Styling Ladies’ Hair, American 19th Century
My mother-in-law once told me, “a woman’s hair is her crowning glory”.
Not a perfect quotation of the book of Corinthians I, but close.
But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her…
1 Corinthians 11:15, King James Version
Hence the gold crowns on the background of this article’s main image. And the fact that Victorian women (at least those not slaving away in factories or plantations) took their hair seriously. Not only did they grow it to remarkable lengths, they paid good money to have it styled either at home or at a parlor/salon for special events–and even “just because”.
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