In the 1930s, the major trends for hairstyles were all about waves. With a softer look than the sleek bob and tight ringlets of the 1920s, women began wearing their hair in more feminine styles with parts sweeping to the side or down the middle. At the beginning of the decade, short hair still reigned with tresses kept close to the head. But as the 1930s marched on, women started opting for longer hair. Discover famous actresses of the time wearing wavy styles below.
1930s Hairstyles Then on Actresses
1930s Hairstyles Now
The wavy hairstyles of the 1930s live on today, although many women wear their hair in less defined waves compared to decades past. Films like “The Aviator” and “Water for Elephants” also showcased curly coifs of the decade. In modern times, finger waves are often only seen at formal events and red carpet settings. See modern examples of 1930s hairstyles below.