1920s Hairstyles from Great Gatsby and Downton Abbey

Thanks to movies and TV shows, the rip-roaring 1920’s are back in style! Pop culture has brought this decade back to the forefront of fashion. From The Great Gatsby to Downton Abbey, sophisticated 1920’s hairstyles are everywhere.

Take your hair back in time by wearing these 1920s hairstyles from Great Gatsby and Downton Abbey!


Thanks to the re-make of The Great Gatsby, bob styles are super popular. Show the world your Daisy Buchanan inspired hairstyle by creating your own faux bob!

Start by curling your hair completely and brushing through it with your fingers to create soft, loose waves. Pull your hair into a loose ponytail and tuck underneath at the nape of your neck. Pin your faux bob securely into place.


To finish off this look, let two perfectly curly tendrils frame your face. Add a Gatsby-inspired accessory like a beautiful bedazzled lace headband to compliment your 1920s hairstyle.


What could represent the 1920s better than flapper hair? Flapper girls didn’t conform to the societal or fashion norms of the time…. which is why their style has become so iconic.

One of the most popular flapper hairstyles was short hair. Flapper style was all about being bold – and short hair definitely played with convention. Loose the length to embrace your inner flapper girl!

This simple look combines Marcel waves with a low updo off to one side and is by adding a simple and stylish headband. This is something that the always proper Mary Crawley would even wear to dinner! The perfect finishing touch is an ultra long necklace worn over a boxy dress and of course, every lady must wear gloves.


If you love the TV series, Downton Abbey, you’ll love this next hairstyle! It is all about vintage finger waves! Worn by youngest sister, Edith Crawley, this 1920s hairstyle is definitely bold.

To create your own finger waves, you’ll need a comb and some bobby pins. Start with damp hair and run gel through your hair. Comb the gel through your hair and make a deep side part.

Place bobby pins through the front of your hair, wherever you want to create waves. Let your hair dry completely with the pins in place before you remove them. If you have medium to long hair, you can pull the rest of your hair into a low bun to finish.

Bring retro style to your look by getting creative. Try these 1920s Hairstyles from Great Gatsby and Downton Abbey – you’ll be totally unforgettable!