Monday Morning History Class
Hairstyles are important. Here we have some historical examples, clockwise from the upper left.
The sleek bob. In the mid-'20s, the head-hugging, sometimes shingled bob was popular -- a perfect match for the cloche.
The sculptured roll. Longer hair, rolled close to the head in assorted formations, like this forward roll, was well groomed but chic for the more serious '30s.
The poodle. This casual curlyhead style of the '50s was set with 125 curlers and required frequent permanents.
The bouffant. The thick pageboy, the bouffant, was set on large rollers, teased to create fullness, and sprayed heavily. Regular salon visits were a must.
I'm not sure if today's style is an improvement.