A young Japanese woman waving her bobbed hairstyle.
The bob was first started in the USA in 1915 by celebrated ballroom dancer Irene Castle (1893-1969).
It was perfect for the free-spirited youth of the time and turned into a controversial craze during the 1920s. The bob became the signature look of the flapper.
It didn’t take long for young Japanese women with modern ideas to take to the new hairstyle. Compared to the traditional Japanese styles it was extremely easy to care for, as well as liberating.
For more information about the modernizing Japanese woman during the 1920s and 1930s, see 1930s • Woman with Modern Hairdo.
Reference for Citations
Duits, Kjeld (). 1920s: Woman Curling Hair, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on May 27, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/269/woman-curling-hair
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