Bangs have been used for many centuries to make unspoken style statements. For every era there has been an icon to give bangs a fresh look. Though many years and trends have passed, bangs never seem to fade away into hair fashion heaven. The 1930's was a time of silent films, flapper's, and rebellion by America's youth. Famous silent actress Louise Brooks perfected the Bob and was known for her iconic sleek bangs.
Throughout the next 30 years or so, the Sleek bangs worn by Lousie Brooks and many other Flapper girls, were traded in. The 40's and 50's took an elegant turn and bangs were in style but worn in a different way. Hair Icons such as Audrey Hepburn, Bettie Page, and Connie Francis redefined hair styles and leave women to this day trying to recreate their iconic styles.
The 70's and 80's were a time of expression for America's youth, thus was born the disco diva in the 70's and the metal mania chick in the 80's. Bangs throughout the 70's were worn many different ways. During the 80's there wasn't a women who did not back comb the heck out of her hair, including her bangs. Hair styles were becoming more and more outrageous!
Personally my favorite hair era must be the 70's and 80's! It will be hard to trump that era's creativeness and sheer size. Next stop on the hair time machine is the 2000's, the time of boy bands and highlights! Bangs were still very much in fashion and being swept into a side bang was becoming more and more popular.
From the prohibition days of Louise Brooks, the 80's rock craze, and the now modern blunt and side bang, Bangs have made quite a history for themselves. I have a feeling that they won't be going out of style any time soon, and if they do, you know what they say history repeats itself!
For the Love of Hair and Bangs,