Our students at Creative Images celebrated Constitution Day this year by creating a look from the era! During 1787, famously known as the Victorian Era, women took hairstyling inspiration from Queen Victoria.
Constitution Day, is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.
The 18th century is particularly associated with wigs, but these were primarily worn by men in the period. Wigs were introduced in the 17th century, when King Louis XIII of France (1610-43), who had let his own hair grow long, began to bald prematurely at the age of 23.However, women rarely wore whole wigs. Instead, they increasingly hired professional hairdressers who added false hair to their natural hair. While they were expected to augment their own hair with false hair, padding, powder, and ornaments, women’s hair was supposed to remain “natural” by avoiding the wholesale artifice of men’s wigs.
The eighteenth century was an age of elegance in the Hair Industry! Never in history do we see men and women showcasing a new, unnatural appearance. A popular style was the “Rococo” style, which was the most important one until the end of the century. It was an artistic style in which curves “s” shaped predominated, with asymmetries, emphasizing the contrast.
Take a look at some of our Student Creations below!