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6 Scandalous Hairstyles Throughout History That Were Once Considered Shocking

4) Flapper Bob

When the flapper emerged in the 1920s as a new and mysterious type of woman, her outrageous hairstyle made more than a few heads turn. Critics of bobbed hair on young ladies argued that it wasn’t feminine at all and waxed poetic about the long tresses once found on nearly all female heads.

While criticism was strong, ladies with long hair began to pin their hair up in styles that closely mimicked the flapper style. Flash forward to the 1930s and women had forgone reservations about short hair – embracing this new beauty standard with pin-curled and permed hairstyles that relied on bobbed hair.

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