Historical Wig Styling: Victorian to the Present

2nd Edition

Allison Lowery

December 18, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 339 Pages - 1060 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138391567 - CAT# K400096
Series: The Focal Press Costume Topics Series

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Historical Wig Styling: Victorian to the Present, 2nd edition, is a guide to creating beautiful, historically accurate hairstyles for theatrical productions and events.

This volume covers hairstyles from the Victorian era through the contemporary styles of today. Chapters begin with an overview of historic figures and styles that influenced the look of each period, followed by step-by-step instructions and photographs showing the finished look from every angle. The book also explores the necessary supplies and styling products needed to create the perfect coif, tips for proper wig handling, a brief history of the makeup for each historical period, and basic styling techniques useful when working with wigs or real hair. New hairstyles featured in this edition include:

- Civil War era women

- Late Victorian African-American men

- 1910s' Full width style women

- 1920s' glossy waves

- 1940s' Victory rolls

- 1950s' Poodle updos

- 1960s' flips

With over 1,000 full-color images and detailed instructions on how to create iconic hairstyles and makeup, Historical Wig Styling: Victorian to the Present, 2nd edition, is an excellent resource for professional costume designers and wig makers, as well as for students of Costume Design and Wig Making and Styling courses.


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