Somewhere in Time,
A Weekend Workshop with
October 6 & 7, 2012
The Historical Hairdresser (THH) has designed for TV, film, museums, and re-enactors worldwide
for more than 20 years. She is a licensed hairdresser, wig master,
and costumer. Her focus is on period hairstyling from 1500-1969.
This was an exceptional opportunity to take classes in the Pacific Northwest from a nationally-recognized instructor.
Members and friends of the historical costuming group in Seattle
called Somewhere in Time, Unlimited,
met at a Ballard neighborhood location
to learn about historically accurate hairdressing.
was so excited! Most participants had
Traffic was a challenge this day. Our instructor
Ladies began to unpack their supplies. Several had brought
along wigs and hair pieces they already owned.
Thankfully, we had time to unpack, enjoy a snack and drink that extra cup of coffee.
Miss Bobbie is holding up the
Victorian ringlet hairpiece she ordered.
I see some creative
use for these ringlets
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THH shows us how to mount the head stand to the
THH explained how to treat a wig or hairpiece.
A few of the participants had brought their own
cameras along to document the Workshop
with clear close-up images.
THH drew some sketches on the whiteboard, diagramming how to put
a collage of hairpieces that would be ideal for 18th century.
In this photo, THH is securing a
Juliet bun onto the head of a participant
who actually has quite short hair.
THH showed us how to add
**Note: If you have interest in purchasing
Someone asked if THH could show us how to create an Edwardian
The first thing THH did was brush all hair in a perfectly
circular way, away from the crown.
Now THH began "French Ratting" or "teasing" Miss Pippin's
hair. This meant that the hair would be
Next THH began tucking the ratted hair over and then behind the coil.
Here was a quick example of how to accomplish this hairstyle.
Miss Agnes (below) who has shorter hair than Miss Pippin,
Again, a hairstyle put together quickly and easily, provided you have the hairpieces!
We turned our attention next to a participant with
THH began by dividing the hair in three parts.
THH intentionally made the rolls uneven on the
The back of head hair was divided in two parts;
On the back of the head, the hair was ratted, leaving the
This time, the UNDER side of the clump of hair is teased,
The hair is secured to the head. You'll note that the
Looks pretty darn good for being a 3-minute hairdo on the fly!
By the end of the class, we felt confident to tackle more styles on our own.
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|Updated Nov. 15, 2012|