Hair, just like any other fashion, changes with the season.
The hairstyle you think is looking smashing and fashionable right now, there’s a good chance you’ll look back on in horror in the years to come.
And likewise, there’s probably a style you think you would never be caught dead with that may just end up on your head at some point in the future.
So tonight, let’s take a little trip back in time and reminisce – and maybe have a giggle at – some of the hairstyles we’ve seen over the decades.
Before we had perms, and later, fancy electrical curling wands, we had pin curls. They weren’t terribly comfortable to sleep in and took forever to do, but they did the job, producing lovely, soft, and feminine curls, and they didn’t damage your hair with heat in the process.
Rag curls were a bit more comfortable than pins, and resulted in big, bouncy, Shirley Temple-style ringlets which looked adorable on little girls. Probably every little girl has been subjected to these at some point.
Victory rolls fell into the same category as pin curls, and have even started coming back a bit now for those into retro / rockabilly style. You’ve got to admit, they’re very striking!
Hair in the 60s got bigger and bolder.
And the ozone layer was destroyed by the cans upon cans of hairspray required to keep the beehive ‘do in place.
Maybe the length no always so extreme …
If you never had a perm, were you even alive in the 80s?