Each era has a "look" which women of the time aspire to. This is the "look" which wartime young women wanted to achieve.
Hairstyle and make-up are the only tools used. Wartime shortages made any style difficult to achieve.
Lipstick, if available was red only.
Arched eyebrows were plucked to shape and pencilled.
Lifted hairstyles were the fashion.
Shampoo was difficult to obtain and even soap was rationed. Other hair products hardly existed.
Long hair was discouraged in the factories where for safety, those with long hair wore snoods to prevent their hair from being caught in machinery.
Servicewomen's hair had to be 3 inches above the shoulders.
To achieve a hairstyle women would sleep in curlers which was not comfortable.
Date written on the back: August 1940
Above dated 1940: Age about 17 years old Estimate: born 1923 ± 3 years