Hair Inspiration: Gatsby Glam

Sources (l-r): The Nickersons/via Vintage Tea Roses/Willow Moone

Fact: I am more than a little bit obsessed with Gatsby right now. Although it’s not a new thing – the novel is one of my favourite books, and I have had a huge crush on the ’20s since I read it as a teenager. And I am also a huge, huge Baz Luhrmann fan. After the movie tanked with reviewers last year, I was so nervous to see it, but I ADORED every second of that film. No kidding, I watched it three more times on the flights from the UK to Dubai and Dubai to Durban last month. Now I won’t go into the many reasons why it’s one of my new favourite movies, except for one – Gatsby styling is awesome. The dresses, the hair… wouldn’t we all want to play dress up as Daisy Buchanan for one night? Incredibly flattering. So it’s really no surprise that I love the 1920s trend that has made its way into weddings (and stayed) – what is surprising to me in a way is just how popular it has been with everyone else. The post I did a couple of months ago on Gatsby bridesmaid dresses turned out to be one of your all-time faves, and it got me thinking that maybe it would be fun to do a hair feature on 1920s and 1930s-inspired styles. They’re not period replicas, but this series of beautiful (very flattering) styles incorporates some 1920s trademarks – finger waves, bobs, beautiful hair accessories, soft buns curled into the nape. I dare you not to fall in love with one, or several… old sport.

Sources (top to bottom, left to right): 1- Hugh Forte/Frank Harrison (Salon Adelante) via Green Wedding Shoes; 2- The Nickersons/ via Style Me Pretty; 3- Dottie Photography/Top To Toe + Love Hair by Sonja & Co via Love My Dress; 4- Stephanie Williams for This Modern Romance/10.11. Makeup via Magnolia Rouge; 5- Andy Griffin Photography/Bespoke Occasions via Love My Dress; 6- Mike Larson/The Queens Bees via Style Me Pretty; 7- Victoria Mill├ęsime/Brides and Beautyvia Love My Dress; 8- Annemarie King via Love My Dress; 9- Tatum Reid/Flamingo Amy via Love My Dress; 10- Jordan Weiland/Michele Renee via Glamour & Grace; 11- Belinda Hay via Vintage Tea Roses; 12- Wildflowers Photography; 13- Ashley Photographer/Sheree Ibey via Green Wedding Shoes; 14- Twigs & Honey; 15- via Damona Art Photography; 16- Allyson James; 17- Aaron Delesie via Style Me Pretty; 18- Jose Villa/TEAM Hair and Make Up via Style Me Pretty; 19- Sonia Roselli; 20- Willow Moone on Etsy; 21- Anna Rose; 22- Ashley Photographer/Sheree Ibey via Green Wedding Shoes





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