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Historical Wig Styling: Victorian to the Present

2nd Edition

By Allison Lowery


392 pages | 1060 Color Illus. | 2 B/W Illus.

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Historical Wig Styling, Second Edition is a guide to creating beautiful, historically accurate hairstyles for theatrical productions and events.

This volume covers hairstyles from the Victorian era through the contemporary styles of today. Chapters begin with an overview of historic figures and styles that influenced the look of each period, followed by step-by-step instructions and photographs showing the finished look from every angle. The book also explores the necessary supplies and styling products needed to create the perfect coif, tips for proper wig handling, a brief history of the makeup for each historical period, and basic styling techniques useful when working with wigs or real hair. New hairstyles featured in this edition include:

- Civil War era women

- Late Victorian African-American men

- 1910s Full width style women

- 1920s glossy waves

- 1940s Victory rolls

- 1950s Poodle updos

- 1960s flips

With over a thousand full-color images and detailed instructions on how to create iconic hairstyles and makeup, Historical Wig Styling: Victorian to the Present is an excellent resource for professional costume designers and wig makers, as well as for students of Costume Design and Wig Making and Styling courses.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Wig Styling Techniques 2. Early Victorian Era, 1835-1860 3. Mid/Late Victorian, 1860-1885 4. The Gay Nineties—1885—1901 5. Edwardian Era/Gibson Girl--1901-1910 6. The Teens, 1910-1920 7. The Roaring Twenties, 1920-1929 8. The 1930s, 1930-1939 9. The 1940s, 1940-1949 10. The 1950s, 1950-1959 11. The 1960s, 1960-1969 12. The 1970s, 1970-1979 13. The 1980s to the Present 14. Non-Western Hairstyling Appendix 1. Glossary of hairstyling terms Appendix 2. List of Historical Films and Television Shows set in each era Appendix 3. List of Wig and Hair Suppliers

About the Author

Allison Lowery is the Wig/Hair and Makeup Supervisor at South Coast Repertory Theatre. Previously, she was the Wig and Makeup Specialist at the University of Texas. She has created wigs and makeup for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, American Players Theatre, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and many others.

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The Focal Press Costume Topics Series

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General