Historical Hairstyles: From Victorian Times to Today

Woman with historical hairstyleHairstyles, much like other fashion and beauty trends, have had a historical impact over time. Regardless of gender or style, hair makes a statement about your style. Not only does your hair hint at self-care and hygiene habits, but also showcases your personality. You can learn a lot about someone by just looking at their hairstyle, including its historical context. Each era has its own iconic hairstyles, allowing many old photographs to be dated based on hair itself! Here is hairstyles have changed throughout the years.

Victorian Historical Hairstyles

During the Victorian era, hairdressers became popular as women took interest in getting their hair styled professionally. Middle parts were all the rage as British fashion mirrored French styles. Women in this time took interest in adorning their hair with flowers rather than flashy trinkets.

Upper class women rarely wore their hair down in public, since a women’s hair was considered her most valuable asset. Because of this, bonnets and hats into outfits became common. Hair was also kept long, although regular trims were common.

Although there are photos of women freely sporting long, cascading waves, this particular hairstyle was considered wild and reserved for models and actresses. Most respectable women wore their hair in a intricately braided or twisted up do. Women would even add additional pieces of human hair, similar to modern day extensions, to give their hairstyle more volume and height.

The most important aspect of Victorian hair was neatness. Regardless of the style, hair had to be kept clean and shiny. The focus behind the hairstyles during this period was on the overall silhouette of the human body. Hair was meant to be styled in a way that made the body appear balanced.

The Roaring ’20s Historical Hairstyles

The era of raging consumerism boosted the economy and the men and women of this  period took major interest in various accessories. Hats, jewelry pins, bows and headbands were booming and evolving. As times changed, so did the common hair length–which had significantly shortened.

The fashionably chic, yet short bob is iconic for the 1920s. With this cut, all eyes were on the sparkling accessories used to adorn it. This cut transitioned easily into the following years when the Great Depression hit, as people couldn’t afford upkeep.

The short bob was, and still is, flattering for a wide range of face shapes due to its framing capabilities. It is also  easy to style since short tresses require less effort, as proven by the popular finger waves of the ’30s.

1950s Historical Hairstyles

On the verge of Hollywood’s Golden Age, people in the ’50s followed trends set by Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and James Dean. Hairstyles took on a more dramatic look to mirror the styles on screen. These included perfectly coiffed styles with a deep side part or side swept curls.

Apart from the sculpted, iconic Hollywood velvet curls that many starlets donned, the ’50s were all about volume. Whether backcombing hair or by using accessories, hair needed to stand tall. Updos were also popular, but not nearly as intricate as they have been historically. Tight, perfect curls (pin curls) is an iconic look of the time, which was achieved with the help of plastic hair rollers.

Salon hair care grew in popularity as political conflict came to an end, allowing for more time and resources. For men, hair was often teased and greased back for a bit of natural volume. This simple hairdo was paired with prominent sideburns.

1970s Historical Hairstyles

As the era of free love and hippy culture ended, the relaxed nature of the period transformed hairstyles. Although styles had varied by this point in time, most people embraced their natural textures. Women opted for longer hairstyles and men chose softer, more natural looking fringe cuts.

The style of this era sported soft layers and highlights that played off existing looks. When it came to hair accessories, women opted for practical scrunchies and large claw clips. This decade saw a dramatic decrease in the use of hair products since natural looks were in style.

As a result, many of the hair care products in the ’70s were sources from all-natural ingredients, such as plants and herbs, to match the demand of the era. African Americans in particular wore their natural hair in pride and celebrated the unique textures resulting from Afros as the practice of chemical relaxants died down.

1980s Historical Hairstyles

The practical, no frills styles of the previous decade quickly went out of fashion, as the ’80s set no constraints to expressionism. Bigger, shinier and brighter was better during these eccentric times. This idea stood true for both hairstyles and fashion.

The powerful career woman sported a long bob that exuded the idea of balance between work life and social life. Other women went with bigger, more texturized styles that required lots of product to maintain. Madonna is one of the most popular hair icons of this time.

Hair dye became more popular as celebrities wore bright and vivid colors. Styles also became choppy and uneven as styles became edgier. The role of hairdressers was necessary as these hairstyles required more care.

Hairstyles in Present Day

The styling of hair has become an increasingly complex art supplemented by the generations and decades of former experience. Society has also grown diverse and accepting of unique looks.

Beachy waves became popular in the early 2000s and have remained trendy. Straight and sleek styles also have become common. Layers continue to be a popular choice for hairstyles of all lengths, leading to a myriad of looks in demand in salons everywhere.

Overall, present day hairstyles seem to resemble a mix of fashionable cuts and textures of days past. With advancements in hairstyling tools and nourishing products, grooming and upkeep has become much easier. The market has a variety of hair products to help achieve any look.

When becoming a hairstylist, it’s important to know the history behind the profession. Hairstylists are the artists behind trending hairstyles that end up leaving such a prominent mark in history. It’s crucial to be aware of trends of the past and how they have helped and evolved into the hairstyles that are popular today.

Ready to lay a foundation as a salon hairstylist that will open up unique opportunities in cosmetology and hairstyling? Need to get your undergraduate certificate in cosmetology first? At Minnesota School of Cosmetology, we are dedicated to helping our Cosmetology program students develop a solid foundation and a flair for style through hands-on training in basic and advanced industry techniques. You will learn how to cut, color and style hair, give manicures and pedicures, provide spa treatments and perform various skin care techniques from industry-experienced instructors in a professional salon setting. We keep our class sizes small to make sure you get the individualized instruction you need and attention you deserve. You will graduate with everything you need to be a versatile artist in an exciting industry, including a cosmetology diploma from a respected college.

Contact us today to learn more about becoming a hairstylist and starting a rewarding career in the beauty industry.

How Dehydration Affects Your Hair & Skin

Staying hydrated is important for optimal health for your entire body including your hair and skin.

The average adult human body is about 60 percent water. Skin alone contains 63 percent water. Water is required for our cells to transport nutrients and minerals throughout our bodies.

When you don’t drink enough water, you become dehydrated. Dehydration prevents your body from eliminating toxins through your skin, which in turn makes your skin more susceptible to skin problems and disorders, such as dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, discoloration, and even premature wrinkling. Assuming these issues were caused by dehydration, they can be improved over time with proper hydration, according to WebMD.

According to Dr. Julian Seifter, a kidney specialist and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, healthy people should get 30 to 50 ounces of water per day (about 1 to 1.5 liters), but not all at once.

Tips to stay hydrated:

  • Drink a lot of water (30-50 ounces per day)
  • Eat water dense foods such as fruit
  • Drink coconut water to replace lost electrolytes when you sweat
  • Stay away from salt

Recommended Products to Hydrate Hair & Skin:

“My favorite in the summer is the Dermalogica’s Ultra Calming Mist. Spray a mist on a hot summer day to feel instantly refreshed,” said Minnesota School of Cosmetology’s Campus Director, Jill Hocking. “I would also recommend the Skin Hydrating Masque, a refreshing, moisturizing masque to remedy dry stressed skin. Acid traps moisture to deliver time-released hydration for lasting suppleness.”

Take advantage of our Hydration Package for only $25. Valid until Friday, June 30, 2017.

Minnesota School of Cosmetology Offers Day of Pampering to Those in Recovery

Plymouth, Minn. (Dec. 11, 2016) – The Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) is offering those in recovery complimentary services at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12 and 19, at our Plymouth location.

About 14 residents from the Adult and Teen Challenge programs are scheduled to receive services from our students each day.

“Not only is this a good way to give back to the community, it’s also a great opportunity for our students to give their talents and make a positive different in the life of someone else,” said Jill Hocking, MSC campus director.

MSC has recently hosted four groups of women from the program with wonderful results.

 What: Complimentary Services being offered

When: 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 and 19.

Where: Plymouth campus: Plymouth Plaza, 1425 County Road 101 North Plymouth, MN 55447

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Hair

1. Hair is made up mostly of keratin, the same protein animals’ horns, hooves, claws, feathers, and beaks Model with long hair. Waves Curls Hairstyle. Hair Salon. Updo. Fare made of.

2. When wet, a healthy strand of hair can stretch an additional 30% of its original length.

3. Hair grows slightly faster in warm weather, because heat stimulates circulation and encourages hair growth.

4. All hair is dead, with the exception of the hair that’s still inside the epidermis of your scalp.

5. Hair contains information about everything that has ever been in your bloodstream, including drugs, and is one of the most commonly used types of forensic evidence.

6. The only thing about you that can’t be identified by your hair is your gender—men’s hair and women’s hair are identical in structure.

7. Black is the most common hair color. Red is the rarest and only exists in about 1 percent of the world’s population, with blonde hair found in 2 percent.

8. As soon as a hair is plucked from its follicle, a new one begins to grow.

9. Hair is 50 percent carbon, 21 percent oxygen, 17 percent nitrogen, 6 percent hydrogen, and 5 percent sulphur.

10. Hair can grow anywhere on the human body with the exception of the palms of hands, soles of feet, eyelids, lips, and mucous membranes.

11. Goosebumps from cold or fear are the result of hair follicles contracting, causing the hair and surrounding skin to bunch up.

12. The average number of hair strands varies by natural color, with blondes having the most and redheads having the fewest.

13. The scientific term for split ends is “trichoptilosis.”

14. Aside from bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body.

15. Balding only begins to become visible once you’ve lost over 50 percent of the hairs from your scalp.

16. At any given time, 90 percent of the hairs in your scalp are growing, while the other 10 percent are resting.

17. A single hair has a lifespan of about five years.

18. Hair acts as a layer of thermally insulating protection for our heads, which lack the insulation that fat provides for the rest of our bodies.

19. Eighty percent of Americans wash their hair twice a day.

20. Each strand of hair can support up to 100 grams in weight. Multiply that by the average 100,000 to 150,000 strands on each head, and your entire head of hair could support the weight equivalent to two elephants.
Read more: http://stylecaster.com/beauty/weird-hair-facts/#ixzz4O1VlCkvB

5 Tips for Doing Your Friends’ Wedding Hair and Makeup

As a cosmetology student, you’ve likely been approached by multiple bridesmaids and brides-to-be. It’s an honor to be asked to do your friends’ wedding up-do and makeup, but it’s also a lot of pressure. Implement these essential tips to ensure that your loved ones look gorgeous while walking down the
aisle.

  1.  Sometimes, simple is betterBeautiful bride doing her hair and makeup. Hairstylist spraying

The more you browse Pinterest, the more you’ll be convinced that you can handle complex hairstyles and bridal makeup. Unfortunately, many of the styles featured on Pinterest are challenging for even the most experienced professionals. Stick to simple, sweet styles that you can have looking flawless in less than an hour.

  1.  Tools of the trade

The tools you use are just as important as your technique. Ideally, brides and bridesmaids will use the same basic hair and makeup products that they rely on for everyday beauty. If your friends insist on trying something new, be sure to practice a few times to ensure that unfamiliar products don’t cause breakouts or frizzy hair.

  1.  Hairpins and primer are your friend

Hair and makeup may look perfect when first completed, but after a long day of posing for pictures and a long night of dancing, makeup may run and hair may fall out. Use plenty of hairpins to ensure that updos remain firmly in place – and a good primer to keep makeup looking fresh for hours.

  1.  Practice makes perfect

The need for a practice run cannot be overstated. Professional stylists and makeup artists practice the same handful of styles constantly, and even prefer to practice on brides and bridesmaids prior to the big day. Practice is even more essential for aspiring cosmetologists doing makeup for a wedding. Ideally, bridal makeup and hairstyles should be selected at least a few months before the wedding and then rehearsed multiple times. Practice at least once within a week of the wedding to account for any recent hairstyle changes or climate issues (especially humidity).

  1.  Prepare a backup plan

You could practice a beautiful hairstyle a dozen times and still have everything fall apart on the big day. Develop an easy, stress-free plan B that can be adopted if everything goes wrong. Backup makeup should be similar to the bride’s everyday look, but just a bit darker. Great backup hairstyles include simple curls with a tiara, a French twist, or an elegant side-swept bun. As with the official look, you should practice the backup style at least once prior to the wedding.

Give your friends the gift of wedding beauty and prove that you’ve been working hard at cosmetology school. You’ll come away with a very grateful group of friends and several beautiful pictures to include in your portfolio.

Source

http://bridalguide.com/blogs/fashion-beauty/diy-wedding-hair-tips

http://offbeatbride.com/diy-makeup-tips/

Written by Josie Black.

Top Beauty Trends to Look for in 2016

Understated hair, makeup, and nails have dominated the beauty scene as of late, but that is about to change. In 2016, all things bold and sassy will be celebrated. From bright hair colors to three-dimensional nail design, 2016 is the year of the risk taker. Make a statement and give one of these exciting beauty trends a try:

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Pantone’s 2016 colors of the year are not for the faint of heart. Instead of offering just one bright hue, the ultimate color authority has opted for a unique combination of soft blue and pink tones. The effect is simultaneously bold and tranquil. Although these colors can be gorgeous when appropriately combined, they can also be tricky to maintain, which is why many women plan to use ombre highlights instead of pursuing a full head of pastel hair.

Blunt hair

If you’re looking to switch up your hair but aren’t eager to ditch your blonde or brunette style in favor of pastel power, consider chopping off a few inches and replacing that feathery look with a blunt bob. Ornate headbands are also popular, so feel free to amp up the choppy look with embellished accessories.

Bold blue eyeshadow

Forget Mimi from the Drew Carey Show; 2016’s take on blue eyeshadow is anything but dowdy. Electrifying shades of blue and turquoise are in, although more subtle pastel shades have also been spotted on the runway. If full-on eyeshadow is not your thing, stick with a simple swipe of blue eyeliner.

Off-the-nail embellishments

Nail style is no longer limited to the nail bed alone. In 2016, colorful designs will extend from the nail all the way to the first knuckle. Three-dimensional nail art is not practical for everyday use, but it will be featured more and more at award shows and on the runway.

It’s time to get out of your comfort zone and experiment. However, the trends highlighted above are best used in moderation. Give one or two of them a try, but keep the rest of your beauty palette understated. The result will be an eye-catching, yet classy look that is bound to impress.

Top 10 Beauty Gurus on YouTube

I am not a beauty expert, but as the front desk manager at our MSC-Woodbury campus, I have a passion for this industry and am excited to share my suggestions for Top 10 beauty videos on YouTube.

I have be honest. I used to color my own hair and never did my makeup. Then I started working for MSC and it really drew my attention to how I presented myself. I still don’t wear a lot of makeup, but I’ve made it my goal for this next year to learn how to do my own makeup by watching YouTube videos.

I wanted to see what these vlogs were all about. Could these ridiculously popular vloggers really teach me about beauty in the way that enhanced the education that I’ve gotten by watching and learning from our students? You’d be surprised! Most of these vloggers have little to no previous makeup, hair, or beauty experience, but they’re ruling the internet with these videos! Why? Because they are regular people, just like you and me, and they have a passion for this industry.

I set out by searching “beauty blogs” and proceeded to watch dozens and dozens of videos by countless numbers of people. Did you know there are even videos about who to watch? There are, and I watched those too. Then I realized that it’s really up to each individual person and how they relate to who they are watching. Some were crazy annoying. Some covered way more than just beauty tips. There are specific vlogs for whatever you are looking to do. There’s an amazing amount of videos to go through.  It was almost overwhelming.

After all that research, I was able to narrow down a list of my ten favorite beauty and lifestyle gurus on YouTube. Check them out and then make your own decision on who you connect with and follow:

Zoella

  • Has 220 videos on literally everything related to makeup, hair, relationships, product reviews, collaboration videos, fashion, beauty & homeware hauls, and life in general
  • You can follow her on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, as well as her own
  • She’s funny. She’s real. She’s real funny. There’s a reason she’s at the top. If you follow one person from this list – follow Zoe.
  • One to watch: Boyfriend Does My Makeup
  • https://www.youtube.com/user/zoella280390

 

 

 

Carli Bybel aka “The Beauty Bybel”

  • Has over 3.3 million subscriber
  • Has over 370 videos on everything from makeup, hair, and fashion
  • She has a couple of blogs, a couple of Instagram accounts, Facebook, her own website, Google+, and Twitter so you can truly keep up to date with everything she is doing
  • One to watch: Makeup Mistakes to Avoid
  • https://www.youtube.com/user/CarliBel55

 

 

 

Michelle Phan

    • Has over 8 million subscribers
    • as over 370 videos mostly about makeup but has some very funny and interesting videos about Pet DIYs, room ideas for Unicorns (yes she really did), to real advice, and hair
  • Has over 8 million subscribers
  • She also has a blog, Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so you can keep up to date on all of her advice
  • One to watch: The Smolder
  • https://www.youtube.com/user/MichellePhan

 

 

Whit aka “Naptural85”

Whit

  • Has over 650,000 subscribers
  • Has over 200 videos on everything for natural hair, makeup, storage ideas, hairstyles, product reviews, hair accessories, etc.
  • You can also follow her on Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Facebook
  • One to watch: The Perfect Curl Bun

https://www.youtube.com/user/Naptural85

 

 

Bethany Mota

        Probably the most actually well-known YouTube beauty guru in the United States
      • Has over 9.4 million subscribers
      • Has over 420 videos on everything about hair, makeup, fashion, DIY & lifestyle informational videos
      • You can also find her on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as well as another YouTube channel geared just towards her life (it’s gotten that big!)
      • One to watch: New Years Eve Makeup
      • https://www.youtube.com/user/Macbarbie07

 

Lauren Curtis

 

 

 

 

Andrea Brooks aka “AndreasChoice”
Whit

  • Has 3.4 million subscribers
  • Andrea’s on Tumblr, Instagram, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter so you can follow her pretty much everywhere
  • Has 186 videos on easy DIY, beauty, fashion, and makeup – super cool Halloween makeup and celebrity looks
  • One to watch: Lion Hair & Makeup
  • https://www.youtube.com/user/AndreasChoice

 

 Kandee Johnson
Whit

  • Has over 3.2 million followers
  • Over 530 videos on everything on how to do makeup, hairstyles, as well as lifestyle videos on cooking and fun.
  • She does a lot of “celebrity looks”
  • Follow her on Google+, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter – she has some really amazing transformations that she does
  • One to watch: Kylie Jenner Transformation
  • https://www.youtube.com/user/kandeejohnson

 

 

Tanya Burr
Whit

 

  • Over 430 videos of everything from Hauls, to makeup tutorials, to how to bake!
  • She’s on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook
  • One to watch: Eye Makeup for Glasses Wearers
  • https://www.youtube.com/user/pixi2woo

 

 

Ingrid Nilsen

Whit

    Has over 3.8 million subscribers

 

I hope that you enjoy looking through these videos as much as I did and stay tuned to a future blog when I describe my experience in trying to follow a makeup tutorial given by one of these gals!

Until next time…

Cori

MSC Student Gives Michele Bachmann a New Style and New Look!

Michele Bachmann new hair cutWritten by Jill Hocking, Campus Director

Michele Bachmann, former politician and member of the U.S. House of Representatives, visited Minnesota School of Cosmetology this week and left with a whole new look and a very big smile!

Ms. Bachmann, who represented Minnesota’s 6th congressional district from 2007-2015, has been visiting Minnesota School of Cosmetology in Woodbury for five years.  She is one of our regular clients who continues to give back to higher education and student learning.

At Minnesota School of Cosmetology our students study the art of hair, skin and nails for 10-12 months to gain the requirements necessary to become a licensed cosmetologist.  One of the requirements is to perform salon services on clients. In order to advance in their technical skills and become savvy cosmetologists, they need to have people in the community who are willing to come to the school for hair colors, perms, relaxers, haircuts, manicures, pedicures, makeup applications and facials.

Ms. Bachmann has been providing that one-on-one ability for our students to hone their skills by supporting them with regular visits.  This week, Ms. Bachmann took a big leap.  She came in for her typical 1-2 inch trim but changed her mind and decided to spice things up a bit.  Instead she took off nearly 12 inches! Ms. Bachmann shared with her stylist/MSC student, Kim Castro that she has had long hair for 19 years and she was ready for a change.

Castro also shared, “Ms. Bachmann was very pleasant, she was interacting with me the whole time and we had a very enjoyable conversations.  She shared with me that she’s been coming here for five years and the reason she continues to keep returning is because she likes it here and enjoys meeting all the different students”.

To learn more about our program or the services we provide to the public, visit msccollege.edu.

 

Minnesota School of Cosmetology Spring Fashion Show

Breanna and Bailey

Minnesota School of Cosmetology hosted their first annual Spring Fashion Show recently.  The theme this year was Classic Hollywood Decades.

We set this year’s fashion show up as a reverse career fair.  Allowing for our students to create inspiration boards with their before and after photos.  We encouraged our students to have copies of their resumes available to hand out to the salons and industry professionals that would be attending the show.

After the show we give the Salons and Industry Professionals the opportunity to meet our students and talk with them about how they completed their looks and their career aspirations.

Our students were able to choose if they would like to participate individually or in a group.  As well as choosing the decade they would like to portray through their looks.  We encouraged students to have a few different looks for each decade, but to keep in mind time to get the looks together on the day of the show is limited. The students had been preparing for the show for weeks in advance and all their time and hard work really showed through their looks.

Thank you to all the family and friends who were able to come out to the shows and for the continued support you give our students daily. They wouldn’t be where they are at today without you!

We would like to give a special thanks to all the Salons and Industry Professionals that attended our Spring Fashion Show!   Thank you for supporting our students!

80's

European Wax Center

Fantastic Sam’s

Ficocello’s

Great Clips

Hair Expressions

JUUT

Marc Daniel Salon

Pro Cuts

Regis Salons

Spalon Montage

SOJO

Check out all the glamourous Hollywood looks on our facebook page!

Cancer Survivor Day

Minnesota School of Cosmetology will be hosting a Cancer Survivor Day June 2, 2015

Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ (CSBSD™) is a nationwide event that takes place every year on the first Tuesday in June. It is a day when those in the beauty and related industries in all fifty states offer complimentary services to all men, women and children that are cancer survivors, regardless of their type of cancer or when they were diagnosed. All cancer survivors are invited to participate and, for many, CSBSD™ is the only time during the year that they receive a little personal kindness, warm support and tender pampering.

MSC Plymouth and Woodbury will be offering complimentary facials and manicures  CSD

Please call ahead to make an appointment.  Walk- ins are welcome based on availability.

MSC Plymouth

1425 County Road 101 N

Plymouth, MN 55447

763-404-4800

 

MSC Woodbury

1750 Weir Drive

Woodbury, MN 55125

651-287-2180

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