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.
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.