Civil War Era Hairstyles: A Love Hate - Relationship
Isn't that so true? Honestly, most people wouldn't consider hairstyles of the Civil War era the most flattering of all ages. But, if done correctly they can look half decent...maybe even really good if you have an eye for the period.
I love these sumptuous 1860s images of hairstyles. How often do we see reenactors able to replicate these styles accurately? Not very often. It would seem that using false hair is sometimes the key, especially with today's modern short hairstyles.
I remember when I was about 16 and attending one of my first balls in Gettysburg. I had just purchased a beautiful curls made of real hair. We styled my hair for the ball with the curls fastened in.
I was asked to waltz with a handsome 30-something gentleman and right in the midst of the waltz my curls fell off! He picked them up and put them in his pocket. At least he didn't laugh at me! I do believe these things must have happened during the Civil War era as well! The next time I wore the curls I had them much more securely fastened in!