Friday, April 9, 2010

Elaborate hairstyles.....

Well, I've been writing a report about Marie Antoinette (not like I'm saying she's someone I look up to.. but she's someone I think we all can learn something from) and I've been looking at pics of the pouf. The pouf is, according to, "a high headdress with the hair rolled in puffs, worn by women in the late 18th century".

Here's a pic of one. There were much more elaborate styles than this one, but in most of the pics I found there were very low-cut dresses.

Anyways, taking that inspiration with me, I attempted to weave in tons and tons of ribbons and things into my friends hair.

Here are the results. (And please note that it's not historically correct.... just historically inspired :)

Side view. I pulled left over ribbon ends to the side and tied the gold one in a half bow.

I must say, it looked better in real life, but the pics are close.

I think I'm going to buy feathers and some more ribbons and experiment with my sister's hair if she'll let me. I'll be sure to post pics!

By the way, if you haven't checked out Rapunzel's Resource, you really should! She (Elizabeth) has done many hair tutorials I just love... particularly the Authentic 18th Century Style, all of the Miramax's Emma hairstyles, and the Romala Garai hairstyle in the new Emma.

Have a lovely day! God bless!
p.s. this may be my last post for the next few days.... we're going to Victoria, BC; the closest thing to England on this continent! Yay!!!!


  1. Fun! That hairstyle must have taken a very long time, indeed!!!! :) Hope you have a great time in BC. That sounds so much fun!
    In Christ,

  2. Fun! I can't wait til my hair grows a little longer so that I can do it in fancy historical styles. :-D

    Have fun in Victoria!! It is one of my dreams to go there! :-D


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