"Ria had bobbed her hair to chin length"

Clara Bow - photographed by Nicholas Murray
Public DomainClara Bow - photographed by Nicholas Murray
Cutting one’s hair short was still very radical in 1915, and considered by many, especially the older generation, to be “fast”, i.e. not respectable. Young women soon began to cut their hair as a declaration of independence.  1920s silent film star, Clara Bow, has the kind of bob that Ria might have had.