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Friday, July 15, 2011

1860's hair style tutorial

Hey all!

 I thought I'd post a tutorial this evening. :)



Here's what I used to do the style. 1 hair band, 4 large pins, many bobby pins and fine wire ones. Of course you can modify this to your needs. :)
The Hair
This is the hair I used. Approximately 26" long. You can do it with pretty much any length. As long as you can get into a bun. Or at least a tiny ponytail upon which you will put a false chignon. :)


Separated hair.
  Step 1. Part the hair into 3 sections. (A center part is preferred for historical accuracy on the front sections. Although there is examples of side parts in CDV's.) You can make them any size depending on the look you want. Set the 2 front sections away for later. Step 2. Put the back section into a pony tail. This step is optional if you can get your hair into a bun without and it. That's great. :)




Step 3. Braid, rope, or twist the back section. Rope is shown. Securing the ends is optional. If pins hold it without it coming out that's fine.


Step 4. Coil the hair up into a chignon and secure it with pins. If you have very long or thick hair. I recommend putting pins in as you coil it up.



Step 5. Now its time to use the front section. Rope, braid, or twist the sections according to your tastes.



Step 6. Wrap them around the chignon and secure with fine pins. You can get a completely different look by putting the side sections under the chignon first rather then over...


Finished side view.

Another variation. I split the side sections in half and twisted them both.


For more elegance I draped the side sections over the chignon and curled/crimped them.

Side view of the curls...
I'm off to cleaning a freezer as well as the animal's water tank... :)

Best wishes,
Brooke


11 comments:

The Whitakers said...

Neat-o! Curling Hair always makes things fancy! Like for balls! :) I can't wait for the next reenactment! :) Love your post as always... :)
~Cherise

Anonymous said...

Awww, I love it! I should see if I can do it before I get my perm ;)
Thanks for posting
Kate

Brooke said...

I know, right!!! We just have find an event we can make it to!!!! I'm starting to get really immpatient! :D Glad you liked the post, 'Cherise'. :)

Are you really getting a perm, Kate?!?!!? Somehow I don't beleive you. :P

Love,
Brooke

Lilac Bud Gal said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Brooke!! I have done this style a could of times, but find that in order for it to look ok on me, I have to do the twists higher up... so, I can't do it 'historically accurate'.... oh well. :-/

Sarah

Lilac Bud Gal said...

Oh, and just os you know, I would be following you, but the follow logo thing isn't working and I am having trouble with staying 'signed in', so I can't even choose the 'follow this blog' up top! Frustrating... but, I will try my best to check here often!

Brooke said...

Your very welcome, Sarah, :) I know how it is to have trouble finding flattering styles that are historically accurate...oh the horrors of a high fore head. :P

Ugh...sorry about the problem with following. I've been having the same thing on some other peoples. :(:(

Love,
Brooke

Sarah Jane said...

What a lovely style! i do something very similar myself, but of course, my hair is not so long or pretty as the example used in this post. :) I love your idea for the split double twists on each side - very, very elegant and the curls are perfect. When my hair gets longer, I'm going to try that for evening/ball events!

Brooke said...

Thanks Sarah. :) Michelle does have beautiful hair doesn't she?1?!?! I chopped off all my hair and added side bangs and layers so I'm having a TERRIBLE time doing it for events. I of course still wear it down, but man I about go crazy. :S

Anonymous said...

Noooooooo truly Brooke.. I AM getting a perm lord willing :D Mom gave me my "ok"... So all I have to do is wait till my dads STR comes in, and I'll take a big breath and go DO it :D... Are you really very suprised?!
love ya, I'll write soon
Kate

Brooke said...

Ok. I can't believe it! :D What will it look like? I can't wait to see it. :) What does STR mean?And yes I am surprised. :)

Love,
Brooke

Anonymous said...

I'll email you dear!
Kate