Historical Wig Styling: Victorian to the Present

2nd Edition

Allison Lowery

December 23, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 392 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, Second 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 a thousand full-color images and detailed instructions on how to create iconic hairstyles and makeup, Historical Wig Styling: Victorian to the Present 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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