How Did Flappers Do Their Hair and Makeup?


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Flappers of the 1920s wore bobbed shoulder length hair and excessive, bold makeup. Flappers were a new breed of women initiated by an attitude of the era where women were gaining the vote and behaving contrary to the day's acceptable behavior.

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The term flapper finds its origin from the England slang term meaning a young prostitute or, more innocently, a lively teenage girl. Flappers originated in the Roaring Twenties and were women who pushed the envelope of acceptable female norms. They smoke, drank, drove and wore short hair and a lot of makeup. Flappers were the personification of the declaration of women's independence, and many held full-time jobs during the day and participated actively in jazz clubs and speakeasies during the evenings.

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