Borne up by a wave of inspiration after watching the 1940s hairstyle video, above, I landed with the thought of writing a blog post on ’40s hairstyles. So, I’ve straightened out some research and banged out a few ’40s-era hairdo definitions for ya!
Chignon – The hairdo seen in the video at top, the chignon is marked by a low bun and upswept sides, and can have many variations.
Omelet Fold – This ‘egg-ceptional’ hairdo features a slightly off-center part, rolled up or folded up sides, and, if desired, a decorative arrangement of curls on top.
Queue Curl – Sure to get one’s hair in line and lookin’ fine, this pretty style boasts rolled and folded up sides, a slicked down middle, and a slightly teased or curled back.
Victory Rolls – This successfully stylish ‘do and trademark of the pin-up and rockabilly aesthetics exhibits rolled up sides that sit high atop the crown toward the front of the head. The remaining hair can be pinned up or worn down. The name for this hairstyle comes from a maneuver executed by fighter jets.
Which of these ‘dos makes your heart ‘flyaway?’