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Offline Winter_Phoenix

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About that hair-style....
« on: December 22, 2004, 10:34:12 AM »
This seems like a good place to toss out a really trivial question that's been nagging at me for years:  Why does Anastasia have bangs?  None of her sisters do.  (It's one of the two quickest ways to spot her in the frequently mislabelled photos of the Imperial children.)

Anyone have any idea?

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Re: About that hair-style....
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2004, 10:49:07 AM »
Anastasia had bangs because she supposedly had some sort of accident when she was little and it caused a scar to appear on her forehead.  Bangs were supposed to hide it.

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Re: About that hair-style....
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2004, 11:45:04 AM »
Yes, I've heard that story, too . . . tho' I'm not sure if I read it in some of the less questionable memoirs, or in one of the books presenting various factoids as "proof" that a particular pretender was the actual Anastasia.

BTW, "bangs" in those days were called "fringe"!
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Re: About that hair-style....
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2004, 11:52:01 AM »
Thanks!  I knew soneone on this board would know.

(Yes, "bangs" used to be called a "fringe" -- when it first came into use, it was sometimes called a "lunatic fringe" -- in all of human history, no adult has ever understood why younger people did what they did with their hair!  (The same people who had waist-length hippie locks can't understand why their daughter wants a buzz cut or a mohawk!)

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Re: About that hair-style....
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2004, 11:58:25 AM »
Aren't bangs still called fringe in England?
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Re: About that hair-style....
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2004, 02:22:25 PM »
Yep, when i first came to this board and you were all tlaking about her hair i was like bangs? what?? ah cultural differences makes the world so interesting!!
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Re: About that hair-style....
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2004, 03:42:30 PM »
Maybe it was her hairline that gave her bangs.  Mine did until a few years ago until I thought it looked dumb and I grew my hair out. :)

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Re: About that hair-style....
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2004, 03:45:59 PM »
Bangs are called 'fringe' in New Zealand too. How about Australia - Olga Rodionovna, can you tell us?

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Re: About that hair-style....
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2004, 05:58:33 PM »
Okay, bulletin! bulletin!

I just heard back from my friend Wendy in Birmingham, England, and although my news is a bit dated at this point--considering the last few entries--here is what Wendy says:

"The answer to the question is YES we know 'bangs' as fringe.  In fact, I would be surprised if many people in England would know that Americans are referring to a 'fringe' when they say 'bangs.'

Bangs are what fireworks make!!!! LOL!!!

I would be interested to know why it is called bangs in USA. (And why plural, when fringe is definitely singular!)"


. . . And perhaps you'll agree with me that Wendy makes some very good points!  :D

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Re: About that hair-style....
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2004, 07:33:49 PM »
*Olga sits and wonders what the hell 'bangs' are*

In Australia, bangs are called a fringe.

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« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2004, 04:13:48 PM »
I wear bangs. My old hairdresser used to charge me extra to trim them when she was cutting my hair. So I found a new hairdresser, who doesn't charge for the bangs. I suppose you could say it's more bangs for the buck.

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Re: About that hair-style....
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2004, 04:46:14 PM »
i trim mine with a pair of special small scissors, i wonder if anastasia did the same? anyone else do that or is it just me?  ;)
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Re: About that hair-style....
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2005, 11:33:42 AM »
Her nurse governess might have trimmed them. But I've always though of every GD of having her own hairstyle. :)

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Re: About that hair-style....
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2005, 09:08:19 PM »
Hi All,

I've heard the scar story too.  I have a scar on my forehead (ran into a steel baby swing in motion when I was 3--clearly before all the child safety stuff was passed) and I was so paranoid about the scar that I had bangs until I was nearly 30.  Of course you can barely see it now.  Does anyone know what caused Anastasia's scar?

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Re: About that hair-style....
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2005, 11:00:47 AM »
I've read it somewhere but i can't recall where i read it and how it was caused. grrrrrrrrrr >:(