Monday, July 14, 2008


Historical Christian Hairstyles

The paintings in the catacombs permit the belief that the early Christians simply followed the fashion of their time. The short hair of the men and the waved tresses of the women were, towards the end of the second century, curled, frizzed with irons, and arranged in tiers, while for women the hair twined about the head forming a high diadem over the brow. Particular locks were reserved to fall over the forehead and upon the temples. Christian iconography still proceeds in accordance with types created in the beginning of Christianity. Images of Christ retain the long hair parted in the middle and flowing to the shoulders. Those of the Blessed Virgin still wear the veil which conceals a portion of the brow and confines the neck. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Historical Christian Hairstyles". This entry is a fragment of a larger work. Link may die if entry is finally removed or merged.

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