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"From Elizabeth I to Louise Brooks: A Timeless Journey of Hairstyles" Step into the world of hairstyles through time and across cultures

Background imageHairstyle 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 imageHairstyle Collection: Three women wearing the typical clothing of Valsesia

Three women wearing the typical clothing of Valsesia Turin. Date of Photograph:1911

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Portrait of a young woman with a hat-shaped flower, postcard

Portrait of a young woman with a hat-shaped flower, postcard Italy. Date of Photograph:1910-1920

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Full-length portrait of a young woman of Varallo (Italy). The girl, leaning against a low wall

Full-length portrait of a young woman of Varallo (Italy). The girl, leaning against a low wall, wears the traditional costume with embroidered bodice

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Italy, Florence, Ivory Sculpture representing Empress Arianna (or Aelia Ariadne, ca. 450-515 A. D )

Italy, Florence, Ivory Sculpture representing Empress Arianna (or Aelia Ariadne, ca. 450-515 A. D )
Italy, Florence, Ivory Sculpture representing Empress Arianna (or Aelia Ariadne, ca. 450-515 A.D..) 5th century A.D.. Byzantine art, Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello National Museum)

Background imageHairstyle 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 imageHairstyle Collection: Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland, c1588. Artist: George Gower

Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland, c1588. Artist: George Gower
Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland, c1588. Version of the Armada portrait attributed to George Gower. The last Tudor monarch, Elizabeth I (1533-1603) ruled from 1558 until 1603

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Japan - Geisha - See no evil, Hear no evil, speak no evil

Japan - Geisha - See no evil, Hear no evil, speak no evil
Japan - Three Geisha girls - miming the phrase See no evil, Hear no evil, speak no evil. Date: circa 1904

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Picture shows Ready Steady Go! presenter Cathy McGowan at the door of Biba Boutique in

Picture shows Ready Steady Go! presenter Cathy McGowan at the door of Biba Boutique in Kensington Church Street, West London. She is 2nd from the right, with her friend singer Cilla Black, far right

Background imageHairstyle Collection: George Eliot, c1850, (1942). Creator: Francois d Albert Durade

George Eliot, c1850, (1942). Creator: Francois d Albert Durade
George Eliot, c1850, (1942). Portrait of British author George Eliot (1819-1880), born Mary Ann Evans. Painting in the National Portrait Gallery, London

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Gucci 14

Gucci 14
Baard Martinussen

Background imageHairstyle 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 imageHairstyle Collection: Teasing the Cat, 1888. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Teasing the Cat, 1888. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Teasing the Cat, 1888

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Antique Japanese Woodblock, woman serving tea

Antique Japanese Woodblock, woman serving tea
This Japanese art print is a portrait of the tea house waitress Naniwaya Okita in a beautiful kimono serving a cup of tea, 1790. The print bears the artists signature

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Portrait - Mary, Queen of Scots, c16th century, (1904). Artists: Unknown, Janet

Portrait - Mary, Queen of Scots, c16th century, (1904). Artists: Unknown, Janet
Portrait - Mary, Queen of Scots, c16th century (1904). Mary, Queen of Scots (8 December 1542 - 8 February 1587), also known as Mary Stuart[3] or Mary I of Scotland

Background imageHairstyle Collection: EMMELINE PANKHURST (1858-1928). English suffragist. Oil over a photograph

EMMELINE PANKHURST (1858-1928). English suffragist. Oil over a photograph

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks (1906 - 1985), American silent film actress and dancer Date: 1928

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Orangutan baby (Pongo pygmaeus) head portrait of baby, Semengoh Nature reserve, Sarawak, Borneo

Orangutan baby (Pongo pygmaeus) head portrait of baby, Semengoh Nature reserve, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia. Endangered

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Tetisheri, Ancient Egyptian queen of the 17th dynasty, 16th century BC (1926)

Tetisheri, Ancient Egyptian queen of the 17th dynasty, 16th century BC (1926). Artist: Winifred Mabel Brunton
Tetisheri, Ancient Egyptian queen of the 17th dynasty, 16th century BC (1926). Tetisheri was the queen consort of Senakhtenre Tao I, the seventh pharaoh of the 17th dynasty

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Queen Elizabeth I, 16th century (1905)

Queen Elizabeth I, 16th century (1905). From Cassells History of England, Vol. II, [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, 1905]

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress, c1950s(?). Artist: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress, c1950s(?). Artist: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress, c1950s(?). Elizabeth Taylor made her screen debut as a child in Lassie Come Home in 1943

Background imageHairstyle Collection: African people

African people
Antique illustration of a African people

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Japan - Geisha Girl bows to a samurai warrior - New Year

Japan - Geisha Girl bows to a samurai warrior - New Year Ceremony Date: circa 1910s

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Man prepares his hair ready for his wedding day - Djibouti

Man prepares his hair ready for his wedding day - Djibouti, East Africa. Date: 1908

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Monsieur de St. George, April 4, 1788. Creator: William Ward

Monsieur de St. George, April 4, 1788. Creator: William Ward
Monsieur de St. George, April 4, 1788

Background imageHairstyle Collection: CHINA: WOMAN, 1860s. Woman of the Working Class, Canton, China: photographed by John Thomson

CHINA: WOMAN, 1860s. Woman of the Working Class, Canton, China: photographed by John Thomson, 1868-72

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Eritrea - Water Carrier

Eritrea - Water Carrier
Eritrea - Female Water Carrier Date: 1936

Background imageHairstyle Collection: American actress. The most popular pin-up photograph of the American armed forces during World War

American actress. The most popular pin-up photograph of the American armed forces during World War II
BETTY GRABLE (1916-1973). American actress. The most popular pin-up photograph of the American armed forces during World War II

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Head of Vibia Sabina, wife of Hadrian, Roman civilization, 2nd century a. d

Head of Vibia Sabina, wife of Hadrian, Roman civilization, 2nd century a. d
Roman civilization, 2nd century A.D. Head of Vibia Sabina, wife of Hadrian

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Mary Rossam, c1734, (1930). Creator: Joseph Highmore

Mary Rossam, c1734, (1930). Creator: Joseph Highmore
Mary Rossam, c1734, (1930). Portrait of a woman, 1st Wife of Rev. S. F. Swinden. From " The Connoisseur", Volume 86, edited by C. Reginald Grundy. [The Connoisseur Ltd, London, 1930]

Background imageHairstyle Collection: King Charles II, (1907)

King Charles II, (1907). Charles II of England, (1630-1685), King of England, King of Scots, and King of Ireland

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Presumed portrait of Marie Taglioni (1804-1884), dancer, 1828. Creator: Unknown

Presumed portrait of Marie Taglioni (1804-1884), dancer, 1828. Creator: Unknown
Presumed portrait of Marie Taglioni (1804-1884), dancer, 1828

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Miss Julia MacDonald, 1830/31. Creator: Samuel Cousins

Miss Julia MacDonald, 1830/31. Creator: Samuel Cousins
Miss Julia MacDonald, 1830/31

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Portrait of a young woman dressed as an Indian dancer, postcard

Portrait of a young woman dressed as an Indian dancer, postcard Italy. Date of Photograph:1910-1920

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Bust of a Roman girl, preserved in the National Museum of Rome, at the Baths of Diocletian, Rome

Bust of a Roman girl, preserved in the National Museum of Rome, at the Baths of Diocletian, Rome Rome National Museum of Rome Head Roman Art, Europe, Ancient Civilization

Background imageHairstyle Collection: One of the two Riace Bronze Statues: Warrior B. Bronze statue

One of the two Riace Bronze Statues: Warrior B. Bronze statue, temporarily exposed at the National Arcaheological Museum of Florence

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Caroline Bonaparte; bust by Antonio Canova, in the National Museum of Capodimonte in Naples

Caroline Bonaparte; bust by Antonio Canova, in the National Museum of Capodimonte in Naples Naples Museum of Capodimonte Bust Neoclassicism, Nineteenth century, 19th century, Europe

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Young smiling man wearing underwear standing in front of nostalgic wallpaper

Young smiling man wearing underwear standing in front of nostalgic wallpaper

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Dressing Fante Ladys hair - Sekondi, Gold Coast, Africa

Dressing Fante Ladys hair - Sekondi, Gold Coast, Africa
Dressing a Fanti (Fante) Ladys hair - Sekondi, Gold Coast, West Africa (modern Ghana). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Young people at a Rock and Roll dance, Cornwall

Young people at a Rock and Roll dance, Cornwall. Date: 1985

Background imageHairstyle 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 imageHairstyle 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 imageHairstyle 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 imageHairstyle Collection: Singer Boy George shows off his new haircut at the Montreux Pop Festival in Switzerland

Singer Boy George shows off his new haircut at the Montreux Pop Festival in Switzerland. 9th May 1985

Background imageHairstyle Collection: First Nation warriors of northwestern territories - Canada

First Nation warriors of northwestern territories - Canada
A superb photograph of two First Nation warriors of an indigenous tribe of the northwestern territories - Canada. circa 1900s

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Domestic dog, Pekingese, studio portrait

Domestic dog, Pekingese, studio portrait

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Couple in love, c1900-1919(?)

Couple in love, c1900-1919(?). Postcard

Background imageHairstyle Collection: Mrs Tickell, c1780-1810Artist: Richard Cosway

Mrs Tickell, c1780-1810Artist: Richard Cosway
Mrs Tickell, c1780-1810



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"From Elizabeth I to Louise Brooks: A Timeless Journey of Hairstyles" Step into the world of hairstyles through time and across cultures. In 1588, Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland flaunted her regal charm with an elaborate hairstyle crafted by artist George Gower. Her iconic look symbolized power and elegance. Fast forward to the 1920s, where American actress Louise Brooks revolutionized fashion with her signature bob haircut. This daring style challenged societal norms and became a symbol of liberation for women around the world. In 1888, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi's artwork "Teasing the Cat" showcased intricate Japanese hairstyles that were both elegant and sophisticated. Meanwhile, an antique Japanese woodblock depicted a woman serving tea, highlighting the gracefulness associated with traditional geisha hairstyles. The captivating image of three wise monkeys representing "See no evil, Hear no evil, speak no evil" in Japan also reminds us of their unique hairdos that are intricately styled as part of their cultural heritage. Traveling back to April 4th, 1788, we encounter Monsieur de St. George portrayed by William Ward. His distinguished hairstyle reflects his noble status during this period in history. Even our primate cousins have caught on to hairstyling trends. An adorable orangutan baby at Semengoh Nature Reserve showcases its luscious locks while capturing hearts worldwide. Celebrating diversity is essential when exploring different cultures' hairstyling traditions; African people proudly embrace their natural hair textures as expressions of identity and heritage. Elizabeth Taylor's timeless beauty shines through in her English-American actress persona from the mid-20th century. Her glamorous waves epitomize Hollywood glamour during this era. Across continents in Djibouti, a man meticulously prepares his hair for his wedding day—a testament to how important they can be in celebrating life's most significant moments.