A Modern Take on 1920s Hairstyles for Short Hair

These '20s hairstyles will totes give you vintage fever.

The Roaring ’20s hairstyles were all about edgy glam and attitude, as androgynous short hairstyles and Flapper-inspired looks definitely took center stage. And while some of these chic styles are almost 90 years old, there are still tons of awesome ways to rock finger waves and curly bobs in 2018. To embrace some glamorous Flapper style in modern times, here are four 1920s hairstyles for short hair and tips on how you can recreate them:

How to Rock 1920s Hairstyles for Short Hair

1920s hairstyles for short hair include luscious finger waves
Finger waves were one of the biggest styles of the ’20s. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Finger Waves

Luscious finger waves were one of the biggest styles of the ’20s, as many old Hollywood movie stars and Flappers were known to wear this wavy look. To get this chic look in 2018, start by applying a sculpting gel, like Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gelonto wet, parted hair. To get that S-shaped wave, use your fingers, a comb or a clip to carefully mold your hair into that defined S shape. Finish with a strong-hold hairspray to hold your style into place.

1920s hairstyles for short hair include angled bobs
’20s haircuts often boasted an androgynous vibe. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Angled Bob

’20s haircuts often boasted an androgynous vibe, as cropped and angled bobs were all the rage. However, bobs still make a suitable style in 2018, as stacked cuts in particular scream sass and attitude. To achieve this striking look, ask your stylist to cut your hair into an angled bob style. This means keeping some pieces long in the front, and some long in the back. Add in some full bangs below the brow to help infuse some drama into your look.

1920s hairstyles for short hair include full curly bobs
Full curly bobs were another big ’20s style, as silent film actresses really made this style a big hit.

3. Curly Bob

Full curly bobs were another big ’20s style, as silent film actresses really made this style a big hit. To create this cute curly look, you’ll want to make sure your curls are full of height and volume.  Start by applying the TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse onto damp hair. Once your product has been absorbed and hair is completely dry, start to use a 1-inch curling iron to create tight ringlet curls all around your head. If you want even tighter curls, try to find a ½ inch curling iron rod to achieve intense sexy curls. To finish the look, use some hairspray on your cooled curls to help set your style into place.

1920s hairstyles for short hair include marcel waves
Marcel waves proved to be another chic ’20s style. Photo credit: Dvora

4. Marcel Waves

Marcel waves proved to be another chic ’20s style, as this waving technique was made famous in 1872 by hairdresser Francois Marcel. Unlike finger waves, marcel waves usually require a curling iron in order to achieve those perfectly structured bends. To get this look, apply TRESemmé Make Waves Defining Cream onto clean hair, and then divide hair into workable sections. Once it’s time to use your iron, carefully curl each strand of hair around the iron, aligning them perfectly into defined ridges. Be sure to use your iron on each section of your hair in order to achieve gorgeous waves throughout the head. Finish with some strong-hold hairspray, such as TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend Hold Level 4, to help lock your sultry waves into place.

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