The Regency period lasted from the turn of the century until around 1825. The hairstyles for women in that time took a dramatic turn from the pouffed-up and constructed hairdos of the earlier Georgian age to the simple hair styles. Women began to wear simpler hairdos with long hair pulled back in chignons or simple pony tails, long curls trailing over the shoulder, and short ringlets framing the face.
Hair ornaments consisted of flower wreaths, ribbons, jewelry, tiaras, and combs. Regency hairstyles were meant to look like those worn by women of ancient Rome and Greece.
Shorter hair was more common than long hair due to the popularity of wigs the previous decade. The Regency Era, however, didn’t use wigs, so if you had short hair, you could still be in fashion by combing all your hair to the front of your head. This particular hairstyle was called the “a la Titus.” If you had hair that was of different lengths, you could put the longer part up into a bun and curl the rest.
All hairstyles gave the look of casual disorder. Many women would wear buns on top of their heads with wisps of hair and curly ringlets around their faces. In about 1810, women started to part their hair in the front and curl the hair into tight ringlets to hang over their ears, while the rest of the hair was put into a bun. Women often wore their hair in loose buns or “psyche knots.” Some preferred to let their hair down with one big curl draped over the shoulder, as well as wearing it loose to hang down in curls over the neck and shoulders.
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Women of the Regency Period, from around 1800 to 1820, wore soft, romantic hairstyles. Previous fashions of the Georgian Period were characterized by tall powdered wigs like those of Marie Antoinette. Wear regency hairstyles to costume balls, classy dinner parties, weddings or just around town for a graceful, feminine effect.