Think 80s hair was big? Check out some of these curly hairstyles from the 18th century!
The Eighteenth century is often referred to as a century of women, when manners and ediquette were at their peak. Women of most classes were taught about fashion and culture, a new movement was arriving and they were delighted.
Along with this movement came some very unique hairstyles, and they varied with those of artistocratic families as well as periods of history throughout the century.
Today, researchers and historians rely on the paintings and bookplates that were made and depicted women in the 18th century. From these we gain a visual idea of what women looked like, how they wore their hair and dressed.
Thomas Gainsborough, "Chalk Study of a Lady"