40s Hairstyles – Hollywood Waves, Chignon, Victory Rolls

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The 40s hairstyles were mainly influenced by the movie stars of the time. Actresses like Betty Grable, Dorothy Lam our and Veronica Lake and Rita Hay worth epitomized the glamour of the era and their films gained a brief respite from the sadness of war people.

The hair length was usually between almost shoulder length or shorter. The hair were often cut in a curved U shape on the back up on the head and had several levels for better styling of the hairstyles of that were generally soft and feminine. The hair was usually parted to the side and capped off the face. At the beginning of the 40s saw you often still the water waves of the 30s in shorter HAAr.

Because during the war, more and more women especially in armament factories were working on machines, longer hair had to be pinned up often for safety. Therefore,  up dos were economic. In Germany, were called this “all-clear” hairstyle. Everything upward, as after the air raid.

Many women put the hair during the day also in so-called pin curls and hid it with the fastening clips under a headscarf or turban. In the evening you had to only open the hair and put a little bit and was night out fine.

40s Hairstyles 1: “Victory Rolls”

Hair rolled in “Rolls” belongs to the 40s like holy water in the Church. Victory rolls are a specific type of such roles. Here, the hair as a “reverse roll” are formed as role turned upwards, in contrast to the bolster as with the Pageboy.

Victory rolls are two such roles, which are together to wound, such as links in the image. Victory rolls was fought to open hair, combined to completely plugged up hair or with other parts of the hairstyle. The position of the roles was also variable, and the look was symmetrically or asymmetrically.

The first popular roll hairstyle was created very simply that wrapped up the top of an old stocking as a band around the head and then rolled the hair around the band upwards. They called this hairstyle in Germany that “Olympic role” that came up to the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936.

This hairstyle by Veronica Lake was popular in Hollywood, which actually was known for her beautiful, long hair that she wore always open. Since many women emulated this, though they worked on machines during the Krige in factories, there were numerous accidents at work. Veronica Lake was therefore asked to wear a different style. Hollywood quickly developed glamour variants of this “security” hairstyle.

Where does the name victory rolls?

A victory roll was actually a acrobatic aircraft maneuvers that the pilots had, when they successfully returned from the battle. The U.S. ladies overtook the concept for the hairstyle, to honor the soldiers returning home.

Others say the name comes, therefore, that the two opposing rolls in the original variant on the back of the head revealed a V-shaped like a victory sign.

As well as always, victory rolls are one of the hairstyles of the 40s par excellence. Here my tutorial for victory rolls to the after styling.

40s Hairstyles 2: “Page Boy”

Pageboy was a popular hairstyle in the 1940s, which came at the end of the thirties. All curls and waves, this was one of the rare hairstyles with straight hair.

Mostly, it was created with a roll of hair, the hair was taken down and wrapped. The sides of the head have been incorporated in a few large pin curls set, which were wrapped and then were brushed over the hand from above towards the ear and into the role of hair. Thus arose on the sides in addition a beautiful wave in the hair.

Here my hairstyle instructions for the page boy.

40s Hairstyles 3: “Chignon”

In 1944, the star hairdresser Guillaurne had designed the looped neck node for Balenciaga has become the absolute hairstyle classics as “Chignon”. It is a tribute to the hairstyle of the ballerinas, so scratch the idea wasn’t so, but only became really popular in the 40s:

The hair is taken strictly from the face, deep in the neck into a ponytail tied off, and once wrapped around himself to an eight which is then secured with hairpins. Also this there were glamour types quickly like the elaborately looped Chignon at the top right in the image.

40s Hairstyles 4: Waves a La “Peek-A-Boo”

The “peek-a-boo” was made famous by the already mentioned Hollywood actress Veronica Lake (1922-1973), and has since found many Imitators as a glamorous dream hairstyle. Even Veronica Lake Film Studio experienced resistance from the public, her hair in a movie once too much changed.

Some stories have grown up around the origins of the iconic hair style. One is that a stray lock of hair fell over her eyes, as her during a photo shoot peek-a-boo (cuckoo) played with the camera. Another story is that the wave as a result of arranging off her hair at a bad-hair day was quite by accident and was found on the film set as beautiful. And yet another is simply that her hair had a natural wave and the tendency to fall over one of their eyes. Well, maybe everything is true…

The best result of a peek-a-boo can be achieved, if the hair on large rollers are rotated, because then evenly soft waves. No harm in much natural wealth, the hairstyle is not for little hair unfortunately. After drying, formerly mostly under a hood, hair is brushed out, kneaded and brushed over the back of the hand to the inner great dry top with some Hairs park fluid. Finally, the hairline with something gel is smoothed out and consolidated. Here one of the most famous 40s hairstyles to the fast to style:

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Hot rod in the trockenene and clean hair turn, may use hair spray. Wrapped hair spray with hair spray and allow to cool about 20 minutes the winder. While waiting, you can super in the 40s style make-up.

Winder handle out and pull a side exact side parting. Hair spray it again. Your hair should look now like right in the picture.

Now comb the curls gently with a brush. You see left brush the ends inwards and towards the face.

If your hair on the heavier side have not the perfect wave, you will still two surfers for creases in the upper part of the hair that you have moistened with mousse.

We have simply smoothed the upper part with some gel and invisible put away the pony with two hairpins.

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