Contemporary version of the classic "Gibson Girl" updo which was originally popular from the late Victorian Era through the Edwardian Era.

Contemporary version of the classic "Gibson Girl" updo which was originally popular from the late Victorian Era through the Edwardian Era.

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A modern Gibson Girl hairstyle. Gibson Girls were considered the "ideal women" of the early 1900's and were characterized by their extravagant hairstyles and tiny waistlines. I would just like to say that this hairstyle is sick. It's elegant, dramatic, and just plain fierce.

A modern Gibson Girl hairstyle. Gibson Girls were considered the "ideal women" of the early 1900's and were characterized by their extravagant hairstyles and tiny waistlines. I would just like to say that this hairstyle is sick. It's elegant, dramatic, and just plain fierce.

Gibson girl hair to-do - Recamier Coiffure. From Girls Own Paper and Womans magazine, 1911. Text instructions here.

Gibson girl hair to-do - Recamier Coiffure. From Girls Own Paper and Womans magazine, 1911. Text instructions here.

1900-1906  - The Pompadour was a hangover from the Victorian era.  This hairstyle was popular from the 1890s and is seen in the "Gibson  girl" illustrations of the time.  The style spilled over into the first years of the 20th century when large elaborately trimmed "Picture" hats continued to be worn.  Women adopted the simpler Low Pompadour hairstyle for daily wear....

1900-1906 - The Pompadour was a hangover from the Victorian era. This hairstyle was popular from the 1890s and is seen in the "Gibson girl" illustrations of the time. The style spilled over into the first years of the 20th century when large elaborately trimmed "Picture" hats continued to be worn. Women adopted the simpler Low Pompadour hairstyle for daily wear....

The classic Gibson girl. Is it any wonder that this look has lasted for hundreds of years as an ideal of feminine beauty?

The classic Gibson girl. Is it any wonder that this look has lasted for hundreds of years as an ideal of feminine beauty?

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