1878/ 1882 Braided Hairstyle Tutorial

1870s 1880s Braided Hairstyle Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to make this late 1870s/ early 1880s braided hairstyle.

1878/ 1882 Braided Hairstyle Tutorial

Part the hair into three sections: the front hair from ear to ear, and two hair sections at the back of the head. Braid each of the last into a braid, and join them in a loop. Hide the ends, and add a hair clip.

1870s braided hairstyle

Use a hair rat (I’ve used brown wool), …

natural form hairstyle

… comb the front hair over it, and secure it with a hair comb.

natural form braided hairstyle

Draw the rest of the hair through the middle between the braids and secure it with pins.

1882 braided hairstyle

My inspiration for this natural form hairstyle was this 1878 fashion plate.

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