The Crossroads of the Aether
I apologize if this has been addressed in the past, but as I am new I would not be aware of it and I did not find anything on the forum search.
Although I can't put the definition in words just yet, I know what steampunk fashion is in my mind. The problem is, what do I do with all this hair??
Are there any ladies (or gents) out there who have simple yet fashionable ideas for hair styles that mesh well with steampunk fashion and/or lifestyles? Thank you very much for your input!
Same here. It seems a shame not to do something spectacular with all that hair, but I find that most instructions for hairstyles are written or altered for the modern woman with shorter hair. It is frustrating to look at websites' "long hair" sections and see models with hair just past the shoulders when mine is practically long enough to sit on and simply cannot be worked with in the same way (I tried a French Twist once - it wound up as a rope of hair from the nape of my neck to my forehead and back. Interesting, but not quite the sleek style I was going for.) Not to mention the time involved in styling it, which can be prohibitive on convention mornings. I have tried Gibson Girl updos occasionally, but somehow "thick" doesn't translate to "voluminous" and I don't dare do much backcombing for fear I'd never be able to brush it back out.
I rather like this lady's hair tutorials. My hair isn't nearly as long as hers, but most of her styles have worked for me.
I have very thick straight hair and it helps if I make several braids(if I'm going to bed) or all over pin curls(if I'm going out) when its wet. After it dries, there's plenty of volume for a Gibson Girl updo.
Unfortunately, the intimelyfashion site is down now. It did have wonderful instructions for period hairstyles. I've contacted the owner of that site and am waiting to hear is the information is posted elsewhere.
That was awesome!
I am in the process of growing my hair out because...well...with all this "period" dressing up I want long hair.
My only complaint is every tutorial the women have straight hair whereas I have ringlet hair. I just pin my hair up normally (every day sometimes up to 8 bobbypins ot hold my hair in place) and will probably continue that going forward.
I often times think with the advent of good "curly hair" products in the last 5 years or so...having this hair in 1800's or anytime would have sucked. Hair care products for the curly girl have only gotten good recently. Before we would just straighten or gel the hair to calm the frizz.
All and all the tutorials on youtube always amaze and interest me.