The middy was *the* haircut of the 40's. There was some variety in length, but most people stuck to the same basic cut. I've toyed around with getting this cut before but I couldn't find a good picture of someone with it unstyled who also had hair like mine (i.e. completely straight). Well, today I found one! And I've decided to get my hair cut like that as soon as it grows out enough! Lisa Freemont Street has two wonderful videos about this hair cut. She also has many, many other wonderful vintage hairstyling videos. Check out her youtube channel here.
Here it is:
Here is how to style it:
And here is a video by Casey of Elegant Musings for those of you with naturally wavy or curly hair: