Younger boys from the 1920s used to wear short haircuts. Short in the back and in the front with or without bangs. Nothing special. However, some 1920’s hairstyles are very interesting to look at and can give you a good idea of what you want to get done.
1920s Men’s Hairstyles
Whether you are looking for an everyday hairstyle or getting ready for a masquerade, take a look at the below creative 1920s hairstyles for men.
1. High comb over
A simple comb over was considered stylish in 1920s. Men would ask their barbers to leave the hair long enough on top to comb it backwards. The sleek look was achieved by hair gel or pomade. A great style for a night out.
2. Low comb over
In the 1920s, comb overs were often used by men, who wanted to hide the receding hairline. So, it was a classic choice for older men. A low comb overlooked natural and was quite easy to style. Some gel was required to keep the hair in place.
3. Sleek and chic
This 20s hairstyle requires thick hair and a lot of hair gel. It was often used for going out. You would rarely see such a hairstyle on an office worker or a serious businessman. Nowadays this haircut will fit a man of any profession.
4. Neat side part
This neat hairstyle would have been considered very fashionable in the 1920s. Minimum hair cosmetics and a natural part would keep some heads turning at a retro high school dance. So, why not give it a try?
5. Lateral comb over
This type of a comb-over is a modern interpretation of the classic 1920s men’s hairstyle. The hair on the sides is cut very short, while a textured mane is swept sideways. Altogether this makes a great modern look.
Men’s Undercuts were popular in the 1920s. They were worn by sailors and some military men. Usually, the top part was kept quite short, but there was comb over variations as well. The hair was mostly faded on the sides.
7. Ocean waves
This hairstyle from the 1920s was favored by black men. It was created by using a special hairbrush and a little hair gel. While this style might look pretty ordinary now, 90 years ago it was a real hit. Hair is cut really short (about 4 mm (0,15 inches) and styled with a hairbrush to create waves.
8. Sleek side-swept waves
Sleep side swept waves are created by making a lateral comb over. Then the hair is curled into neat waves by using a comb and hair gel. All Clark Gable fans considered this hairstyle a must-do. It will look fantastic on a modern man as well.
9. Classy 1920s Businessman Hairstyle
The businessmen in the 1920s didn’t go for complicated movie star hairstyles and limited themselves to simple taper fades with slight comb overs. This style is easy to manage and doesn’t require too much maintenance. It can become a great idea for any man nowadays.
10. Sleek and fashionable
Making a side part was a must for stylish men. Keeping the wild hair subdued by hair gel was not easy, but men were ready to do it. This easy to do hairstyle is great for any occasion since the hair looks very neat.
11. Taper fade
Taper fades have been rather popular in the 1920s and can be considered a classic men’s hair cut of the 20th century. The sides are kept short, while the top part is left long enough for styling. If you want to keep to the classics, it is imperative not to do any side shaving. Otherwise, the style becomes modern.
12. Side part with a crest
Making crests has been fun then and it is still fun now. This haircut is created by leaving enough hair on top to do some creative styling. The side part is made by a comb. The top part is side swept and elevated with the help of some hair gel.
13. Modern variations
This hairstyle would have found its niche in the 1920s. It is a bolder variation of the 1920’s taper fade, which men wore on a regular basis. Some hair gel is required to keep the hair in place. Don’t forget to brush it backwards.
14. Comb over with a voluminous beard
Facial hair was also quite popular in the 1920s. While the working class appreciate short beards or opted for clean shaving, bohemian society went farther to grow outrageous unkempt beards. Nowadays such beard would make you look more like a rebel, so make your choice.
15. Another classical style
This 1920’s hairstyle was considered classical back then and is still widely used. A taper fade with a side-swept top looks great on men with all face and hair types. The hairstyle is all-purpose. If you want it to look vintage, add more hair gel.
While hair products, such as gels and pomades, were quite popular in the 1920s, the natural hairstyles were still used quite often. Men, who didn’t want to spend too much time caring for their hair, chose simple hairstyles, that required no maintenance.
17. Creative pompadours
Small pompadours are a great choice for men with short hair and no wish to spend much time on it. This stylish look is easily achieved by some hair gel and a round brush. Don’t forget the classical side part.
18. Short and neat
This short hairstyle looks great with no hair cosmetics. At first, the side part is created. Then both sides are carefully brushed to get a natural look. While no hair gel is needed, regular brushing is a must to keep the style neat.
19. Sleek wavy style
This hairstyle is great for men with wavy or curly hair. After the side part is created, the hair is smoothed by hair gel. The natural wave is allowed to stay and even to curl up at the ends. Another amazing 1920s hairstyle is ready!
20. Nothing extra
In the 1920’s, young boys didn’t experiment with hair care products, they went for natural looks. Take a look at this photo. The hair is neatly cut, without any creative tweaks. The bangs are side swept according to the classical side part.