Women's hairstyles

Hairdresser accessories

The individual’s focus on their physical appearance is present in all social classes and throughout all historical periods. It is reflected in personal hygiene, the way we dress, the jewellery we have and the hairstyles we wear. 

Before World War I, women wore long hair, braided into one or two braids. Little girls wore their braids freely over their shoulders, while older girls and women arranged them into a bun or wrapped them around their heads. They pinned their braids with “frkete” – hairclips made of metal, horn or wood.  On Sundays and special days, younger, unmarried girls stuck an ornamental comb made of horn or metal under their bun, and then inserted “haberle” into their braids. "Haberle" were long hair pins decorated with red glass berries or cloth bows called "čuške". The tightly-braided hair was further fixed with some sugar water, so that the hairstyle lasted as long as possible and no hair would hang freely from the head; a hairstyle made on Saturday or Sunday was made to last for a whole week.

Before World War II, new fashion began to emerge in the Soča Region. The first short women's hairstyles appeared, and the bravest women even dared to curl their otherwise straight hair. The wavy look was achieved with the help of special pliers, heated above the fire. Curls could also be made by wrapping wet or sugar-coated hair around wooden or paper hair curlers. Another look was tiny curls created by small braids which were then undone. A novelty of this time was also the increasingly popular short bangs which replaced the previously widespread parting in the middle of the head.

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Tolmin museum, permanent exhibition

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