Hair Up do’s
New hairdressing shoot Hair Play with photographer Mark Jobson inspired by some of the looks and shapes that have defined the decades from 1920s – 1960’s
I almost always start any up do with a barrel roll set, providing easy movement and bend in the hair. With this shoot I intended to experiment, not only with shapes and silhouettes, some worn high on the crown, low on the nape or left separated and loose but I have experimented with texture too, the early 1920’s styles described below are sleek and glossy and the 1960’s bouffant has more dry texture.
The 1920’s saw the Bob haircut popularised and long hair worn very neat and close to the head. Long hair was tied into a chignon or knot at the nape of the neck and the front section shaped into waves or curls around the face. Retaining the distinctive, neat well defined parting of the 1920’s, the 1930’s gave way to looser, curlier styles with more movement. In the 1940’s during the war, the role of women had changed, now working with machinery meant that hair needed to be swept up and off the face making way for victory roll styles where the hair is rolled up off the face. Faux fringes and the use of headscarves were also popular during this time. The late 1950’s and early 1960’s saw neat up do’s, french pleats and bouffants. Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a great example of this period.