Hair Up - ("like Emma's")
Posted by Cindy on September 26, 1997 at 08:54:37:
In response to Re: Putting One's Hair Up, written by Caroline on September 14, 1997 at 22:18:56
] I've recently been looking at paintings done in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, and there seems to be a change in girl's hairsyles with the adoption of the "empire waist". Before about 1790, little girls wore their hair down, and teenage-looking girls seem to have some down and some wrapped around their head. But with the onset of the classical styles, even little girls seem to have their hair up. Picture of the working classes seem to show the same thing- girls of less than ten with a bun and ringlets. The only ones with hair down are those whose hair is not yet long enough to put up.
Caroline, do you know of a source (a book preferably, I guess) which fairly clearly shows what has been done with the hair? My daughter has asked me if next spring we can fix her hair "like Emma's" for her first Communion. We are currently just letting it grow, but I would like to get some better idea of what I'm asking for before we traipse off to the hairdressers, who, I'm happy to report, has actually now seen Emma due to our urging! :-)
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