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Formal "Victorian-type" style for long hair!

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Forum Name: Up, Down & Formal Hairstyles
Forum Description: Special hairstyles for special events
Printed Date: September 21 2020 at 9:13pm

Topic: Formal "Victorian-type" style for long hair!
Posted By: Deirdregirl
Subject: Formal "Victorian-type" style for long hair!
Date Posted: January 01 2005 at 12:13am
Hey all! I am looking for a hairstyle for a historical ball I am going to next Friday. It''s not like a prom - everyone dresses in period clothes, and it''s more formal. I''m dressing in Victorian style, and would love to do my hair in an appropriate style. Doesn''t have to be authenticly Victorian or anything, just not modern or funky. I have long hair, almost to my waist. I was thinking about sleeping on curlers the night before to get some curls/ringlets, but is there anything else I can do? Flowers, ribbons, having my hair up some...I''m not sure what. Oh, and I would kind of like to have at least part of my hair down long.

Here is a picture of me to get an idea of face shape (oval, kind of long I think): - -

Here is a picture I found of a Victorian ball style hairstyle and thought it might be nice to try to reproduce the effect (yet I have no idea how to): - -

and another one: - -

Any suggestions/ideas would be very, very appreciated!

Thank you so much!

Posted By: eKatherine
Date Posted: January 01 2005 at 8:10am
Here's the hairstyle I had yesterday when I felt like doing Victorian.


This is very much like what you're trying to do, except you would need to get sausage curls to hang or be pinned on as well. The only problem is, I'm not sure if you can get everything you need in time for Friday.

But anyway, here's what I did.

What you'll need:
Hair rats are what provides the volume you see, while giving structural strength to the style. Get at least two in each size. -
Curly synthetic weft to match your own hair color, or human hair weft that you can curl for the top. (Optional; depending on the thickness of your hair and the look you desire, you might want to put a switch for a larger bun, or make some controlled curls to pin on.)
Silky curls to match your hair color. -
Millions of hairpins and bobbypins.

First, you need to snap together the rats into doughnut shapes. Brush or comb your hair out from the hairline in all directions. Separate a section wherer you want to center the rats and put it into a small ponytail. Put the first rat on and pull the ponytail through it. Pin the rat to your head with the small hairpins by running the hairpins through the rat, your hair, and then back into the rat, essentially weaving them together. Pin another smaller rat on top of this, again pulling the pony though. The whole thing needs to be very secure.

Next, pull up sections of your hair to the top, pinning them temporarily, until you have the whole mass of hair in a tail at the top. Twist into a bun, and pin securely in place.

To apply curly weft, cut a piece about 6" long. Pin around the top of the bun, and pin the curls into place.

To apply sausage curls, pin or clip one or two at the top. Either allow them to hang down loose, or pin the curls into place down your hairstyle.

You might want some sort of filmy scarf to protect this while you're traveling. And you also should consider having someone else drive you, or at least be very careful getting in and out of the car.


Just looking for a few good hair slaves - is that too much to ask?

Posted By: Tyranna
Date Posted: June 17 2005 at 12:01am
What era within the Victorian Age were you thnking of?  The differences between the 1850s and 1890s are quite vast. 

Here is one small array:

In the latter Victorian days, you had different fashions come about like the Gibson Girl:

Posted By: celine_cln
Date Posted: January 22 2007 at 3:27pm
 hi you could try these hairdo's. you have the perfect facial shape so, you'd look good in any hairdo. -

Posted By: celine_cln
Date Posted: January 22 2007 at 3:47pm

Hi you coud try these -

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