Category Archives: Historical Hairstyle Tutorials

Historical hairstyle tutorials from the Middle Ages, the Victorian & Edwardian era and the 1920s, and boho hairstyle tutorials.

Edwardian Pinless Pompadour Hairstyle Tutorial

The most popular hairstyle in the Edwardian era was the pompadour.  But not all Edwardian pompadour hairstyles require teasing, hair combs and hairpins. These Edwardian instructions from 1907 show you how to create an Edwardian pinless pompadour with only a ribbon! The Edwardian pompadour hairstyle is easy and fast to make and can still be worn today!

Edwardian Pinless Pompadour Hairstyle Tutorial
Edwardian pinless pompadour with figure “8” bun

‘Dressing the hair without a hair pin […] an innovation which every woman will appreciate […] To be able to dress one’s hair without the aid of hairpins sounds too good to be true. To know that one’s coiffure can be neatly and becomingly arranged and fastened securely without a single wire or shell pin being required brings joy to the heart of womankind. […] Continue reading Edwardian Pinless Pompadour Hairstyle Tutorial

DIY Boho Pom Pom Hair Accessory

DIY Boho Pom Pom Hair Accessory

I love the boho hairstyles by Mara Hoffman which are made with Indian camel swags! 😀 And finally I made my own pompom hair accessory. Yay! I love it! In this tutorial I’ll show you how you can make your own and how to use the pompom hair accessory for a cute boho hairstyle. Continue reading DIY Boho Pom Pom Hair Accessory

16th Or 17th C. Braided Hairstyle – Tutorial

16th Or 17th Braided Hairstyle - Tutorial

This medieval braided updo is suitable for a 16th or 17th century lower class woman. 16th and 17th century lower class women always wore their hair covered with a coif, so it’s not easy to know how they dressed their hair, but they might have worn a similar braided updo according to these two 16th century paintings – a great source about 16th/17th century hairstyles + free coif patterns.

The braid hairstyle is made without hairties or hairpins! Continue reading 16th Or 17th C. Braided Hairstyle – Tutorial

1840s And 1850s Hairstyles

1840s And 1850s Hairstyles

The typical hairstyle of the 1840s and 1850s was a bun at the back of the head with slight variations. At the beginning of the 1840s the bun was worn low, in the later 1840s it was worn high at the back of the head, and in the 1850s it was again worn low in the neck. The hair was parted in an Y shape, which can be seen in this 1854 painting. The bun could be just a twisted strand of hair; but the hair could also be braided (-> my tutorial) or rope braided before it was put into a bun. For evening wear the bun was more elaborate. During the day, the hair was usually covered: indoors with a day cap, and outside with a bonnet. The day cap (other names: morning cap or breakfast cap) was worn worn in the early part of the Victorian era by all women (young, unmarried and married women), later just by married women, and since the 1860s or 1870s mainly by older, married women. The front hair was worn in curls or loops.

 

Early 1840s hairstyles (low bun)

Early 1840s hairstyles (low bun) Continue reading 1840s And 1850s Hairstyles

1920s/30s Hairstyle Tutorial For Long Hair

An easy and authentic 1920s/30s hairstyle tutorial for long hair that is still wearable today!

1920s/30s Hairstyle Tutorial For Long Hair

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to recreate an original 1920s/30s hairstyle for your next Gatsby party! Not all women in the 1920s wore their hair bobbed. This hairstyle was worn by women who loved their long tresses but still wanted to look fashionable. Continue reading 1920s/30s Hairstyle Tutorial For Long Hair

Edwardian Pompadour Hairstyle Tutorial

Edwardian Pompadour Hairstyle Tutorial

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make a basic Edwardian Pompadour hairstyle. This 1910 Pompadour updo is described as ‘chic and pretty, without being in any way over-elaborate’. ‘The Pompadour style is one of the quickest methods of dressing the hair’ (Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia, 1910-2): It can be done in less than ten minutes. Continue reading Edwardian Pompadour Hairstyle Tutorial