‘An Animated History Of 20th Century Hairstyles’ Shows How Far Hair Has Come

Hairstyles can speak volumes about history. Over the course of the 20th century, looks ranged from dreamy to trendy, from intricate to just plain bizarre. A new animated video from The Atlantic takes viewers on a 100-year hair journey. From mullets to pompadours, bobs and beyond, the 20th century saw more than a few iconic hairstyles. 

See dozens more hair styles over the decades for men and women here. 

Shirley MacLaine in Billy Wilder’s The Apartment (1960). This famous line actually came out of a conversation that MacLaine had with Wilder about her own troubled love life. Recognizing good material when he heard it, Wilder rewrote and reshot the scene. I did an post on this and all the other stories about the making of The Apartment that MacLaine shared at TCMFF!