The XVIII century fashion became very sophisticated and voluminous 3D hairstyles were common at Royal Court. The fashion was led by the favourite mistress of Louis XV, Marie Jeannette Beku, Countess du Barry, who was originally of modest origins but elevated by King to highest ranks.
Madame du Barry have had great influence on the Royal Court’s fashion, and along with the young Queen Marie-Antoinette, she played very important role in development of the new hairstyles.
With help of her personal hairdresser Leonard Kuaferom, she invented some amazing Master Pieces, that were called “Sensitivity Explosion”, “Voluptuous”, “Secret Passion” and other romantic and sensual names. To try this hairstyle you definitely need a long hair or Hair Extensions.
How to Do Marie Antoinette Hairstyle XVIII Century DIY Tutorial
- Wash your hair, dry it and comb it very well.
- Place a light improvised frame at the top of your head. The frame must be large but lightweight and you can use the materials like wire, pens, pads. Just improvise!
- Curl hour hair or twist your hair.
- Separate your hair into strands and secure them one by one to the frame.
- Use blue, pink or white cosmetic powder to colour your hair.
- Decorate your hair with ribbons, feathers, flowers, laces.
Fashion loving ladies of XVIII century were often decorating their hair with jewels. The most sophisticated beauties tried to come up with a more original decoration by attaching stuffed birds, figurines, frigates, ships with sails, mini-gardens with tiny artificial trees and castles models.
The making of Marie Antoinette Hairstyle
The making one single piece stylists worked between 1 and 10 hours in a row. As this work was very time and energy consuming, ladies tried to keep the hair as long as possible. The hair was not washed at all for months and was only combed with specially made tool resembling to a metal hand.
To keep this artistic work as long as possible, it was regularly greased with pork lard. A typical hairstyle was hight of about one meter. Sleeping with such a haircut was possible only on special cushions. A metal grid was worn on the head to protect the sleeping beauty from mice. Because of the unusual shapes of each individual hairstyle, bespoke hats were made in order to not damage the hair.
The excess in sizes and fantasy in shape gave birth to countless XVIII century cartoons and mockeries.
Actress Kirsten Dunst (2006) – modern interpretation of XVIII century.
The Queen (Kristen Dunst, 2006) and her Hairdresser in the movie “Marie Antoinette”[/fusion_text]