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An Animated History of 20th Century Hairstyles

Apr 22, 2015 | 8 videos
Video by The Atlantic

The history of hairstyles in the 20th century is a lively one, from the Gibson Girl's chignon to the conk, which was worn by musicians like Sam Cooke, to Lucille Ball's poodle cut, and of course, feathered hair made famous by Farrah Fawcett. It was a century of fast-paced fashions, made memorable by the identities showcased by hairstyle.

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Author: Jackie Lay

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