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1890s • Hairdresser

Hairdresser

A woman dressed in a kimono and facing a mirror has her hair done by a hairdresser. On the floor are tools for hairdressing, especially combs. Many different kinds of combs were used in Japanese hairdressing.

Because women’s hair styles were becoming quite complicated, professional hairdressers for women started to emerge in the latter half of the Edo Period (1603-1868). By the Meiji Period (1868-1912), they came to the housewife’s house some two to three times a week.

To make the elaborate hairstyles possible, women needed to grow their hair extremely long.

Photographer: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Medium: Albumen Print
Image Number 70820-0004

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Duits, K. (2008, January 2). 1890s • Hairdresser, Old Photos of Japan. Retrieved on 2021, Oct 21 from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/48/hairdresser

Posted by • 2008-01-02
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