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I made two new Indian beaded wirework hair clips. 😀 Continue reading DIY Wirework Beaded Hair Clip
I was surprised when I found Victorian recipes for hairspray! 😀 In Victorian times, hairspray was called bandoline which was used to set curls. Victorian hairspray was made with quince seeds, gum arabic or gum tragacanth. Here I tried a Victorian recipe for ‘Rose Bandoline’ made with gum arabic and rosewater. Continue reading DIY Hairspray Recipe – Victorian Rose Bandoline
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
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make your own wooden hair stick with twigs! Twig hairsticks are so easy and fast to make – and they cost practically nothing. They’re also a wonderful DIY gift. Continue reading DIY Twig Hair Stick – Tutorial
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)
Some time ago I’ve won this antique 1920s marcel wave iron at an auction! Yay! 😀 Continue reading Antique 1920s Marcel Wave Iron
An easy and authentic 1920s/30s hairstyle tutorial for long hair that is still wearable today!
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
A while ago I bought Edwardian-style hairpins made of real horn. Continue reading Edwardian Horn Hairpins
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