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Women's Hairstyles

During the 1890s, women still maintained the "careless" locks hairstyles that began in the 1870s.

Soft, short bangs were again popular in the 1890s, with a very small topknot and loose, short hair around the temples and cheeks. Hair was sometimes worn in a bun at the nape of the neck. The woman in the image on the left wears her bangs quite short. The woman in the image on the right has a small topknot, and her hair is carelessly falling around her forehead and temples.

1890s Short Bangs and Small Topknot 1890s Short Bangs and Small Topknot

1890s Short Bangs and Small Topknot: Image courtesy of Joan L. Severa, Dressed for the Photographer: Ordinary Americans and Fashion, 1840-1900, 1995

By 1896, bangs were out of fashion, and women began growing them out and flattening them down into a central part with waves around the temples.

Late 1890s Parted Bangs Late 1890s Parted Bangs

Late 1890s Parted Bangs: Image courtesy of Joan L. Severa

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