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Magdalene
September 25th, 2011, 11:23 PM
I"m having a hard time finding photos or drawings online of ACTUAL Grecian hairstyles- all I'm finding are red-carpet dos or stills from the movie Troy. Not helpful.

I'm trying to come up with a hairstyle for the play I'm in. It is one of the Greek tragedies with a strong dance element. I step out from the chorus at one point and become Helen of Troy - no costume change and I don't get to leave stage. So I need something that will be secure during the movement section but still be "pretty" for Helen.

I'm considering a hairstyle that might mutate- front styled one way, back in a simple bun or something I could quickly let loose- but since the movement is so frenetic I can only use a claw clip or a ponytail holder, a stick will not be secure and could injure somebody. But I'm not married to this idea.

Whatever style needs frame my face but not add too much height. I used rope braids for the last show I did with them so I'd like to do another style.

Panth
September 26th, 2011, 08:11 AM
If you google 'ancient greek vase' you get lots and lots of pottery with detailed drawings of people on them - you could, perhaps, redact a hairstyle from there.

Also, I seem to recall that women in classical greece veiled when outdoors - so, perhaps your dramatic change from chorus line to lead could be accompanied by throwing off a veil, revealing your hair?

ktani
September 26th, 2011, 09:01 AM
I"m having a hard time finding photos or drawings online of ACTUAL Grecian hairstyles- all I'm finding are red-carpet dos or stills from the movie Troy. Not helpful.

I'm trying to come up with a hairstyle for the play I'm in. It is one of the Greek tragedies with a strong dance element. I step out from the chorus at one point and become Helen of Troy - no costume change and I don't get to leave stage. So I need something that will be secure during the movement section but still be "pretty" for Helen.

I'm considering a hairstyle that might mutate- front styled one way, back in a simple bun or something I could quickly let loose- but since the movement is so frenetic I can only use a claw clip or a ponytail holder, a stick will not be secure and could injure somebody. But I'm not married to this idea.

Whatever style needs frame my face but not add too much height. I used rope braids for the last show I did with them so I'd like to do another style.

Here you go http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.beauty-and-the-bath.com/image-files/ancient-greek-womens-hairstyles-3.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.beauty-and-the-bath.com/ancient-greek-hairstyles.html&usg=__lGg-WTeQyDM6HU4HmhxNfh5wzsI=&h=222&w=200&sz=23&hl=en&start=5&zoom=1&tbnid=71CvmXIJr1-cnM:&tbnh=107&tbnw=96&ei=qoKATsiLKMH00gGj4MjhDw&prev=/images%3Fq%3DANCIENT%2BGRECIAN%2BHAIRSTYLES%26hl%3 Den%26sa%3DX%26tbm%3Disch&itbs=1

and

http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://cdn.humanrecord.com/images-large-thumbnails/human-record-stock-photo-29724.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.humanrecord.com/image-details%3Fid%3D29724&usg=__pE4V2qjoUQPeqW6AVyAagBbGxpQ=&h=251&w=380&sz=44&hl=en&start=137&zoom=1&tbnid=kYsT1ViOBPrfKM:&tbnh=81&tbnw=123&ei=V4WATvGYPOHH0AGwoq33Dw&prev=/images%3Fq%3DANCIENT%2BGRECIAN%2BHAIRSTYLES%26star t%3D126%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26tbm%3Disch&itbs=1

ETA: and http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.hairselect.com/gallery/ancient_greek01.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.hairselect.com/greek.htm&usg=__7jIiNRCUvd_TLc5AN8lZRbr8Q_w=&h=240&w=189&sz=6&hl=en&start=12&zoom=1&tbnid=8nSE73LZyzTOdM:&tbnh=110&tbnw=87&ei=G4aATvb_Lqrx0gHmuOHyDw&prev=/images%3Fq%3DANCIENT%2BGRECIAN%2BHAIRSTYLES%2Bstat ues%26hl%3Den%26tbm%3Disch&itbs=1

coneyisland
September 26th, 2011, 09:16 AM
Scroll through these for some ideas.

http://www.songsmyth.com/hairstyles.html


http://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/2009/11/07/regency-hairstyles-and-their-accessories/

Night_Kitten
September 26th, 2011, 01:13 PM
There is a you-tube channel of a woman that is recreating ancient hair styles and up-does, perhaps one of those styles can work for you... Here's the link to her channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/jntvstp#p/u

And also there's this site, it's not exactly an up-do guide, more of an information article about hair care and hair styles in ancient times, but perhaps it can help you with ideas: http://thehistoryofthehairsworld.com/old_age_2.html

Hope you find a style that is both secure enough and looks sutible for the play :)

ktani
September 26th, 2011, 07:40 PM
In many cultures throughout history, hair pieces and wigs were used to make a hairstyle more elaborate or make up for lack of hair thickness, http://www.roman-colosseum.info/roman-clothing/roman-hairstyles.htm.

So if there is a style you wish to recreate, clip in extensions can help offset the work that may be involved in styling your own hair for the play.

ETA: I was not sure where the title of "hairdressesing archaeologist" came from. I am still not sure about that. Janet Stephens is a "hair designer".
http://www.studio921spa.com/profiles/JanetStephens.asp?LID

Magdalene
September 27th, 2011, 11:32 PM
I wish the drawings were easier to tell whether the styles are waved hair, braids or whatnot! Intrigued by sewing the hair, though. Think I'll start a new thread...