It’s obvious that beauty looks have changed since the early 1900s – the way we wear makeup and style our hair today is not the way we would have done things in the 1920s (and you need look no further than Downton Abbey to know that!). But how much has everything changed?
Based on a new viral video from the team at Cut, the answer is a whole lot. They’ve crafted a time lapse short that shows a model getting her hair and makeup done in the 20th and 21st centuries’ most popular looks.
First up is the glamour of 1910, complete with side-swept hair and minimal makeup. Within seconds we move to the Roaring Twenties and its famed curly bobs and doll-like lips. The ‘30s was clearly a more minimal time, and the post-war ‘40s was all about architectural hair design.
Beauty in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s revolved around freedom of expression, and the wild and crazy ‘80s brought with it crimped locks and side ponytails. Since the ‘90s it would seem we’ve had a love affair with straighter strands, and today, the video implies, we get dressed for our selfies.
What’s clear from watching the one-minute short is beauty trends have evolved drastically over the decades. While hair was once the focal point of someone’s look, contemporary times appear to place a greater importance on makeup.