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1910s Hairstyles

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1910s Hairstyles

Home> 1910s Hairstyles 1910s Hairstyles 1910s Authentic Coiffures Hair styling during the teens was defined by voluminous sihouttes shaped softly around the face. Hair pieces were used to create the necessary volume and false braids and switches were used to adorn the more intricate styles. Before the permanent and curling iron, there was the Marcel wave. Similar in concept to the curling iron, the Marcel iron was heated and used to crimp hair into waves. The waves would add texture and interest to the intricate styles employed during this decade. The Simple Pompadour The Divided Pompadour The Pysche Knot The American Wave Marcel Waves
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1910s Hairstyles

1900’s This decade saw a transition in hairstyles, from the more confined styles of the Victorian era to looser, fuller hairstyles. Curiously, both long and short styles were popular, with longer, free-flowing hair slowly gaining more converts as the decade progressed. Volume was the theme that ran through most of the popular hairstyles, regardless of hair length. Longer hairstyles featured hair parted in the middle (with a noticeable part), and long wavy tresses hanging below the shoulders. Shorter hairstyles generally began around the ears and ‘poofed’ up over the head in several updo styles, often held in place with barrettes and adorned with bows, or large, wide hats.
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1910s Hairstyles

It may have been a brief period in the scheme of things, but the large adorned hats, pompadour hairstyles and corseted figures of the women make the Edwardian era a distinct and memorable one for fashion. As Britain moved into the 1910s and the reign of George V, the continued rise of the Suffragettes and the onset of World War I saw women taking a new direction. Things were about to change.
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1910s Hairstyles

Ah, the fictional Gibson Girl. Portrayed in the satirical pen-and-ink-illustrated stories created by illustrator Charles Dana Gibson in America, the perky Gibson Girl was the epitome of the feminine ideal from the late Victorian era to the early 1910s.
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1910s Hairstyles

Hi Charlotte, Not in public/for any social occasion – women wore their long hair up, it simply wasn’t the done thing to wear one’s hair down. For work, women also wore their hair up (from the manual jobs kept after the war, to nursing, maids/servants, the WRAF and so on). Hair only started to be worn down, as such, when the short-cut bobs came in during the 1910s.
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1910s Hairstyles

1910s Authentic Coiffures Hair styling during the teens was defined by voluminous sihouttes shaped softly around the face. Hair pieces were used to create the necessary volume and false braids and switches were used to adorn the more intricate styles. Before the permanent and curling iron, there was the Marcel wave. Similar in concept to the curling iron, the Marcel iron was heated and used to crimp hair into waves. The waves would add texture and interest to the intricate styles employed during this decade. The Simple Pompadour The Divided Pompadour The Pysche Knot The American Wave Marcel Waves
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1910s Hairstyles

During the early years of the 1910s the fashionable silhouette became much more lithe, fluid and soft than in the 1900s. When the Ballets Russes performed Scheherazade in Paris in 1910, a mania for Orientalism ensued. The couturier Paul Poiret was one of the first designers to translate this vogue into the fashion world. Poiret’s clients were at once transformed into harem girls in flowing pantaloons, turbans, and vivid colors and geishas in exotic kimono. The Art Deco movement began to emerge at this time and its influence was evident in the designs of many couturiers of the time. Simple felt hats, turbans, and clouds of tulle replaced the styles of headgear popular in the 1900s (decade). It is also notable that the first real fashion shows were organized during this period in time, by the first female couturier, Jeanne Paquin, who was also the second Parisian couturier to open foreign branches in London, Buenos Aires, and Madrid.
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Fashion for children in the 1910s evolved in two different directions, day-to-day and formal dress. Boys were dressed in suits with trousers that extended to the knee and girls’ apparel began to become less “adult” as skirt lengths were shortened and features became more child-focused (Villa 28). The war affected the trends in general, as well (Villa 36). Military influences in apparel for little boys was typical and the lengths of skirts for girls were cut shorter yet because of material rationing (Villa 37). The boys even wore shorts in the winter.

One hairstyle that gained a lot of popularity (and some notoriety) was called “curtain hair.” This entailed parting short hairstyles down the middle, then letting the hair fall across a headband worn around the middle of the head, just above the ears. For more elegant hairstyles, women often constructed ringlet curls all along the headband.
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Headbands began to gain popularity around 1910. Headbands at this time were made of luxury fabrics, and elements like decorative stitching or beads were often incorporated. Some headbands also came with combs, and some were made from a string of jewels. Headbands were often worn around hair that was pinned up. Hats were another essential part of 1910 hairstyles. Hats were often big, but smaller hats were gaining popularity. Hats were not just worn on top of the head, but were an integrated and complementary part of the hairstyle. Hats at the time were influenced by Art Nouveau styles. Art Nouveau styles and patterns were influenced by nature and were highly decorative. Types of hats included the toque hat, the merry widow hat and the black ascot. The turban also became fashionable in western cultures at this time.
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1990’s The hairstyles of the 90s weren’t as big as the extreme styles of the 80s. Many were still large, but they were more sexy and natural looking. Supermodels often played up their hair to great effect either to promote the fashionable clothes for Versace and other top designers on the runways of New York, Paris, Milan or London–or to sell fashion magazines. In 1995, Jennifer Aniston skyrocketed to fame as women everywhere clamored salons to get the now infamous “Rachel cut”.
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Paris was the dictator of the Edwardian women’s fashion in Britain and America, while London influenced men’s apparel. Women in Britain and America, being influenced by Paris, had very similar hairstyles.
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Overall, women’s Edwardian hairstyles had a soft, fluffy and loose fluidity about them, despite being large and often padded to create the bulk and size fashionable during this era. The hair could even be quite fuzzy, especially if Marcel tongs were used regularly. Hair was dressed up and away from the face, with the exception of a curled fringe which sat on the forehead.
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Large hats with wide brims and broad hats with face-shadowing brims were the height of fashion in the early years of the decade, gradually shrinking to smaller hats with flat brims. Bobbed or short hair was introduced to Paris fashion in 1909 and spread to avant-garde circles in England during the war. Dancer, silent film actress and fashion trendsetter Irene Castle helped spread the fashion for short hairstyles in America. Hair, even short hair, was frequently supplemented with postiches, small individual wigs, curls, or false buns which were incorporated into the hairstyle.

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