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1940s <b>Hairstyles for Women</b>: 40s Movie Star Hair

Posted: 10 Aug 2015 06:03 PM PDT

1940s Hairstyle Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamaar with 1940s waves and a center part

The 1940s was a glamorous time for hairstyles. Many movie stars including Ava Gardner, Lana Turner and Rita Hayworth popularized voluminous pin-curl looks as well as pompadours and bangs. As with the 1930s, these looks were all about waves. Another popular part of 1940s hairstyles is the victory rolls—these are characterized by large rolls swept away from the forehead. If you are looking for 1940s hairstyle inspiration, look no further than these notable actresses.

1940s Hairstyles Judy Garland

Judy Garland wears pin curl waves with a side-part

1940s Hairstyles Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth was famous for her gorgeous waves. This 1940s hairstyle is pure screen siren.

Marilyn Monroe 1940s Hairstyle

A fresh-faced Marilyn Monroe with 1940s style waves

Lauren Bacall Short 1940s Hairstyle

Lauren Bacall with lush curls, a popular look of 1940s hairstyles

Betty Grable 1940s Hairstyles

Betty Grable wearing a 1940s hairstyle with victory rolls

Ingrid Bergman Short 1940s Hairstyle

Ingrid Bergman shows a short and curly hairstyle of the 1940s

Joan Crawford Short 1940s Hairstyles

Joan Crawford with a short and curly hairstyle

Mary Astor Short 1940s Hairstyles

A short hairstyle worn by Mary Astor circa 1947

Lana Turner 1940s Updo

Lana Turner wears a 1940s updo with a middle part

Why the fuss over a white <b>woman</b> having a black <b>hairstyle</b>? | Sede <b>...</b>

Posted: 24 Jul 2015 07:18 AM PDT

Kylie Jenner with cornrows. Photograph: Kylie Jenner/Instagram

Hair is not an easy thing for a woman to manage, day to day. And tangles aren't our only trouble. In recent times, hairstyles have increasingly become a politicised, racialised issue that women are expected to have a stance on.

Some argue that when white women braid or wear their hair in cornrows this is "cultural appropriation", while black women are asked to show race allegiance by keeping our hair natural.

Recently, the US actor Amandla Stenberg accused some white female celebrities of cultural appropriation for wearing hairstyles usually associated with black women; there was heated debate over Kylie Jenner's cornrows; and this week the BBC is running a debate series on the "political issue" of African women's hairstyles.

This is a case of some women wanting to dictate to other women how they should wear their hair

I do understand the symbolism of hair, especially to black women who, like black men, have had to endure taunts and insults about their natural physical appearance in the past. However, in the words of India.Arie: "I am not my hair." And no woman of any colour should feel the need to defend her choice of hairstyle.

While I appreciate the arguments in favour of black women taking pride in their natural hair, I can't help feeling that the politics of hair is fast becoming another issue that exacerbates the racial divide. It has also become a case of some women wanting to dictate to other women how they should wear their hair. If they don't comply, it means they are "trying to be white" or "cultural appropriators", as the case may be.

Kylie Jenner with cornrows Kylie Jenner with cornrows. Photograph: Kylie Jenner/Instagram

In an era in which mixing, matching and borrowing are fundamental elements of fashion worldwide, an era in which we are trying to emphasise our common humanity, do we really have to insist on particular hairstyles being the exclusive ownership of a certain race? I had hoped such days were long gone.

I choose to wear my hair natural not because I suddenly discovered how evil hair relaxers are, but because of my hair texture. I also choose to wear weaves, style my kinky locks into an afro when I'm feeling hip, or to go braided just to take a break from the daily bother of managing my largely uncooperative hair. I choose to celebrate the freedom of swinging between hairstyles, and if women out there of any race choose to adapt my styles, I have no qualms about that. If white women want to wear their hair "the black way" I see it as a cultural export, not appropriation.

It's akin to wearing blusher as part of my make-up routine – I love the subtle brightness of colour on my cheeks, illusory as that may be, but this should not be interpreted as a desire to be something else. Theoretically though, as a black woman I could also be accused of appropriation because visible blushing isn't meant to be apparent on dark skin like mine. This would mean me having to reconsider my whole make-up routine. The horror!

I'd also have to ditch the crochet braids I sometimes love to wear above my cornrows because my natural hair texture is quite coarse and nowhere near the pretty curls of the synthetic braid extensions I use on occasions. But I refuse to be apologetic or feel disloyal to my race for my beauty routines and extensions.

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We women often complain of being judged by men on our appearance rather than our achievements. To instigate heated discussions about which women are allowed to wear certain hairstyles seems to me to be playing right into the chauvinist narrative of a woman being defined by how she looks and what she wears.

It is a tricky affair to start marking out cultural territories in the realm of fashion because this raises unending questions. What if white women raised an objection to black women wearing wigs or extensions with silky textures, pointing out the similarities to their own hair? Would such battles leave anyone with a sense of fulfilment?

Politicising the issue of hair is wrong. Women have fought for the freedom to make their own choices for centuries. Why do some women now want to take over the role of men in dictating to us how we should or shouldn't look? It is important a woman's conception of beauty isn't dictated by society, black or white, female or male. All that will do is to undermine the self-confidence of some women and build walls between us.

Race issues can have a quicksand effect, but experiences are powerful in shaping individual perspectives. If, for instance, Rachel Dolezal wants to wear her hair "black" or "dress black", is she really hurting anybody by doing that? I honestly can't see how.

It is good there is more notice of what black women can achieve with their natural hairstyles. What doesn't make sense is the constant bickering over what qualifies as "black" hair. So whether you decide to wear cornrows as a white woman or do the big chop and transition to natural hair as a black woman, it's up to you and not the hair police. As for me, my hair roots – however they're styled – do not in any way make me disloyal to my black roots.

Hip <b>Hairstyles for Women</b> Over 40 - Prime Parents Club

Posted: 03 Aug 2015 07:00 AM PDT

Once you hit 40, something happens. No, not just the cliche things — metabolism slowing down, near vision gets worse, you start to contemplate where you are in your life — but something else. Sometimes there is an itch to try something new like changing how you look. And, what's a better place to start than with your hair?

Hair is an easy fix when you want to freshen up your look because you can try a new color for a completely different look, or chop it all off and start completely fresh. (And, even better, the color eventually fades and the hair grows back, so it's kind of a no biggie kind of change.)

If you're looking to freshen up your forties, try out a new 'do like one of these.

1. Hair Color

Hair color for women over 40

Hair color for women over 40Hair color is one of the best ways to change it up after you turn 40. And, we're not talking those safe highlights that you've been getting for years. We're talking going big and bold with purples, pinks and blues — because if not now, then when?

You can rock wild hair and still act your age. (Trust us.)

Just be sure to talk to your hair specialist about what colors will work best with your natural hair color and skin tone.

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2. Short Hair Styles

short hairstyles for women over 40

short hairstyles for women over 40Been thinking of a short haircut? Going short and sleek can give your 40-something self new sass. (Not to mention, think of all that time you'll save on blow drying and curling or flat ironing!)

And, super short hair is more versatile than you think — sleek it down for work or a black tie event and then spike it up to get your fun on.

Afraid to go short? Let your fears go by remembering: It's just hair! And, it will grow back (so no need to freak out about it).

3. Medium Hair Styles

Bob hairstyles for over 40 women

wavy bob hairstyle for women over 40Medium length hairstyles are great if you still want a little versatility. Not only that, they work well on both curly and straight hair!

A blunt, wavy bob or reverse bob can be tamed down — less curly and more sleek for work and then bobbed up a bit with curls or waves for a night out on the town. You can even do a natural, beachy day look.

(Plus, with this length, you can probably still pull it back if it's bugging you.)

4. Long Hair Styles

Long hair over age 40

Long hair on women over 40You know how some people say you shouldn't have long hair once you are over age 40? Well, that's a load of crap.

Long hair can still look amazing in your forties —  if you keep it shaped up and not just let it go a la the I'm too tired to deal look. (#guilty)

Just make sure not to use long hair as an excuse to have it pulled back in an easy ponytail all the time. (Although an awesome messy ponytail is OK on occasion.)

If you're going to have long hair after age 40, be sure to do something with it.

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Worst <b>Hairstyles for Women</b> Over 40 - Total Beauty

Posted: 21 Jun 2011 04:06 PM PDT

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