Ringlets, coils, loops and rolls- Jayne Shrimpton examines the evolution of women’s locks, from exuberant coiffures in the 1800s to the smooth post-war waves of the 1940s, revealing how to read your ancestor’s tresses:
A fringe or frizzed front hair was worn with a bun behind the head, as seen in this image from 1895 of a domestic servant on her 21st birthday. Courtesy Kat Williams.
Before World War I the fashion was for parted hair drawn up into two thick swathes above the temples. Courtesy Kat Williams.