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Iberian Renaissance Period Hairstyles

Iberian Renaissance Period Hairstyles

A good hairstyle helps create the perfect impression. Sarah shares some appropriate hairstyles for women in Spain during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. 

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Iberian Cosmetics & Renaissance Beauty Ideals

Iberian Cosmetics & Renaissance Beauty Ideals

Iberian women pursued beauty and the feminine ideal as much as ladies today. Sarah explores the makeup and cosmetics used in 15th and 16th century Spain.

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17th Century Makeup

17th Century Makeup

Period makeup is probably the most overlooked part in a re-enactors outfit, but Elisa walks us through the process for the mid-17th century.

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Romantic Era Daytime Hairstyles, Pt 2

Romantic Era Daytime Hairstyles, Pt 2

In her final chapter on spectacular Romantic Era hair, Lynn demystifies two more hairstyles, including the infamous Apollo's Knot. 

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Romantic Era Daytime Hairstyles, Pt 1

Romantic Era Daytime Hairstyles, Pt 1

It can be difficult to find examples of daytime hairstyles in paintings and fashion plates, but Lynn can show us how to make some.

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Romantic Era Hair, Part 2

Romantic Era Hair, Part 2

The Romantic Era had some of the most intricate and eye-catching hairstyles you'll ever want to copy. Lynn explains a few styles. 

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Romantic Era Hair, Part 1

Romantic Era Hair, Part 1

The Romantic Era, 1815-1840, has some of the most iconic hairstyles of any period. Lynn shows us how to create the look for ourselves.

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Late 1910s Hairstyles

Late 1910s Hairstyles

The late 1910s, and WWI, saw a huge change in hairstyles. Lynn gives us step-by-step instructions for some classic late 'teens looks.

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Early 1910s Hairstyles

Early 1910s Hairstyles

The 1910s were a decade of rapid change in fashion and hairstyling. Lynn show us how to create several pretty hairstyles of the period.

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17th Century Hair And Makeup

17th Century Hair And Makeup

A new Stuart wardrobe requires new hair to go with it. Elisa researches and recreates the iconic signature hairstyle of the mid-17th century.

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How to Dye a Wig

How to Dye a Wig

Wigs come in dozens of colors, but sometimes the perfect shade remains elusive. Elizabeth shows us how to dye a synthetic wig to recreate historical hairstyles.

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How to Wear a Wig

How to Wear a Wig

Nobody wants a wardrobe malfunction on their head. Liz shows us how to put on a wig, keep it there, and make it look pretty. 

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Wig Basics: Straightening and Curling

Wig Basics: Straightening and Curling

A great costume deserves a great head of hair. Liz shows us how to get started styling wigs - straightening, curling, storing, and tools you need. 

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Paper Wigs 2

Paper Wigs 2

In Part 2, Lynn shows how to make several more hairstyles, add the finishing touches, and make the wigs removable.

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Paper Wigs

Paper Wigs

Lynn shows how to display your hats like a museum would, by making paper wigs for headforms.

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Victorian Evening Hairstyles

Victorian Evening Hairstyles

Step-by-step instructions, with photos, for recreating five late Victorian evening hairstyles. All are suitable for the Natural Form era.

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Natural Form Era Hair 2

Natural Form Era Hair 2

Lynn continues her series on Natural Form Era Victorian hairpieces by showing step-by-step how to create a curly hairpiece, pin curls and curly bangs.

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Natural Form Era Hair 1

Natural Form Era Hair 1

How to make several must-have Victorian hairpieces from an inexpensive but lifelike synthetic hair. Let's start by making a switch.

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A Brief History of Hairstyles, 1835-1899

A Brief History of Hairstyles, 1835-1899

Modern hair is often a momentary affair: wash, dry, and go. For the Victorian woman, however, hair was not just an inconvenience or an afterthought: it was practically a religion...

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18th Century Wig Styling

18th Century Wig Styling

Always dreamed of having one of those towering 18th century wigs? Some lessons from a workshop.

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