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"Curls: A Timeless Tale of Style and Elegance" Step back in time to 1928, when the revolutionary Permanent Hair-Waving machine took the world by storm

Background imageCurls Collection: Permanent Hair-Waving machine, 1928

Permanent Hair-Waving machine, 1928
Curls are attached by the flex to the chandelier-like electrical machine. This device was exhibited at the Hairdressers Annual Exhibion at the White City, 1928

Background imageCurls Collection: Man prepares his hair ready for his wedding day - Djibouti

Man prepares his hair ready for his wedding day - Djibouti, East Africa. Date: 1908

Background imageCurls Collection: Miss Elizabeth Hoare (later Mrs J. Rawson Walker)

Miss Elizabeth Hoare (later Mrs J. Rawson Walker)
Artist: Barber, Thomas (attributed to) - Title: Miss Elizabeth Hoare (later Mrs J. Rawson Walker) - Date: 1826 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 74.9 x 62.2

Background imageCurls Collection: Claire Clairmont (1798-1879)

Claire Clairmont (1798-1879)
Artist: Curran, Amelia - Title: Claire Clairmont (1798-1879) - Date: 1819 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 47 x 35

Background imageCurls Collection: David Wright woman holding black negligee

David Wright woman holding black negligee
Elegant naked woman sitting on a red and gold couch, holding a flimsy black negligee or underskirt. David Wright (1912 - 1967), was a popular British artist specialising in glamour

Background imageCurls Collection: Lucy Walter / (Mrs Barlow)

Lucy Walter / (Mrs Barlow)
LUCY WALTER The mistress of Charles II and mother (by him) of James, Duke of Monmouth

Background imageCurls Collection: Young woman in underwear and stockings posing indoors, (B&W)

Young woman in underwear and stockings posing indoors, (B&W)

Background imageCurls Collection: Phoenician art. Cyprus. Bust of a bearded man. 6th century B

Phoenician art. Cyprus. Bust of a bearded man. 6th century BC. Archaic Period. Limestone. It comes from Golgoi (Cyprus). Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York. United States

Background imageCurls Collection: The Doves

The Doves
Artist: Etty, William - Title: The Doves - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Wood 28.6 x 20.3

Background imageCurls Collection: Louisa Wildman (1800-1879)

Louisa Wildman (1800-1879)
Artist: Lonsdale, James - Title: Louisa Wildman (1800-1879) - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 127 x 102

Background imageCurls Collection: Advertisement for the Kestos Backless Brassiere 1935

Advertisement for the Kestos Backless Brassiere 1935
Advertisement for the Kestos Backless Brassiere

Background imageCurls Collection: Usherette of 17 chosen Finchleys Beauty Queen. After entering for a beauty contest

Usherette of 17 chosen Finchleys Beauty Queen. After entering for a beauty contest without telling her father, Miss Joan Edwards of Hendon, a 17 year old cinema usherette

Background imageCurls Collection: Jenny Agutter OBE, actor, pictured in the Stratford Upon Avon area in March 1982

Jenny Agutter OBE, actor, pictured in the Stratford Upon Avon area in March 1982. Ms Agutter was starring as Alice in Arden of Faversham at the Royal Shakespeare Company at this moment in her career

Background imageCurls Collection: Dummy Board of a Boy in Costume of the William and Mary Period

Dummy Board of a Boy in Costume of the William and Mary Period
Wooden painted screen dating from around 1689-1702. Dummy boards were usually placed in empty spaces, such as a staircase or empty fireplace, in large houses

Background imageCurls Collection: Triangle

Triangle
Jerome Scullino

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman wearing a model ship in her hair inspired by the Belle Poule

Woman wearing a model ship in her hair inspired by the Belle Poule, a naval frigate that distinguished itself in combat
FLO4606534 Woman wearing a model ship in her hair inspired by the Belle Poule, a naval frigate that distinguished itself in combat in 1778. Hairstyle has the Belle Chicken

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in the Bastienne bonnet, inspired by Mozart's comic opera Bastien und Bastienne 1768

Woman in the Bastienne bonnet, inspired by Mozart's comic opera Bastien und Bastienne 1768
FLO4606499 Woman in the Bastienne bonnet, inspired by Mozart's comic opera Bastien und Bastienne 1768. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere from Octave Uzane's Stylish Hairstyle or

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in a Voltaire bonnet on a high hairstyle with curls and tail. Voltaire hat

Woman in a Voltaire bonnet on a high hairstyle with curls and tail. Voltaire hat
FLO4606484 Woman in a Voltaire bonnet on a high hairstyle with curls and tail. Voltaire hat. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere from Octave Uzane's Stylish Hairstyle or Eccentric Finery

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in the Suzanne bonnet with lace, ribbons and plumes. Suzanne hat

Woman in the Suzanne bonnet with lace, ribbons and plumes. Suzanne hat, inspired by Miss Contat in the role of Suzanne
FLO4606442 Woman in the Suzanne bonnet with lace, ribbons and plumes. Suzanne hat, inspired by Miss Contat in the role of Suzanne in the Marriage of Figaro

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman with her hair combed up and in ringlets, surmounted by a tiny bonnet

Woman with her hair combed up and in ringlets, surmounted by a tiny bonnet
FLO4606421 Woman with her hair combed up and in ringlets, surmounted by a tiny bonnet. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere from Octave Uzane's Stylish Hairstyle or Eccentric Finery from

Background imageCurls Collection: Coiffure a la Raucour named for the famous actress Francoise Marie Antoinette Saucerotte

Coiffure a la Raucour named for the famous actress Francoise Marie Antoinette Saucerotte, called Miss Raucourt
FLO4606384 Coiffure a la Raucour named for the famous actress Francoise Marie Antoinette Saucerotte, called Miss Raucourt

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in a new style of pouf called the Stradre. Pouf with a new taste told the Stradre

Woman in a new style of pouf called the Stradre. Pouf with a new taste told the Stradre
FLO4606586 Woman in a new style of pouf called the Stradre. Pouf with a new taste told the Stradre. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by an unknown artist from an Album of Fashionable Hairstyles of

Background imageCurls Collection: Hedgehog hairstyle tied with a ribbon decorated with a garland of flowers

Hedgehog hairstyle tied with a ribbon decorated with a garland of flowers and three large curls entitled Spring
FLO4606573 Hedgehog hairstyle tied with a ribbon decorated with a garland of flowers and three large curls entitled Spring

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in a night cape and large Voluptuese hat. Night hair, has the Voluptuous

Woman in a night cape and large Voluptuese hat. Night hair, has the Voluptuous
FLO4606510 Woman in a night cape and large Voluptuese hat. Night hair, has the Voluptuous. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere from Octave Uzane's Stylish Hairstyle or Eccentric Finery

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in a bath's bonnet with frills and ribbons. Beanie has the Bather

Woman in a bath's bonnet with frills and ribbons. Beanie has the Bather
FLO4606478 Woman in a bath's bonnet with frills and ribbons. Beanie has the Bather. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere from Octave Uzane's Stylish Hairstyle or Eccentric Finery from

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in huge upcombed hairstyle with curls at the nape, surmounted with a bonnet and fichu

Woman in huge upcombed hairstyle with curls at the nape, surmounted with a bonnet and fichu. Hairstyle at the Quinot
FLO4606409 Woman in huge upcombed hairstyle with curls at the nape, surmounted with a bonnet and fichu. Hairstyle at the Quinot

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in elaborate upswept hairstyle with curls, feathers and ribbons called Desire to Please

Woman in elaborate upswept hairstyle with curls, feathers and ribbons called Desire to Please
FLO4606366 Woman in elaborate upswept hairstyle with curls, feathers and ribbons called Desire to Please. Hairstyle with curls, feathers and ribbons

Background imageCurls Collection: Lord Byron, bust by Lorenzo Bartolini (1777-1850) (plaster)

Lord Byron, bust by Lorenzo Bartolini (1777-1850) (plaster)
AII80378 Lord Byron, bust by Lorenzo Bartolini (1777-1850) (plaster); Galleria dell'Accademia & Museo degli Strumenti Musicali, Florence, Tuscany, Italy; out of copyright

Background imageCurls Collection: Hairstyle with ringlets and curls surmounted by a Luxembourg pouf. Coeffure in Rolling

Hairstyle with ringlets and curls surmounted by a Luxembourg pouf. Coeffure in Rolling
FLO4606618 Hairstyle with ringlets and curls surmounted by a Luxembourg pouf. Coeffure in Rolling and Floating Loops topped by a Pouf in Luxembourg

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in a polka-dotted hat decorated with ribbons. Hairstyle with falling curls or ringlets

Woman in a polka-dotted hat decorated with ribbons. Hairstyle with falling curls or ringlets
FLO4606624 Woman in a polka-dotted hat decorated with ribbons. Hairstyle with falling curls or ringlets. Flycheque hat trimmed with Ribbons, Negligated buckles

Background imageCurls Collection: Portrait of Queen Marie Antoinette, 1815 (lithograph)

Portrait of Queen Marie Antoinette, 1815 (lithograph)
5893617 Portrait of Queen Marie Antoinette, 1815 (lithograph); (add.info.: Portrait of Queen Marie Antoinette. Stipple engraving by Noel after an illustration by Sebastien Le Roy from Marie)

Background imageCurls Collection: Sketch portrait of Queen Marie Antoinette, 1780, 1885 (lithograph)

Sketch portrait of Queen Marie Antoinette, 1780, 1885 (lithograph)
5893624 Sketch portrait of Queen Marie Antoinette, 1780, 1885 (lithograph); (add.info.: Sketch portrait of Queen Marie Antoinette, 1780)

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in bonnet with bells and ribbons, Bonnet aux Bells. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere

Woman in bonnet with bells and ribbons, Bonnet aux Bells. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere from Octave
FLO4606473 Woman in bonnet with bells and ribbons, Bonnet aux Bells. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere from Octave Uzane's Stylish Hairstyle or Eccentric Finery from the era of King Louis

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in the Gabrielle Vergy bonnet, tied with ribbons and garlands of flowers

Woman in the Gabrielle Vergy bonnet, tied with ribbons and garlands of flowers
FLO4606437 Woman in the Gabrielle Vergy bonnet, tied with ribbons and garlands of flowers. Hat a la Gabrielle Vergy, inspired by Dormont De Belloyd's tragedy of 1777

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in the Crown or Crown hairdo, a backcombed hairstyle surmounted by a pouf hat with pleats

Woman in the Crown or Crown hairdo, a backcombed hairstyle surmounted by a pouf hat with pleats, pearls and tassels
FLO4606670 Woman in the Crown or Crown hairdo, a backcombed hairstyle surmounted by a pouf hat with pleats, pearls and tassels

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in a Milkmaid bonnet over hairstyle with curls, Hat a la Dairy

Woman in a Milkmaid bonnet over hairstyle with curls, Hat a la Dairy. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere
FLO4606430 Woman in a Milkmaid bonnet over hairstyle with curls, Hat a la Dairy. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere from Octave Uzane's Stylish Hairstyle or Eccentric Finery from the era of

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in tall hairstyle with curls topped by a bonnet called the Queen's Rising

Woman in tall hairstyle with curls topped by a bonnet called the Queen's Rising. Hairstyle at Queen's Sunrise
FLO4606392 Woman in tall hairstyle with curls topped by a bonnet called the Queen's Rising. Hairstyle at Queen's Sunrise

Background imageCurls Collection: Rear view of woman in chignon plaited in three parts with a fichu bonnet

Rear view of woman in chignon plaited in three parts with a fichu bonnet. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere
FLO4606284 Rear view of woman in chignon plaited in three parts with a fichu bonnet. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere from Octave Uzane's Stylish Hairstyle or Eccentric Finery from the era

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in hairstyle with large curls and a straw hat decorated with flowers

Woman in hairstyle with large curls and a straw hat decorated with flowers
FLO4606667 Woman in hairstyle with large curls and a straw hat decorated with flowers. Coeffure has large Curls with a Hat adorned with flowers

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in hairstyle with large curls under a straw hat. Coeffure has big earrings with a straw hat

Woman in hairstyle with large curls under a straw hat. Coeffure has big earrings with a straw hat
FLO4606651 Woman in hairstyle with large curls under a straw hat. Coeffure has big earrings with a straw hat. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by an unknown artist from an Album of Fashionable

Background imageCurls Collection: Shoot for Kamella - children's clothes brand

Shoot for Kamella - children's clothes brand
Client: Stonehouse Advertising - shoot for Kamella children's clothes brand - short girl's woollen coat with six buttons Date: circa 1967

Background imageCurls Collection: A heart made of fire

A heart made of fire
Ruslan Bolgov

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in giant bonnet with feathers, era of Marie Antoinette

Woman in giant bonnet with feathers, era of Marie Antoinette
5893555 Woman in giant bonnet with feathers, era of Marie Antoinette.; (add.info.: Woman in giant bonnet with feathers, era of Marie Antoinette)

Background imageCurls Collection: Costume of Vire

Costume of Vire
5855749 Costume of Vire; (add.info.: Costume of Vire. The bonnet is a bavolet with short tails, the hair is separated at the front and rolled in curls over the temples, with a short chignon)

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in hairstyle with ringlets, plumes and miniature hat called Feelings Returned

Woman in hairstyle with ringlets, plumes and miniature hat called Feelings Returned. Hairstyle with feelings replies
FLO4606502 Woman in hairstyle with ringlets, plumes and miniature hat called Feelings Returned. Hairstyle with feelings replies

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in the Kiss bonnet, Beanie at Becquot, with tails hanging behind

Woman in the Kiss bonnet, Beanie at Becquot, with tails hanging behind. Becquot was a slang term for a kiss among
FLO4606489 Woman in the Kiss bonnet, Beanie at Becquot, with tails hanging behind. Becquot was a slang term for a kiss among the gallants



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"Curls: A Timeless Tale of Style and Elegance" Step back in time to 1928, when the revolutionary Permanent Hair-Waving machine took the world by storm. With its innovative technology, men and women alike could achieve stunning curls that lasted for days. In Djibouti, a man meticulously prepares his hair for his wedding day, ensuring every curl is perfect. As he looks in the mirror, anticipation fills the air - a symbol of love and commitment reflected in his carefully styled locks. Miss Elizabeth Hoare, later known as Mrs J. Rawson Walker, captivates with her radiant smile and beautifully curled hair. Her elegance shines through as she poses gracefully for David Wright's artwork while holding a black negligee - a timeless image of femininity. The enigmatic Claire Clairmont captures our attention with her captivating curls from centuries past. A woman ahead of her time (1798-1879), she defied societal norms and left an indelible mark on history. Lucy Walter or Mrs Barlow exudes confidence with her cascading curls framing her face. This portrait transports us to another era where beauty was celebrated in all its forms. Lady Marguerite Strickland takes us back to 1935 with her glamorous hairstyle that perfectly complements her exquisite attire. Her they can an embodiment of sophistication and grace. The Doves enchant us with their ethereal beauty adorned by delicate ringlets that seem to dance around their faces like feathers floating on air. Their intricate hairstyles reflect artistry beyond compare. Louisa Wildman (1800-1879) showcases how they are transcend time; they remain a symbol of femininity throughout generations – an enduring testament to beauty's power. Cyprus reveals Phoenician art from the 6th century B. C. , featuring a bust of a bearded man whose curly locks speak volumes about ancient grooming practices and cultural significance attached to curls.