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Olga's hairstyle...Question!
« on: July 20, 2010, 07:24:15 PM »
Did Olga just wear her hair like in the pic below, in a bun, or was it cut short? If it were cut that's pretty rare for someone growing up in early Edwardian times....


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Re: Olga's hairstyle...Question!
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2010, 07:51:27 PM »
That' a photo taken about 1913, if I'm not wrong. Olga didn't cut her hair that year, it's just put up. After the age of 16, that's the hairstyle girls wore. They shaved their hairs some years after, because they were ill, but in thi pic, it's just put up.

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Re: Olga's hairstyle...Question!
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2010, 08:21:12 PM »
What are those kind of waves called? I remember reading somewhere that they're called "finger waves", but that name seems pretty odd. It reminds me of a marcel wave, but they weren't until the '30s, right?
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Re: Olga's hairstyle...Question!
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2010, 07:13:25 AM »
That' a photo taken about 1913, if I'm not wrong. Olga didn't cut her hair that year, it's just put up. After the age of 16, that's the hairstyle girls wore. They shaved their hairs some years after, because they were ill, but in thi pic, it's just put up.

Ahh ok, that's what I thought, but most of the time the only way I've seen girls put their hair up was in the Gibson Girl, like Alexandra did.
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Re: Olga's hairstyle...Question!
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2010, 07:14:09 AM »
What are those kind of waves called? I remember reading somewhere that they're called "finger waves", but that name seems pretty odd. It reminds me of a marcel wave, but they weren't until the '30s, right?

I'm not sure the exact name, but I know that the hairstyle Alexandra any many other women in the 1900s was called the Gibson Girl.
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Re: Olga's hairstyle...Question!
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2010, 11:47:50 AM »
Young women were cutting their hair short even in 1910.

A bun taking the hair all the way to the back of the head was a very popular hair style, especially around 1913. It was the simple and unfussy hairstyle. A lot of the time it was decorated with a nice looking band/bandeaux, such as Olga has in the 1913 formal or Tatiana had in the 1914 formal. 

To wave the hair, usually it was done by fingers or by hot tongs.

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Re: Olga's hairstyle...Question!
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2010, 02:31:00 PM »
Thank you!
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Re: Olga's hairstyle...Question!
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2010, 07:30:31 PM »
First-- Gibson Girl hairstyles are those big poufs, not the sleek waves,
and second, didn't Olga have a band in her hair in the 1914 formals, too?
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2010, 07:44:27 PM »
Do you mean, like Tatiana? Sorry, I'm not sure what "band" means...

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Re: Olga's hairstyle...Question!
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2010, 08:07:01 PM »
Yes, a band is what Tatiana and Olga wore in their hair in 1914.
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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2010, 08:11:51 PM »
I guess that's because Alexandra dressed them in pairs. As Tatiana had a short her at that time and couldn't put her hair up, she wore the band, and Olga did too, because both of them had to be dressed equal. Their dresses are the same, like Maria and Anastasia.

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Re: Olga's hairstyle...Question!
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2010, 09:00:04 PM »
Interesting, I never realized that before, but now that I think about it, you're probably right. Boy, Alexandra sure did want them always matching. Does anyone know why?
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2010, 09:21:03 PM »
I can't tell you for sure, maybe it was the fashion. If you look for some pictures of Alix when she was young, you'll se that she was dressed like her elder sisters.
Check out in the thread about Alexandra. I have a link here:
http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=15111.45

When the girls grew up, they started to dress diferently, but on formal shots, Alix always dressed them in pairs.

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Re: Olga's hairstyle...Question!
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2010, 09:36:44 PM »
Siblings usually dressed similarly in that time period.
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Re: Olga's hairstyle...Question!
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2010, 09:43:05 PM »
Yes, Holly, thanks. Did Xenia and Olga A. dressed the same too? I've never seen a photo of them dressed alike.