Sunday, September 2, 2012

Short Hairstyles History

victoria beckham pob - posh's bob - short bob hairstyle
As early as 1910, women started to adopt short hairstyles. The look become popularized by then a famous French movie actress Polaire who had natural curly hair cut short and wore fashionable cap to be her trademark. She wore the look since 1890 and at that time the style was not considered generally respectable. But as World War erupted and the necessity of more practical hairstyle arises as women engaged in the war work, the style has become popular.

The style not only adopted by common women but Lady Diana Cooper, who wore short bob hairstyle since childhood maintains her hairstyle trough adulthood. In 1915 the cut become even more popular when an American actress Irene Castle introduce a shorter cut which fall at the same level as her ears, styled straight at some point and wavy at other occasion. The style has become her trademark that it dubbed “Castle Bob”. Irene is not the only one wearing this style, the other actress who further made the style famous were Coleen Moore and Louise Brook who wore theirs straight and added bang that touch their eyebrow.

Although the short haircuts had became popular, it was somewhat an irony that hairdresser were the last one to take on the style. Hairdressers, whose training was mainly in arranging and curling long hair, were slow to realize that short styles for women had arrived to stay, and so barbers in many cities found lines of outside their shops, waiting to be shown of hair that had taken many years to grow.

As early as 1922 the fashion correspondent of The Times was suggesting that bobbed hair women was passé, but by the mid 1920s the style which were worn in various versions, often worn with a side-parting, curled or waved, and with the hair at the nape of the neck "shingled" short, was the dominant female hairstyle in the Western world. The style was spreading even beyond the West, as women who rejected traditional roles adopted the bob cut as a sign of modernity.

Vidal Sasoon, the celebrity hairdresser of 1960 made the cut famous again with simpler cut. At this era the bob cut were also worn by men as The Beatles introduce “mop bob” and the style was adopted faster than lightning speed. In 1980, Cyndi Lauper wore hers with unusual color and the style became synonym with punk, rock and roll chick, often wore with biker jacket and tights. In 1994 “Pulp Fiction” film with actress Uma Thurman sported a bob cut with longer hair that touches the shoulder along with fringe.

In recent time the short hairstyle reinvented by Victoria Beckham who wore her short hair with short cut on the back and longer fringe which she swept side. The style has become so identical with high fashion, especially after her fashion line were released and become red carpet must, that so many women ask their hairdresser for a “Pob”. Victoria who is a former member of Spice Girl and nicknamed Posh thus, the name.

Short Hairstyles Pictures:

princess diana short bob hairstyle pictures 1991

short bob hairstyle

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