Women’s History Month: Hairstyles Throughout the Ages

March is Women’s History Month and we here at Patrick Taleb Salon thought it would be fun to take a look back at women’s hair trends throughout history!  We found some fun facts on UKHairdresser.com that we hope you like.

  • Queen Elizabeth was setting trends back in the 16th century. Her beautiful red hair had women everywhere clamoring to get their hands on a red wig.
  • Fast forward to the 18th century and you’ll find copious amounts of piled-to-the-sky hair. Elaborate, structured wigs with curls had women spending hours or even days to create them.
  • During the Victorian era, hair styles were in stark contrast to the 18th century. Puritans influenced the look of the day which was sleek, shiny and demure.
  •  The “Roaring Twenties” brought with it the iconic bob hair cut which signified independence and free spirited women. Decades later, this style is still beloved and utilized at many a costume party!
  • During the 1940’s many screen legends such as Elizabeth Taylor where influencing women’s hairstyles.  There was an emphasis on feminine, romantic curls that we still love today.
  • In the 1960’s women were going back to work so low-maintenance styles worked best. This decade also brought us the beloved bee-hive.
  • The 1970’s hair trend can be summed up in 2 words: Farrah Fawcett.
  • Let’s just skip the 1980’s, shall we?
  • The attitude of the 1990’s was more of “anything goes” however there was one cultural hairstyle phenom that we can’t forget called “The Rachel.”

We’ve come a long way ladies! What time period would you like to have been born in?

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