owned her own beauty shop) from the 40's until the late 80's.
I think the hair styles were still very feminine, longer with tight or loose curls. Maybe because of the war and the thoughts they had to look nice for returning soldiers.
I did not take these photos. I was not around yet.
I do own the images now.