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Old January 7th, 2005, 11:25 AM   #1
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Minoan Hairstyle Ramble Thread

Hi everyone,

this is something I've been wondering about for quite a while now. Hair styles of this kind are often seen in ancient art, primarily minoan, I believe.

Now, the thing that gets me wondering are those loose strands in front. This is not the best example I've seen for that hairstyle, but it was the only one I could come up with in a hurry. The strands I'm referring to are sections from the back that are draped over the ears towards the front.

Why does this seem so strange and unusual?

I mean, the concept of taking a strand from behind and draping it over the ear isn't so absurd, is it? It's not as if you'd require any special tools for this, everyone has ears and a lot of people have hair long enough to be able to do this in theory. So how come you never see it done in real life today? Is it just that no one thinks about doing this? Ramble, ramble...

I actually think it looks pretty, if you've got those lovely snaky s-waves.

Do you find this hair-over-ears-thing strange? Do or would you wear your hair like this?
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Old January 7th, 2005, 01:33 PM   #2
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Re: Minoan Hairstyle Ramble Thread

This looks sort of like hair that was worn in the Regency period so I don't think it is strange. To me it looks like an elegant updo. Old art can look a little strange to us, but if you observe it closely, it is not much different from what we do today.


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Old January 7th, 2005, 05:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for sharing such an interesting picture, Ninika. I think the style of hair arranged in front rather than behind the ears is a bit unusual only because it is somewhat impractical. Recently, though, at least one or two of the elves in the films of the Lord of the Rings had their hair styled over the ears. I find the look appealing.

You might add your picture to the archive in the Illustrations thread here, so that it can continue to be appreciated.

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Old January 8th, 2005, 04:03 PM   #4
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Re: Minoan Hairstyle Ramble Thread

Originally Posted by Ninika
Do you find this hair-over-ears-thing strange? Do or would you wear your hair like this?

I don't think it strange, and I would wear my hair like that, except that I would constantly be tucking it back behind the ears out of habit.

If I have my history right, the Regency was a major period of Neoclassicism. Everyone was so in love with the Greco-Roman look, that young women actually dampened their dresses to get them to cling (and look like those statues). A lot of hairstyles were that elaborate, Greek-goddess style, that I would love to achieve, but don't have a maid to help me do it.

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Re: Minoan Hairstyle Ramble Thread

I love the Regency period. I like the clothes they wore and the hair styles. I am a big Jane Austen fan. It seems like it would have been a good time to have lived in, that is unless you were in the peasant class

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