Hollywood is the greatest propaganda machine the world has ever known.
Audiences used to sit in a velvety dark theater, drinking in the silver images projected on the screen. Actors were larger than life, and the manner in which they were styled — wardrobe, makeup, and hair — influenced mass audiences the world over.
In the roaring 20s, women broke free of corsets and countless layers of petticoats to dance the Charleston and experience a new social freedom. The long, corkscrew tresses made popular by Mary Pickford and Lillian Gish were ritually chopped off and replaced by the bob, a hairstyle that was easy to manage and projected a sleek, Deco image.
Take a look at a few of the many bob styles popular in the Flapper Age. I think you’ll agree that most of them are timeless and appealing.