History of Hairstyle: When, How and Where?


The Art Of Styling The Hair: When Did It All Begin?

People have arranged and decorated their hair since as far as we have any records in the history of mankind! Combs and brushes of all sorts of other, for example, have been used since the earliest times.

Primitive people used combs that were made up of bone, wood, or even bronze! Styling the hair for fashionable purposes was a lot more ancient art than you can imagine!

The History Of The Hairstyle In Imperial Rome:

Hairstyle In Imperial Rome
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In Imperial Rome, women used long hairpins with different sculptures on them. On special occasions, they adorned their hair with garlands, flowers and also used ribbons for their hair. They also used hair gels made of fatty substances to style their hair in different types of hairdos and wore their long hair in elaborate ornate braids close to their heads. Powdered gold was added for highlighting streaks in hair.

The hairstyles signified a person’s status symbol in the society with every complex design possible.

Renaissance And The Hairstyle:

Renaissance And The Hairstyle
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As for how a women wore her hair, it varied from place to place and the constantly changing customs. During the renaissance period, ladies plucked their hairlines and eyebrows to achieve the high hairline inspired by Queen Elizabeth I.

Even in ancient times, curled hair was considered more desirable compared to straight hair! And not only did men also curl their hair, but they also curled their beards!

As civilization advanced, hairstyling methods of arranging and dressing the hair became more varied. In some places, the style was straight hair, while in others, it was curled hair.

In both the 1960s and 1970s,  men and women began to experiment more with styles that were cropped short or left loose and straight. The hairstyle was also determined by factors such as identifying distinct subgroups or, conforming to one’s religious values for eg. Rastafarians with dreadlocks, crew cuts, pixie hairdos or the punk look.