The pageboy (or page boy) is a hairstyle named after a drawing of a woman dressed as an English page boy. It involves straight hair hanging to below the ear where it usually turns under. Often there is a fringe (bangs) in the front.
In the early 1950s, the New York City hairdresser M. Lewis popularized this style. In the film Pulp Fiction the character of Mia Wallace, played by actress Uma Thurman, sports a pageboy, as does AnnaSophia Robb as Violet Beauregarde in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Although it is currently a women's hairstyle, some men have worn it such as the fictional characters He-Man, in his original 1980s incarnation, and Prince Valiant.
The pageboy is similar to a long bob hairstyle. A pageboy flip has the bottom reversed to curl outward.