shingle.jpgThe shingle or the "boyish bob" introduced in 1923 featured hair which tapered into a V-shape at the nape of the neck with either waves or spit curls at the sides.
Economic Effects of Bobbing (from the Washington Post, 1925): The bobbed hair fashion has started a new industry, or at least set its wheels to whirling much faster--the beauty industry. Five years ago, there were 5,000 hairdressing shops in the United States; at the end of 1924 there were 21,000 established shops and several thousand transients. These figures, be it noted, do not include those barber-shops which do a rushing business with bobbing. Bobbing has led to the adoption of other aids to personal adornment, and the result is that beauty shops flourish everywhere throughout the land.
In time society would be more forgiving and by 1927, the shingle bob would no longer be a big controversy. The severity of the style had been tested and women were now experimenting with softer more feminine looks to usher in the 1930s