As a signature song, the ultra-sultry Marlène Dietrich performed this number countless times. She is perhaps best known as the culmination of many disparate traits that seem to simply "work" for her. This short hairstyle brings to mind all of those traits. In the carefully coiffed curls and sweeps we see a smoky, sultry feminine beauty.
Yet the length is just a touch too short to be overtly girly or romanticized and reminds us of Dietrich's hinted androgyny, which with her husky voice and exotic accent made her one of the most memorable glamour icons of all time. This is a style for the woman who knows who she is, what she wants and isn't afraid to stand up to anyone for it.
Click to enlargeCollection: Autumn-Winter Hairstyles
Hairstyle: Jack Holt Coiffeur Créateur
Photography: J.P. Darbois & H. Peyre
1920s hairstyle with curls
Short hairstyle with barrel curls