Roaring Twenties: 13 Flirty Flapper Hairstyles for Long Hair

Are you searching for inspiration for flapper hairstyles for long hair? The 1920s were one of the most exciting decades for style, as women began to rebel against the constraints of the past. But as well as the elaborate art deco fashion they wore and the jazz music they listened to, a big part of this rebellion was shown through (yep, you guessed it!) their hair!

So, if you’ve got a ’20s-themed party coming up or you’re thinking about trying a Great Gatsby-inspired look for your next soirée, live out your flapper girl dreams for the night with our top flapper hairstyles for long hair, below.

Curly Updo

Flapper hairstyles for long hair: Close up of blonde hair curled and worn in an updo with an art deco inspired headband
Image: @amberlynnloveshair

When we imagine ’20s hair, this is exactly the kind of look that springs to mind. Soft curls and a glitzy headband will help you nail the signature style of the era. 

TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray Front

Editor’s tip: Hairspray is going to be key to keeping your ‘do in place. Give your hair an allover spritz of the TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray to set it, then spray a small amount onto your fingertips and use it to smooth down any flyaways, for a perfectly polished look.

Cloche Hats

Flapper hairstyles for long hair: Selfie of a brunette woman wearing a 1920s cloche hat
Image: @pernilleadine

Bell-shaped cloche hats were at the height of popularity in the ’20s and ’30s, which meant that many flapper hairstyles for long hair were styled to complement the hat. A low bun works best, as it’s classy, sophisticated and – most importantly – won’t disturb the shape of the hat!

Retro Rolled Updo for Long Hair

Flapper hairstyles for long hair: Back view of a blonde woman with a rolled 1920s updo
Image: @o0alayna0o

It’s not just the Downton Abbey cast who are partial to a rolled updo. In fact, they were one of the most popular flapper hairstyles for long hair back in the ’20s, enabling the wearer to stylishly tuck all their tresses away.

So, do it like they did back in the day and roll the lengths of your hair up towards the nape of your neck, load up with all the jewellery you own (the more pearls the better!), and you’ll be dazzling from head to toe. Remember to give yourself some care after this heavy styling with SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Yoghurt Conditioner, to restore vitality and fix split ends.

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Fun Faux Flapper Bob

Flapper hairstyles for long hair: Photo of a woman with brown ombre hair in a faux bob hairstyle with a rhinestone headband
Image: @brynnrstylistmt

If you love the flapper girl bob but aren’t so sure about actually cutting your hair, the faux bob is going to be your fancy dress saviour.

By tucking the hair under on itself you’ll be able to give the illusion of a vintage, chin-length cut. But come the end of the night, you’ll be able to take out the clips and be reunited with your long locks once again – phew!

Tip: Take note of the way this Instagrammer has kept some pieces of hair loose around her face, giving the look a softer feel and a more believable finish.

Slick Flapper Long Hair Updo

Flapper hairstyles for long hair: Close up of a woman with a slick pin curled updo
Image: @jaspetta_beauty

If the event calls for full glam, this slick shiny updo is the one. With a deep side parting, accent finger waves and a glossy finish, this is flapper hair gone luxe.

Hybrid Half-Up Flapper Hairstyle

Flapper hairstyles for long hair: Side profile of a blonde woman with her hair in a half up half down 1920s pin curl style
Image: @styledbymonika

Like to wear your hair down but not sure how you can go about giving it a ’20s twist? Half-up pin curl flapper hairstyles for long hair are just what you’ve been looking for to take your look up a notch.

By taking your bangs and twisting them into a retro quiff, you’ll instantly take your curls from average to art deco.

Accentuate your Flapper Hairstyle with some Kiss Curls

Flapper hairstyles for long hair: Woman at Goodwood Revival with dark brown hair in a low bun with a kiss curl and peacock feather headband
Image: Verity Jane Smith

Kiss curls were a popular hair trend started by American-born French jazz dancer Josephine Baker, whose on-stage look was short, gelled hair with a striking single curl across her forehead.

You don’t need to have a cropped cut to rock it though, just slick all of your hair back and create the kiss curl with a comb to get the showgirl look.

The Ultimate Pristine Pin Curls

Flapper hairstyles for long hair: Side profile of a auburn haired woman with 1920s pin curls
Image: @pin_up_curl

Instead of taking out your pins before the party to reveal glamorous curls, why not keep the pins in place for an unmistakably ’20s feel? Keep the detail near the front for a baby-faced flapper girl look, and pair it with lashings of mascara for a doll-like vibe.

Rose Gold Finger Waves

Flapper hairstyles for long hair: Side profile photo of a woman with rose gold pink hair in a 1920s gatsby style updo
Image: @irinabilka_hairandmakeup

Colour queens fear not, there’s nothing stopping you from rocking one of our flapper hairstyles for long hair on dyed tresses!

We love this Instagrammer’s lavish rose gold hue, which she has decided to pair with flowing finger waves and an embroidered headband. She looks like she has stepped right out of the silver screen!

Speakeasy Side Waves

Flapper hairstyles for long hair: Woman with light brown hair styled in sideswept 1920s waves
Image: @stylist-erika

These glamorous side-swept waves are ideal for anyone who wants to nod to the 1920s in a more modern, wearable way.

Turn everyday curls into a ’20s throwback by creating a deep side parting and using bobby pins to clip your hair into place over one shoulder. Now you’re ready for the red carpet!

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Editor’s tip: Boost your hairstyle’s volume with a dedicated mousse like TRESemmé Volume and Lift Mousse, that adds instant oomph to dull hair. Its UV filter and provitamin B5 formula also helps strengthen your mane.

Sophisticated Chignon

Flapper hairstyles for long hair: Side profile of a brunette woman with her hair in a chignon bun with curled bangs
Image: @jasmineburnsidestyles

Some 1920s hair looks might seem a little unachievable, but stripping things back to basics with a classic chignon will always turn out great.

Simply twist your hair into a low bun and secure it with pins, then curl your bangs to make everyone think you’ve put hours of effort into the look!

Side Bun

Flapper hairstyles for long hair: Close up of a blonde woman with a low side bun and a feather and sequin 1920s headband
Image: @marvilabeautyandmakeup

What better way to pay homage to the jazz age style than with this easy side bun style? It’s simple enough that it allows you to make the most of as many accessories as your heart desires. When else can you wear feathers in your hair?

Juliet Cap Veil

Flapper hairstyles for long hair: Close up of a woman wearing a diamante 1920s juliet cap veil
Image: @priscilla_brazil

Juliet caps (named after Shakespeare’s Juliet who was shown in original illustrations to be wearing one!) became trendy during the 1920s and 1930s. Normally preferred by vintage brides, it has also seen superstar Rihanna rocking this flapper look on the red carpet with her own sparkle-encrusted version. 

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