A reader requested that I provide instructions on how I did the Victorian bride final summer season.

This was a quickie. Once I did this coiffure on Laura it took nearly 2 hours from begin to end. She was a perfectionist so there was a whole lot of transferring small items round little by little for a half hour of that point. This can be a primary thought although.

Begin by parting the entrance part of hair down the center and the rolling the hair out towards the ears in small rollers.

With a 3/4″ barrel curling iron, spiral curl the complete again of the hair. You can even use scorching curler for velocity and use the curling iron on the finish for contact up curls.


Pomade may be very useful for this model to regulate fly-aways. In a method this sophisticated, they’re onerous to do away with as soon as the hair is pinned in place.

These 2 curls are pinned in place to create the bottom of the model and to assist present fullness within the model.

The remainder of the model is a mix of items of hair pinned in rolls or pinned with the curly ends hanging out. I didn’t do step-by-step on this as a result of it will take method an excessive amount of time. And it’s unimaginable to recreate one thing precisely, so I simply give the recommendation to play and pin till it appears to be like proper on the hair you might be engaged on.

Listed here are a pair completed views of the again. it now, the items on the backside mustn’t dangle so far-off from the pinnacle. It ought to appear to be the cascade of curls are near the scalp.


For the again of Laura’s model, we unnoticed a pair stringy curls on the backside on the nape of the neck and this may be down round the remainder of the face additionally. We didn’t for her model as a result of she was afraid the curls would bug her after some time.

Take away the rollers from the entrance and brush the hair out right into a wave.

I then break up the entrance sections into thirds and did a really free braid. It shouldn’t appear to be a braid although. The braid is simply to attempt to mimic a wave sample with out truly making a harsh marcel. She wished it to be actually mushy.


She wore a pearl comb like a crown and flowers within the again. Definitely not the simplest model I’ve ever performed. I’m not an professional on types pre-1900, nevertheless it was a enjoyable problem and would like to strive one other one for one more bride.