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From: "D. O'" <>
Subject: RE: [Q-R] Excerpt Of History-HAIR / EDWARDIAN
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 01:12:03 +0000
My mother, born in 1896, didn't cut her hair until after she was 17. It was
so long that her mother had 3 "rats" made out of it. My grandmother then
used one herself sweeping her thinning hair over the rat in an upsweep. I
still have one of the rats of lovely chestnut brown and still in soft waves.
Why? I haven't a clue and now don't know what to do with it!
>Subject: [Q-R] Excerpt Of History-HAIR
>Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 19:56:50 EST
>During the Edwardian era, hairstyles were often full and somewhat "poufy."
>Ladies who had the luxury of a maid or attendant could achieve this look.
>maid would wind her hair around balls of padding, which were called
>This sort of hairstyle was often accompanied by large Edwardian hats which
>were kept in place by jewelled hatpins and decorated with elaborate
>like ostrich feathers. Another important invention in hairstyling was
>permanent curling. Women could now have curly hair that would hold for
>The "Roaring Twenties" saw the emergence of a drastic new style: the
>style. Women wore their hair shockingly short in a bob haircut. As
>tended away from the corsets and formality of the earlier era, so
>followed this trend towards a more natural look. As the Edwardian era
>new technology in movies made trends in hairstyles much more accessible to
>general public. As such, actresses such as Clara Bow, who sported an early
>flapper cut, and singer Josephine Baker, whose exotic looks were closely
>watched and mimicked, brought their signature hairstyles into mainstream
>To create an authentic Edwardian look, try a Flapper bob. Keep your hair
>bouncy and natural by avoiding heavy gels, mousses or styling aids.
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