Victorian Updo:  Women in the mid- to late-1800s grew their hair long but opted to wear it swept up—typically with a little pouf and some curls to cover the forehead—so that it didn’t interfere with their ever-important daily chores around the house.

15 Delightful Hairdos History Has Forgotten

Contemporary carte de visite, 1870s                                                                                                                                                                                 More

A Simple 1870s Hairstyle Tutorial and a Review of Mona Lisa’s Curly Bangs Wiglet from Hair World By Jamie

Constance Waverly. An enchanter's daughter, she is promised to Clarence Chambers. She is witty and well-read, a bright spark who appears deceptively shy at first.

An enchanter's daughter, she is promised to Clarence Chambers. She is witty and well-read, a bright spark who appears deceptively shy at first.

So good! Except for the loose curls in the face. (A young woman in profile, 1898. Photo by Maurice Bremard.)

Studienkopf, Photographer: Maurice Bremard, France, Journal: Die Kunst in der Photographie 1898

Before Pintrest, articles like this from 1882 would teach the latest hairstyles. I think I'd need a few more steps! Me too!

Ephemeral Elegance on

Out of the thousands of fashion plates held by the department, the ones from the and never fail to astonish with their depictions of lustrous and abundant hairstyles.

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