21 Unforgettable Hairstyles


1930s

The finger wave style on Greta Garbo.
The finger wave style on Greta Garbo.
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1. The Finger Wave: Curls and waves were in fashion in the 1930s. Often hailed as the most tasteful decade, the 1930s found women styling themselves after the stars of the burgeoning Hollywood film industry. Think Greta Garbo, Katharine Hepburn, and Carole Lombard, who all kept their hair short to mid-length, wavy, and styled for maximum sex appeal.