Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Elizabethan Hairstyles

When studying Elizabethan portraits I have noticed a number of reoccurring themes that I believe to be identifiable characteristics from this era.

  • ·         Colour – Deep red, strawberry blondes and different variations of these colours.
  • ·         Texture – Frizzy, thick and very small ringlets of curls.
  • ·         Shape – Often circular or in heart shapes, with a thick structure and extremely high hairline.
  • ·         Adornments – Plenty of pearls, crowns, ribbons, bonnets or small hats.

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