|The Eton crop was the shortest of the "bobbed" hairstyles.
It was named after the famous English school whose boys wore their hair slightly longer than was usual for the day. It was indeed sometimes termed the "boyish bob"
The sleek outline was achieved by the application of brilliantine, which was an early type of hair gel.
The style was short lived. I imagine those who wore it were strong-willed and confident.
The Eton crop attracted much press comment and was often the subject of cartoons.
|Other named Bobs include:-
and the succeeding Shingle and its variants.