The Evolution Of Short Hair


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Selena Drivas, Staff Writer

Short hair has been popular from the 1920s to today’s modern short hair trends inspired by vintage bobs to pixies. The 1920s was the first time for ladies to start chopping their long hair in exchange for a classic bob, especially during World War I. According to Leon Studio One, “This new style fueled the flapper girl spirit to be more daring and controversial in style. In addition to the cut, women were trying out new hair colors and perms.” According to Fashionista, “By the start of the 1920s, the bob had become desired by millions of women across all ages and social classes.” 

By the 1950’s pin curled bobs were popular. The rise of the pixie cut became popular after Audrey Hepburn embraced the elegant pixie cut from her most well-known movies Sabrina and Roman Holiday. Audrey Hepburn’s pixie cut is still in style and inspired by modern celebrities like Anne Hathaway and Michelle Williams. 

In the 1960s the most popular short haircut was the flip. Twiggy was a 60’s icon mostly known for her pixie and eye makeup. According to Allure, “Twiggy’s Iconic Haircut Was Apparently An Accident.” 

From the 1920s when short hair was first embarrassing till now, short hair has come a long way and there are so many different short hairstyles depending on your face shape and style, and personality. Short hair has made a comeback and will continue to be in style, as many celebrities are ditching their long locks for classic bobs and elegant pixies.