Historical Wig Styling: Ancient Egypt to the 1830s
Focal Press – 2013 – 288 pages
Let Historical Wig Stylingbe your guide to creating beautiful, historically accurate hairstyles for your productions and events. Chapters begin with artwork of historic figures that influenced the look of each period. Detailed step-by-step instructions explain how to create their iconic hairstyles, illustrated by photographs showing the finished look from every angle.
This volume covers hairstyles from Ancient Egypt through Biedermeier styles of the 1820s and 30s. Learn how to create hairstyles worn by
-and so many more!
You’ll also learn about the necessary supplies and styling products needed to create the perfect coif, tips for proper wig handling, and basic styling techniques useful when working with wigs or real hair. Give your production the look of authenticity with tips from this gorgeous wig styling guide!
CHAPTER 1—Introduction to Wig Styling Techniques
CHAPTER 2—Ancient Egyptian Era--3500 BC—300 BC
CHAPTER 3—Ancient Greece—2900 BC—200 BC
CHAPTER 4—Ancient Roman styling—600 BC—476 AD
CHAPTER 5—Medieval Ages—476--13TH Century
CHAPTER 6—Renaissance Era—1350-1550
CHAPTER 7—The Elizabethan Era—1500-1603
CHAPTER 8—The Cavalier/Jacobean Period—1603—1660s
CHAPTER 9—Restoration/Baroque Era—1660-1710
CHAPTER 10—Georgian/Rococo Period—1711-1789
CHAPTER 11—Regency/Empire Period—1789—1820
CHAPTER 12—Biedermeier Period—1820-1830s
APPENDIX 1—Glossary of hairstyling terms
APPENDIX 2—List of Historical Films set in each era—Ancient Egypt—1830s
APPENDIX 3—List of Wig and Hair Suppliers
Allison Lowery is the Wig and Makeup Specialist for Texas Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. She was also the Wig Master for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and has created wigs and makeup for Zilker Theatre Productions, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and many others. She is the co-author of Wig Making and Styling: A Complete Guide for Theatre and Film.