Because I'm a bit of a colonial-era nerd, I decided to try my hand at the 18th century version of the beehive.
OK, really their hair was nothing like that and REAL historians would be cursing my name for even saying such a thing even in jest, but in essence, it's "big hair". From what I understand, many ladies in those day could do an up-do in just about 15 minutes. Talk about talent! Me? Not so much.
I started with one of those big hair donuts cut in half and twirled the top of my hair around it. They had something similar to the donut--cloth stuffed with wool or some such thing.
After it's pinned into place, rather precariously, it's time to curl the bottom to get those nice little ringlets. Next time I try this, I will need to use my extensions and have my hair completely curled before hand. (And I know you're thinking it--no, they didn't really have "bangs" in the 1700's so I gotta pin those suckers back.)
Pin, pin and pin.
And then curl again.
Results? It looks nothing like I imagined/hoped. AND my selfie skills are sadly lacking because I couldn't get a good enough pic of the back. Which, really, that's OK because it didn't look super. *guffaw*
Perhaps with my new 18th century pinner in place and more curl? A girl can hope. It's funny what a gal like me is willing to spend time doing...
If you could do a historical hair style, what would it be??