Nineteenth Century Hair Fashion

In the 19th century, men began to favor the shorter hairstyles. Facial hair that used to be so common in one decade went away completely in the next only to make a comeback in the following decade. In mid-century Naples, the government was so against mustaches that it directed police to shave it off, offenders. … Read moreNineteenth Century Hair Fashion

Hairstyles and Fashion: History of Hairstyling Culture

Standards for beauty have changed tremendously depending on the time and the place. As long as we remain social animals, hairdressing will always have a role to play in the quest for status and reproduction. “Humans” according to Robin Bryer “are unique in two aspects of their behavior: wearing clothes and having their hair cut … Read moreHairstyles and Fashion: History of Hairstyling Culture

Eighteenth Century Hairstyles and Trends

In the 18th century, a lot of focus shifted to women’s hair and the impressive amounts of headdresses of the middle decades became a reminder of the old regime and the excesses in fashion. Coiffures got to the peak of exaggeration in the 1770s and Wendy Cooper describes them as “a certain Madame de Lauzun” … Read moreEighteenth Century Hairstyles and Trends

Hair Culture of Ancient Romans

The Romans initially imitated the Greeks and then came up with their own innovative hairstyles that align with their own imperial ethics. Men usually carry short hairs and this came to be known as the “Titus”. Catered to by the barbers who were employed at the marketplaces and open baths, or even slaves, these men, … Read moreHair Culture of Ancient Romans