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 I've been trying to make myself up like a 20s Flapper lately. I have the clothes and makeup down, but I can't seem to get my hair to look right! It's the right length, but looking through pictures they did other things to their hair besides just cutting it--a popular look seems to have been straight hair worn close to the head at the top but curled around the ears and neck. I can not figure out how anybody managed to do these styles!!


  Popular hairdo's of the 1920s started the decade as short, simple bobs and turned, by 1923, into an undulated version called the "shingle". The flappers of the mid-late 1920s wore their hair short and straight with spit curls framing the face. You can use saliva (or a modern-day setting lotion) to bind your hair and twirl a small section of hair around your finger to create the curls. In the nostalgic era of the 1960s, I used a combination of beer and spit to set my curls!

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5/12/2003 9:02:28 PM


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Janet Pytowski Janet Pytowski is a freelance fashion and beauty writer. She is the President of VIDCAT Productions, a company specializing in runway and archival fashion footage. Her company produced the documentary "Fashion Flashbacks!" that highlights fashion newsreels from the 1950s-1960s. Janet is a Press member of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and a Co-Founder of FASHIONDIG.

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