HOME PAGE 1900 to 1913 1914 to 1918 1919 to 1929 1930 to 1938 1939 to 1945 1946 to 1950 Other sections

hairstyle  • The Coconut Bob

from about 1924 to 1928

The thick fringe and lack of parting earned this hairstyle the unflattering name of coconut bob.Sometimes the severity of the style was softened with cheek curls or a hint of a parting.Not withstanding the style never attempted the slick look of the Orchid Bob.
Hats often dictate the hairstyles upon which they sit. Essentially the cloche hat demanded a hairstyle of this nature.
Other named Bobs:-
Orchid bob
Windswept Bob
Brushedback Bob
Egyptian bob
Moana Bob
Charleston Cut
Eton Crop
and the succeeding Shingle and its variants.

Photograph above by Vandyck of Norwich