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Victorian Hairstyle, for medium length hair.

Here is a couple period examples for inspiration. This style could easily be worn with a hairnet, like the photo on the left.

This is a nice style for medium length hair, and works especially well if it's thick.

Start by parting the hair down the center, and then braid each side. I had to re-braid each side once because I'd started them to far forward, causing the braids to be too short.
You want to get the rubber band as close to the end and possible, or if the hair is long enough, you can make the ends into a little loop. Also, neutral colored rubber bands blend in nicely.

Next, take the end of one braid, and tuck it under and into the base of the other braid, secure with bobby-pins.

Do the same with the other braid, going underneath the first one. I put most the pins on the underside, using the rubber bands to get a hold of the ends.

Instead of blossoms, a large bow or hairnet also look great. Use your imaginations! :)

16 comments:

Jane said...

Cool! I am always looking for new ways to wear my hair, I will definitely be trying this!
Do you mind if I link to one of your blogs at some point in the future? You have some great ideas.

B.K. said...

Thanks! :)
And sure, linking would be sweet!

marvelousme said...

How clever! I have that length of hair exactly, and I don't want to spend my money on a hair net,but I always thought my hair was too short to do anything with it!

Thank you for the tutorial!

~Erin

B.K. said...

Glad you like it! Pretty simple, Abi (the model) was even able to fix this style herself, on herself! :)

Olivia Joy said...

CUTE hair!! I want to try it when mine is longer!

Heidi said...

This style is awesome! I'm awful with hair but I can actually DO this one... :)

Lucy said...

It's so sweet!

B.K. said...

Thanks! Pretty and simple! :)

"Strublay" said...

Awesome, simple as it gets hairstyle. I may not be a re-enactor, but I never know how to do my hair... Thanks for the resource!

B.K. said...

Glad you like it! Yes, very simple, not much more then pigtail braids. :)

faolon said...

I am a re-enactress of the 1840's American fir trade era. thank you for sharing your ideas I'll try this one. it's period for my era as well and i had forgotten the easiest ones often look the best when out at an event.

B.K. said...

Thanks! :)

Raphaële Gabrielle said...

C'est très réussi :)( so sweet :) )
bravo!

B.K. said...

Thank! :)

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