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1939-45  • Lifted Hairstyle

Wartime hairstyle•

The majority of the hairstyles adopted during the war years involved lifting the hair from around a woman's face.
A minority of styles took this idea to extremes as shown on this page. These styles seems to have been adopted by girls in their teens and early twenties. I would guess that the average age would be about twenty. Styles with this amount of excessive lift involved time and effort; an anomaly something not expected during these years when practicality was paramount the most important thing. Some young women plainly thought the 'look' was worth the time and effort. Photographs such as these prove it.

• Photo above by Wells of Lancing

Above dated about 1943: Age about 19 years old  • Estimate: born 1924 ± 3 years