In the beginning of the 19th century the fashion was for high hair on women, often with little curls framing the face. Somewhere after that, though, everything got a little bit...magnified. Hair and accessories shot from the top of the head in multiple directions, braids defied gravity, and clumps of curls added inches at the temples. They are, essentially, completely ridiculous hair fashions.
And I love them.
While I may never have an excuse to wear my hair in quite this ridiculous a manner, here are some examples of the fabulous hair of the late 1820s-1830s.
|Fashion plate from Costume Parisienne, 1830|
|Hair accessories, 1830s|
|Caroline von Holnstein, 1834|
|Townsend's Monthly, 1830|
|Eugenie Hortense Auguste Napoleon de Beauharnais, 1826|