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.
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→
Learn how to make a basic Edwardian pompadour hairstyle. If you want to portray a Gibson Girl, then this authentic Edwardian pompadour updo is perfect! It’s also a very quick hairstyle, you can make it in under ten minutes! Continue reading Edwardian Pompadour Hairstyle Tutorial→
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create authentic Edwardian heatless zig zag curls. Edwardian ladies used this technique to create waves for their pompadour hairstyles but these zig zag waves are still beautiful today!