Throughout history, much has changed in the world of fashion and hairstyles in particular.
Created by mad14 on Apr 29, 2008
Last updated: 07/13/11 at 01:03 PM
Straight, ironed hair is very popular with girls. The Conair hair straightener is the most popular tool to achieve this look. Celebrities such as model Kate Moss and actress Gwyneth Paltrow sport the straight look. Gentle waves are also in style. Side bangs and bangs are also very popular. 2000s hairstyle fads are generally not elaborate, and require little maintenance.
Makeup is soft and used to enhance faces rather than to stand out. Clear lipgloss and neutral eyeshadow is popular. Black eyeliner is also popular
The Rachel haircut is a bouncy, layered hairstyle introduced by Jennifer Aniston in season 1 of the popular Emmy Award-winning American sitcom Friends and named after her character, Rachel Green. Many women in the 1990s started cutting their hair in the same hairstyle.
The style is claimed to have been created by Jennifer Aniston's hairstylist, Chris McMillan. The Rachel haircut became wildly popular among young women and was copied the world over, becoming the 1990s equivalent of Farrah Fawcett's 1970s flip.
The watchword for hair in the 1980s was BIG. Big hair was certainly not a new concept in the 1980s. In fact, some of history’s biggest hairstyles ever hail from the royal courts of the 17th century. But the 80’s ushered in a new era of inventiveness with more diversity and far more options than had ever existed before.
During the 1970s, personal expression was the key to a great hair style. Groovy looks explored personal values and individuality rather than society’s expectations, and both men and women embraced more natural styles with longer locks less tamed by hair products or overzealous scissors. Funky looks were also popular, particularly for trendy, younger individuals, and offered another way to express one’s personality. Even more conservative shag hair styles or flirty bobs had room for personal expression in the 1970s.
The revolutionary of 1960s hair was Vidal Sassoon, who, in 1963, introduced the geometric, asymmetric, 5-point, and (most famous of all) the bob cut. Instead of taming the hair, he let it swing free and cut the style into the hair, eliminating the need for an hour in front of the mirror armed with false hair, hairspray, and pins. The bob proved very popular with young women, especially in London, and is still one of the most prevalent haircuts.
In women's fashion women wore a full knee-length skirt and there was a brief fling with the sack dress, which was much as it sounds, and expertly parodied on the "I Love Lucy" show, the television hit of the decade. The bobbysoxers flourished for a brief time, characterized by a large collared blouse, poodle skirt, scarf-bound ponytail and saddle shoes.
Hair styles in this decade saw tresses curled and rolled longer than shoulder-length. Gone were the easy days and plannings that came with prom hair dos and standard weddings. A few rare big nights out, meant putting your hair up into compact elegant up-dos. But just think of the long curling styles demonstrated by the movie stars of the time from Veronica Lake to Lauren Bacall.
The early1930's female silhouette was feminine. Although slender it had elegance and was not flat like the boyish lines of the 20s. Curves were back and these 1930's womanly curves were emphasised by the use of bias cut fabrics. Grooming of the face with now acceptable make up more artfully applied and pencil thin eyebrows together with a sleek upswept hairdo completed the thirties look.1930's millinery followed the mood of the day with curving styles often with romantic trims or witty hats that contrasted with the immaculately groomed look. Many 30's hats were worn tilted to one side. As brims became flatter and wider so crowns lowered and by 1933 there was the hat style that was almost like a pancake panama.
Pads and frames of false hair helped the hairstyle of this era appear full and soft with the promise of being luxurious caught up tresses. The pompadour style continued in the early Edwardian years and was achieved not only by supports, but by back combing. All the back hair was pulled together into a plait or flat coil and drawn onto the crown of the head.
This is one of the many hairstyles between 1870-1900. This photo was taken in 1888.
This is a typical hairstyle between the early and mid Victorian fashion era 1844-1870.
Hairstyles, like dress fashions, often change gradually, moving slowly from one line to another.. These are are some drawings of hair styles, hats and bonnets between the Regency and Romantic fashion history eras of 1800 and 1835. Above are the simple clean hair styles from the early 1800's. These hairstyles complimented simple empire line dress of the period associated with Jane Austen's novels.