Wednesday, 18 September 2013

The Pompadour Hair Style

You can probably guess who this one is named after, so I am just going to leave it at that. It was popular among both men and women and even made a comeback in the 20th century. The style is simply achieved by making the hair stand up and sway slightly out from the forehead. The hair on each side of the head is pinned up and gathered with the hair of the Pompadour itself. At the court of Versailles it was popular to use bear grease to make the hairdo stay in place. Often ornaments were used to decorate the hairstyle like diamonds or flowers.
It was quite normal to have your hair curled behind the head but the hairdo in the front was tall but still simpler than most hairdos found at Versailles.

This is a very small version of it

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