7 Victorian Hairstyles It's Time to Bring Back ...

By Holly

We all love period dramas set in the Victorian Era. Women in the 1800s wore beautiful long dresses, appealing makeup, and elegant hairstyles. While you'd get second glances if you wore a ball gown around in the summer, you should feel free to wear hairstyles inspired by the Victorian Era. Here are a few of the most fabulous ones that'll fit right in with modern times:

1 Late Victorian Hairstyle

Not only is this hair tutorial informative, but it's also funny. It'll show you exactly how to do your hair in order to create a style that's inspired by the Late Victorian Era. All you have to do is place some dry shampoo into your hair. Then you should grab a brush, a headband, and some bobby pins. Once you put your hair up by following the instructions in the video, you just need a curler to make your hair as curly as you can.

2 Gibson Girl Hair

This tutorial will show you how to create Gibson Girl hair. If you don't like the texture of your locks, you can start by teasing your hair to give it more volume. Then you should roll your hair as the way the woman does in the tutorial and use bobby pins to secure the pieces. When you're finished, you'll have an updo that'll make you look like you belong on your favorite period drama.

3 Victorian Old West Hairstyle

It helps to begin preparing this style the night before you're going to wear it by putting your hair in curlers. Then, in the morning, you can create any type of bun that you'd like. Once you do, then you can take out your curlers and do whatever you'd like with them. You can either leave them down or pin them up. It's your choice.


Before you start to put up your hair, you should curl it. It doesn't matter if you use a curling iron or put in curlers the night before, as long as you shape your hair. Then you should grab some bobby pins, a rattail comb, hairspray, and a clip. By the end of the process, you should use those materials to create a unique hairstyle that's half up and half down.

5 Messy Victorian Updo

This is another tutorial that requires you to curl your hair before you begin. Then you should brush out your hair with your fingers, tease your hair, and then start twisting different pieces of it. You're going to have to do this a few times, so it won't be long until you get the hang of it.

6 Victorian Ponytail

Skip ahead to 1:47 to hear how this woman creates her favorite Victorian hairstyle. All you need is a brush to tease your hair, a bobby pin to pin it into place, and hairspray to make sure that the style stays put. It'll help you create a ponytail that's fit for the Victorian Era.

7 Victorian Bouffant

You're going to start by grabbing the top section of your hair and rolling it over your finger until it creates a poof at the top of your head. After you pin that into place, you're going to start doing the same things with your side pieces of hair. By the end of the process, you'll have a bouffant to brag about.

In honor of these Victorian Era hairstyles, what's your favorite Victorian novel?

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