Wearing hair short is one of the hallmarks of modern women. First coming into style in the boundary breaking 1920s, the short hair trend even preceded women commonly wearing pants!
Coming up on a century of popularity, cropped cuts have evolved over time. These 3 short vintage hairstyles take a trip down memory lane and provide inspiration for new cuts today!
Ah, the classic short bob that started it all. When it first came on the scene, the bob was highly debated. To bob or not to bob, that was the question! Some ladies regretted their decision to make the chop but you will never second guess this chic, stylish, and easy to wear cut.
The bob can be adapted for every hair type and personal style – add side bangs, go without, add angles at the back, or go for this soft rounded finish. This cut is gorgeous at every age and requires almost no styling.
The glamorous hairstyles of the 1950s were all about curls and short hair is no exception. Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and Audrey Hepburn all cut their hair short at one time into styles that mimicked the high volume curls and peek-a-boo bangs that characterized the updos of the era.
Get the look with naturally curly hair, a gentle perm, or by curling hair with a narrow curling iron.
Everything about the 1980s was large, from the shoulder pads to the hairstyles. Short hair was big too, of course with layers and feathering to add volume all over. This is a touch longer than Princess Diana’s signature cut and was also worn by numerous other women (and men).
With soft bangs and soft layering all around, this cut still looks great today. It’s also a wash and go cut that just needs a touch of product before heading out the door looking fabulous.