'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. Some styles, like curtain hair, we'd love to see make a comeback. Others like the flat top -- which originated in 1915! -- we're happy to see in the past.

Take an in-depth look at some of the most memorable 'dos in the video above, and excuse us while we try to recreate the 'Gibson Girl' look from 1900.

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