Elegance and chic were the titles of men in this era. When we see the hairstyles of this old time, we are amazed at the simplicity and organization that dominated the look of the gentlemen at that time. The good technique and the charming elegance of the hairstyles are the reasons why some of them have returned in the third millennium. No doubt that there was so much time to apply these hairstyles unlike what is happening now; gentlemen were fond of their appearance and generously spent the time looking after it.
Flat, slick and shiny short to medium length hair was the main trend that dominated the minds of gentlemen at the time so as they can feel free to take off their hats without causing their locks to become messy. Although they were using limited materials such as Vaseline and the oil-based product called Brilliantine, they nailed the distinguished looks that we are talking about now. Throughout the article, we will show you ten of the unique hairstyles in the 1920s.
1 The classic cut
In the 1920s, the men used to wear hats but the trend changed, and they took off the hats. Among the popular hairstyles at that time was the classic style, flat, slicked and shiny hair. The classic cut requires medium hair length so as too slick it back. The length of the hair was about five or six inches to be able to reach the crown of the head, and the two sides of the head are a little bit shorter.
2 The vintage undercut hairstyle
The vintage undercut hairstyle depended on shaving the hair into two undercut levels, then lifting the hair a little bit over the forehead. Then shorten the hair along the sides.
3 Classic wavy hairstyle
The Classic wavy hairstyle was applied by dividing the hair into sides directly in the center or may be slightly off center. The left side is a straight hair and the second half was wavy, shiny hair. They used to massage the hair with “Brilliantine” to provide the soft shape.
4 Vintage comb-over hairstyle
In this hairstyle, the model applying the comb-over style haircut with the little wave on the crown of the head. And the hair was smoothed flat and short on the right and left sides.
5 Slicked back with waves hairstyle
The hair was divided into two sides slightly off the center if the head and the hair slicked back with natural waves.
6 Old school hairstyle
The hairstyle includes dividing the hair into an undercut right-side with a high rise on the top of the crown and wide wave on the left side. And slick the two sides back.
7 Low comb hairstyle
To apply the hairstyle just make two short sides and a little bit volume in the forehead. And sweep the hair upwards and to the back of the head.
8 High comb-over hairstyle
The High comb-over hairstyle was simple; the back of the hair and sides were short, then there was a volume on the top of the head with no specific styling.
9 Side part hairstyle
This hairstyle applied by making the hair slicked straight back and dividing the locks from the center or side part. Then apply heavy hair oils to get the shiny look.
10 Pompadour hairstyle
The Pompadour hairstyle was applied by sweeping the hair upwards from the face and wear it high over the forehead.
These are some of the most distinguished hairdos that characterized the 1920s. We see that one of the essential elements that distinguished this era was the hairstyles that marked the beginning of the twentieth century. The central motifs were dividing the hair from the middle, or from a side and the high volume on the crown head slicked back to the back. And they use the heavy oils to make the hair shiny and stunning. This era was the time of the gentlemen and elegance.