Hair Tutorials

creating 1790s hair


February 2010

Below is a video tutorial (in four parts) for that transitional hedgehog-to-regency-bun ringlet & turban hair seen in 1790s fashion plates. Whoo-hoo!


Part 1 - pin-curling.
I didn't bother to explain how to pin curl - there are lots of good tutorials out there, (one of my favorites is here: - but you can see how I divide my hair. First into thirds, then the sides in about at my ear. The spray bottle has water in it - it makes my slightly layered ends much easier to curl on my finger!



Part 2 - intro
What you need for the style and taking out the pin curls. The silk gauze came from Dharma Trading Co.



Part 3 - styling the hair



Part 4 - decoration & things I forgot
A couple of notes and adding some decoration to the style.
The product that I recommend is Enjoy Shine & Smooth.

This hairstyle was inspired by Lynn McMaster’s wrapped turban page.


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