1910s Hairstyle – The Recamier Coiffure

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For the 1910s hairstyle I followed the coiffure lesson for ‘the now fashionable Recamier style‘. It says that the fashionable woman no longer wears a huge pompadour hairstyle or an exaggerated swirl. It calls the Recamier the smartest hairstyle which every woman can make herself. Additionally, a hairpiece is no longer needed for this new style.

First a little pouf is made with the front hair. The pouf should be ‘soft’ and ‘fluffy’, and no pompadour roll should be used.

Then small puffs are made at the back of the head by rolling strands of hair around two fingers. Then, each puff is securely pinned with hairpins. I made three larger hair puffs, but the instructions also show pictures with more but smaller puffs. And if there’s enough hair left, two twisted hair strands can be laid round the puffs.

I decorated the hairstyle with a pink and white beaded orchid flower and a pink satin ribbon like in this photograph. In this photograph, the lady has a similar hairstyle with puffs and twisted strands. And here’s another photograph of a 1910s hairstyle. And in this fashion plate, the hair is decorated with a large flower.

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