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"Exploring Hair Styles: From Ancient Rome to Modern Times" Step into the world of hair fashion as we take you on a journey through time and across continents

Background imageHair Style Collection: Girl with a Pearl Earring, c. 1665 (oil on canvas)

Girl with a Pearl Earring, c. 1665 (oil on canvas)
JLJ4686732 Girl with a Pearl Earring, c.1665 (oil on canvas) by Vermeer, Jan (Johannes) (1632-75); 44.5--39 cm; Mauritshuis, The Hague, The Netherlands; (add.info.: Girl with a Pearl Earring)

Background imageHair Style Collection: Portrait of a girl with a book, possibly Giulia di Alessandro de Medici, 1584-1550

Portrait of a girl with a book, possibly Giulia di Alessandro de Medici, 1584-1550, (oil on wood panel)
7146797 Portrait of a girl with a book, possibly Giulia di Alessandro de Medici, 1584-1550, (oil on wood panel) by Bronzino, Agnolo di Cosimo (1503-72); Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany

Background imageHair Style Collection: Abraham Lincoln, signed carte-de-visite, 1864 (vignette, mount, gold-ruled border, ink)

Abraham Lincoln, signed carte-de-visite, 1864 (vignette, mount, gold-ruled border, ink)
985820 Abraham Lincoln, signed carte-de-visite, 1864 (vignette, mount, gold-ruled border, ink) by Berger, Anthony (fl.1861-65); 10.1x6.1 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Abraham Lincoln)

Background imageHair Style Collection: France-Aerospace-Show

France-Aerospace-Show
Flight attendant, Annette Hennze poses during the International Paris Air Show, on May 06, 1969 at Le Bourget airport. AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO

Background imageHair Style Collection: Hair styles of Roman ladies

Hair styles of Roman ladies
Hair styles of ladies in ancient Rome. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHair Style Collection: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of Henry II, printed by Henry G. Bohn, 1856 (colour engraving)

Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of Henry II, printed by Henry G. Bohn, 1856 (colour engraving)
7265323 Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of Henry II, printed by Henry G. Bohn, 1856 (colour engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHair Style Collection: The Angel Saint Francis in Prayer; Ange St. Francis en Priere, c. 1947-48 (oil on masonite)

The Angel Saint Francis in Prayer; Ange St. Francis en Priere, c. 1947-48 (oil on masonite)
824575 The Angel Saint Francis in Prayer; Ange St. Francis en Priere, c.1947-48 (oil on masonite) by Hyppolite, Hector (1889-1948); 95.6x71

Background imageHair Style Collection: Nude (Reclining with Hands behind Head), 1930 (gelatin silver print)

Nude (Reclining with Hands behind Head), 1930 (gelatin silver print)
1197690 Nude (Reclining with Hands behind Head), 1930 (gelatin silver print) by Stone, Sasha (1895-1940); 29.2x39.4 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; German, out of copyright

Background imageHair Style Collection: Jeff Lynne, singer, songwriter and front man with The Electric Light Orchestra

Jeff Lynne, singer, songwriter and front man with The Electric Light Orchestra, pictured enjoying the snow and Christmas at his midlands home

Background imageHair Style Collection: Signe, 1912 (oil on canvas)

Signe, 1912 (oil on canvas)
659653 Signe, 1912 (oil on canvas) by Zorn, Anders Leonard (1860-1920); 90.6x61 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Signe. Anders Leonard Zorn (1860-1920). Oil on canvas. Dated 1912

Background imageHair Style Collection: Italian fashion in the 1580s

Italian fashion in the 1580s
Clothing of Italian ladies from Venice, Milan, and Florence, 1580s. Antique hand-colored woodcut

Background imageHair Style Collection: Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia, Daughter of Philip II of Spain

Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia, Daughter of Philip II of Spain
BAL35757 Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia, Daughter of Philip II of Spain by Sanchez Coello, Alonso (c.1531-88); Rafael Valls Gallery, London, UK; Spanish, out of copyright

Background imageHair Style Collection: Girl, teenager, serious

Girl, teenager, serious

Background imageHair Style Collection: Girl Reading, 1916 (oil on canvas)

Girl Reading, 1916 (oil on canvas)
656925 Girl Reading, 1916 (oil on canvas) by Jack, Richard (1866-1952); Private Collection; (add.info.: Girl Reading. Richard Jack (1866-1952). Oil on canvas. Signed and dated 1916

Background imageHair Style Collection: Summer, 1929 (oil on canvas)

Summer, 1929 (oil on canvas)
1195333 Summer, 1929 (oil on canvas) by Benigni, Leon (1892-1948); 59.1 x 43.8 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christies Images

Background imageHair Style Collection: Costume of Bacchante, for a representation of the Ballets Russians in 1911

Costume of Bacchante, for a representation of the Ballets Russians in 1911
6438043 Costume of Bacchante, for a representation of the Ballets Russians in 1911. (illustration) by Bakst, Leon (1866-1924); Private Collection; (add.info.: Art. Dance. Costume of Bacchante)

Background imageHair Style Collection: Portrait of William Henry Paget Marquess of Anglesey, half length, (oil on canvas)

Portrait of William Henry Paget Marquess of Anglesey, half length, (oil on canvas)
827857 Portrait of William Henry Paget Marquess of Anglesey, half length, (oil on canvas) by Beechey, William (1753-1839); 76.4x63.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHair Style Collection: Study of a Head for The Bower Meadow, 1872 (black chalk)

Study of a Head for The Bower Meadow, 1872 (black chalk)
659777 Study of a Head for The Bower Meadow, 1872 (black chalk) by Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Charles (1828-82); 39.2x31.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Study of a Head for The Bower Meadow)

Background imageHair Style Collection: 'La reine Charlotte (Sophia-Charlotte, Sophia Charlotte

"La reine Charlotte (Sophia-Charlotte, Sophia Charlotte
FIA5330561 " La reine Charlotte (Sophia-Charlotte, Sophia Charlotte) de Mecklembourg Strelitz (1744-1818), epouse de Georges III d angleterre" - pianting by West

Background imageHair Style Collection: Portrait of Maria (Marie) de Medici (1540-1557) - Allori

Portrait of Maria (Marie) de Medici (1540-1557) - Allori
FIA5394874 Portrait of Maria (Marie) de Medici (1540-1557) - Allori, Alessandro (1535-1607) - ca 1555 - Oil on wood - 116x90 - Art History Museum, Vienne by Allori

Background imageHair Style Collection: Jeff Lynne (singer and songwriter with The Electric Light Orchestra

Jeff Lynne (singer and songwriter with The Electric Light Orchestra) pictured with his girlfriend Sandi Kaperson. They have announced their engagement and are pictured at Jeffs Midlands home

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8619767

Background imageHair Style Collection: Portrait of a female member of the Flavi family, second half of the 1st century AD (bronze)

Portrait of a female member of the Flavi family, second half of the 1st century AD (bronze)
8620130 Portrait of a female member of the Flavi family, second half of the 1st century AD (bronze) by Roman, (1st century AD); Museo di Santa Giulia, Museo della citta, Brescia

Background imageHair Style Collection: William Strahan (print)

William Strahan (print)
3701743 William Strahan (print) by Scottish School, (19th century); (add.info.: William Strahan, 1715-1785. Scottish printer, publisher, Member of Parliament.).

Background imageHair Style Collection: Isabella II, from 'Hutchinson's History of the Nations', pub.1915 (print)

Isabella II, from 'Hutchinson's History of the Nations', pub.1915 (print)
3533867 Isabella II, from 'Hutchinson's History of the Nations', pub.1915 (print) by English School, (20th century); (add.info.: Isabella II, 1830 - 1904. Queen of Spain)

Background imageHair Style Collection: Michel-Etienne Turgot, Mayor of Paris, from 'Histoire de France', published c. 1880 (print)

Michel-Etienne Turgot, Mayor of Paris, from 'Histoire de France', published c. 1880 (print)
1547399 Michel-Etienne Turgot, Mayor of Paris, from 'Histoire de France', published c. 1880 (print) by French School, (19th century).

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Background imageHair Style Collection: Himba girl, proud of her legacy

Himba girl, proud of her legacy
Elena Molina

Background imageHair Style Collection: Umberto I, King of Italy (engraving)

Umberto I, King of Italy (engraving)
8631652 Umberto I, King of Italy (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Umberto I, (1844-1900), King of Italy. Illustration from Black and White

Background imageHair Style Collection: Woman in giant pouf hairstyle, era of Marie Antoinette

Woman in giant pouf hairstyle, era of Marie Antoinette
5893551 Woman in giant pouf hairstyle, era of Marie Antoinette.; (add.info.: Woman in giant pouf hairstyle, era of Marie Antoinette)

Background imageHair Style Collection: French art-deco, postcard depicting a young woman, 1900

French art-deco, postcard depicting a young woman, 1900
3665664 French art-deco, postcard depicting a young woman, 1900 by French School, (20th century); (add.info.: French art-deco, postcard depicting a young woman 1900.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageHair Style Collection: Vintage, French, postcard depicting a pensive woman in a red medieval costume, 1900

Vintage, French, postcard depicting a pensive woman in a red medieval costume, 1900
3666039 Vintage, French, postcard depicting a pensive woman in a red medieval costume, 1900 by French Photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: Vintage, French)

Background imageHair Style Collection: Charles II (1630-1685), c.1675 (oil painting)

Charles II (1630-1685), c.1675 (oil painting)
7337863 Charles II (1630-1685), c.1675 (oil painting) by Lely, Peter (1618-80) (after); 76.2x63.5 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageHair Style Collection: Unidentified lady, early 17th century (watercolour, gum arabic, vellum, gilt)

Unidentified lady, early 17th century (watercolour, gum arabic, vellum, gilt)
7340109 Unidentified lady, early 17th century (watercolour, gum arabic, vellum, gilt) by Oliver, Isaac (c.1565-1617); 5.1x4.3 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageHair Style Collection: Elizabeth I (the Armada Portrait'), c.1588 (oil on oak panel)

Elizabeth I (the Armada Portrait'), c.1588 (oil on oak panel)
7342330 Elizabeth I (the Armada Portrait'), c.1588 (oil on oak panel) by English School, (16th century); 112.5x127 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageHair Style Collection: Portrait of M Rose Herschel aged 7 (1851) by her sister Maria, aged 11, 1851 (graphite, watercolour)

Portrait of M Rose Herschel aged 7 (1851) by her sister Maria, aged 11, 1851 (graphite, watercolour)
7342115 Portrait of M Rose Herschel aged 7 (1851) by her sister Maria, aged 11, 1851 (graphite, watercolour) by Herschel, Maria Sophia (1839-1929); 15.3x11.4 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageHair Style Collection: The famous hairstyle inspired by the Belle Poule, a naval frigate that distinguished itself in

The famous hairstyle inspired by the Belle Poule, a naval frigate that distinguished itself in combat in 1778
5856315 The famous hairstyle inspired by the Belle Poule, a naval frigate that distinguished itself in combat in 1778.; (add.info.: The famous hairstyle inspired by the Belle Poule)

Background imageHair Style Collection: Woman in English-ingenue headdress with feathers, and woman with hedgehog hairstyle

Woman in English-ingenue headdress with feathers, and woman with hedgehog hairstyle and lazy-woman bonnet
5856339 Woman in English-ingenue headdress with feathers, and woman with hedgehog hairstyle and lazy-woman bonnet.; (add.info.: Woman in English-ingenue headdress with feathers)

Background imageHair Style Collection: North America Red skin Indian, 1861 (engraving)

North America Red skin Indian, 1861 (engraving)
6947879 North America Red skin Indian, 1861 (engraving); Private Collection; (add.info.: North America Red skin Indian. Human races)

Background imageHair Style Collection: The Boarding-School Hair-Dresser, 1786. 1909 (print)

The Boarding-School Hair-Dresser, 1786. 1909 (print)
1000962 The Boarding-School Hair-Dresser, 1786. 1909 (print); Private Collection; (add.info.: From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart by Eduard Fuchs, published 1909.)

Background imageHair Style Collection: Young woman in a hat with an orange organza decoration (colour litho)

Young woman in a hat with an orange organza decoration (colour litho)
8655401 Young woman in a hat with an orange organza decoration (colour litho) by American School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHair Style Collection: Young woman in a feathered hat holding a riding crop (colour litho)

Young woman in a feathered hat holding a riding crop (colour litho)
8655407 Young woman in a feathered hat holding a riding crop (colour litho) by American School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHair Style Collection: Don't Cry, Mamma (engraving)

Don't Cry, Mamma (engraving)
8635865 Don't Cry, Mamma (engraving) by Woolnoth, Thomas A. (1785-1857); Private Collection; (add.info.: Don't Cry, Mamma)

Background imageHair Style Collection: The Return (engraving)

The Return (engraving)
8635861 The Return (engraving) by Woolnoth, Thomas A. (1785-1857); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Return. Illustration from The Juvenile Album, or Tales from Far and Near)

Background imageHair Style Collection: Model in Pescasseroli costume

Model in Pescasseroli costume
3570800 Model in Pescasseroli costume by Michetti, Francesco Paolo (1851-1929); (add.info.: Model in Pescasseroli costume Photographer: Michetti, Francesco Paolo); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageHair Style Collection: Portrait of a couple, carte de visite

Portrait of a couple, carte de visite
3560939 Portrait of a couple, carte de visite by Unknown photographer, (19th century); (add.info.: Italy 1870-1880 Photographer: Unidentified Author); Alinari Archives, Florence



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"Exploring Hair Styles: From Ancient Rome to Modern Times" Step into the world of hair fashion as we take you on a journey through time and across continents. At the France Aerospace Show, not only did aviation enthusiasts gather, but also trendsetters showcasing innovative hair styles that left everyone in awe. Drawing inspiration from the elegant hair styles of Roman ladies, a serious teenage girl confidently flaunts her meticulously crafted look. Just like Jeff Lynne's music with The Electric Light Orchestra, her hairstyle is a masterpiece that harmonizes creativity and sophistication. Traveling back further in history, we discover Italian fashion in the 1580s influencing hairstyles that were extravagant and ornate. A painting titled "Girl Reading" from 1916 captures the essence of this era, where every strand was carefully arranged to reflect societal norms. The world of performing arts has always been an avenue for avant-garde hairstyles. The costume of Bacchante worn during Ballets Russians' representation in 1911 showcased wild curls and intricate braids that perfectly embodied the character's spirit. Even political figures like Abraham Lincoln understood the power of presentation. His signed carte-de-visite from 1864 reveals his dignified appearance with a well-groomed beard and neatly combed hair framed by a gold-ruled border. Breaking away from traditional beauty standards, "La reine Charlotte" challenges conventions with her nude portrait captured in 1930. Her relaxed pose with hands behind her head highlights both vulnerability and confidence while celebrating natural beauty. Brigitte Bardot, renowned French actress known for her timeless allure, effortlessly exudes glamour even on location in Scotland during filming. Her impeccable hairstyle complements her radiant smile as she captivates audiences worldwide. As summer approaches, let us not forget how art has immortalized this vibrant season throughout history. In "Summer, " painted in 1929, brushstrokes capture flowing locks kissed by sun rays, reminding us of the carefree and joyful moments this season brings.