Author Topic: A Victorian woman with short hair?! Evelyn Rimmer, Lancashire  (Read 3495 times)

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Re: A Victorian woman with short hair?! Evelyn Rimmer, Lancashire
« Reply #27 on: Friday 22 January 21 20:07 GMT (UK) »
The front at the top certainly seems to have that frazzled look you used to get after using old-style curling tongs. If used carelessly, they caused hair to become singed and frizzy. Maybe that happned and some bits had to be cut off.
Possibly, it was an attempt to create the front and side curls like the Queen had at the time. Just possible that the longer hair at the back is tightly pulled back and up out of sight.
( I can still recall the smell of burnt hair from when in the early 1950's my mother used to try to put some curl into my very thick, straight hair, using old metal tongs which were heated in the fire. Not having curly, doll-like hair was one of the many failings that I was judged to have as a child. Having hair so thick that ribbons would not stay in, was another!)