Posted by Jane Elizabeth on July 02, 1997 at 10:49:27:
In reply to The Hair posted by Robyn on June 30, 1997 at 07:25:40
In "Jane Austen in Style" there are quotes from Austen's letters where she describes the hiring of itinerant male hairdressers to do the hair of a household of women before a ball. Each are charged a fee depending on the complexity of the style.
It strikes me that it was not so long ago that women did their hair more like in the Regency and less like now, though not in complexity. I remember in the fifties and sixties that middle- and upper-class women had standing appointments at hairdressers each week and the do would last all week. Satin caps and pillows were sold to preserve the style. Missing your appointment or losing a coveted Friday or Saturday slot was a near-tragedy!
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