Women’s Hair -1890 Compared to Now

A woman’s hairstyle defines who she is to the world just like her clothes do.  We fluff and curl our way to beautiful hair. Our foremothers sported interesting hairstyles. In fact, the “equipment” used is not that much different than ours of today.

Here is an 1891 advertisement for a curler and crimper, note the price is 50 cents:

 curler ad 1891


Here is a modern day curler and crimper, its price is not 50 cents:

modern day curler

Hairstyles of the 1890’s:

fashionable coiffures 1884




and of today:

modern curly hair



Women of the 1890’s and women of today are not the much different in the hair department are they? Maybe we’re a little different in style but not in our desire for “a good hair day” once in a while.

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