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"Boye" Hairpin Waver

In the years following World War I, short women’s hairstyles came into vogue in the United States as expanded opportunities in education and the workplace afforded women more independence. Initially…

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Hairpin

Hairpin from Qing dynasty of China. The kingfisher details signify high social rank. During the Qing period, elaborate hairstyles and headdresses such as the liangbatou conveyed the wearer’s ethnicity, class,…

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Comb and hairpin

A comb and hairpin from Taishō era. Example of kanzashi (hair ornaments used in traditional Japanese hairstyles). Kanzashi were first used in Japan during the Jōmon period (14,000–300 BCE). During…

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Coiffures, Poufs, Hats and Bonnets: Two Coiffures by the Hairdresser Depain

Ladies’ hairstyles were ingenious works of art, built around a core of cushions and horsehair. Hair was piled high in curls and twists (chignons) and adorned with feathers, ribbons, artificial…

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Pin

…to document among the Mangbetu elaborate women’s hairstyles and men’s hats that are adorned with multiple pins in ivory, wood, iron and copper. Copper seems the rarest material, probably because…

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Gyaruo

…dark skin, hairstyles and often gritty, rough style of clothing that they wear. Gyaruo are characterised by their deep tans, dyed hair, party lifestyle and a liking for all different…

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