H is for Hair Schmair: Joan’s Many Hairstyles


I think that the most important thing a woman can have— next to talent, of course— is her hairdresser.

– Joan Crawford

Honestly, this is one of Joan’s overused quotes ever. I’ve seen many people, as well as beauty parlors, use this quote to embody the importance of a good crowning glory.

Truth be told, Joan lived up to this line. From the start of her career in the 20s until the 70s, her hair didn’t remain the same. Much like her eyebrows, Joan’s hair went with the flow of time, too.


Here’s a quick tour of Joan’s ever-changing hairstyle, from the Roaring Twenties to the Simple (but elegant) Seventies:

1920s – As a flapper icon, Joan rocked the bob, finger waves and a lot of curls.

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1930s – More curls (except for her character in The Bride Wore Red (1937))! Joan kept her hair short during this decade.


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1940s – Now going for more lengthy hairstyles, Joan still kept her hair curly  (curls were in during that time) and cap-friendly.

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1950s – It’s all about cropped bangs, baby.



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1960s – Age-appropriate hairstyles for Joan, fit for a queen.



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1970s – Big hair, big fun!


Happy blogging (and fangirling!)


(All photos from Joan Crawford Best)


5 thoughts on “H is for Hair Schmair: Joan’s Many Hairstyles

  1. She never let her hair become static. That’s a problem–when one can’t change with the times. Although, some of those styles make her look rather severe.

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