Fourteenth century women wanted to be beautiful as well as fashionable. Few cosmetics were available and women were shunned upon using them because it was considered vain and sinful. Fourteen century hair and beauty was regarded as a gift from God. Women conformed to this idealised standard of beauty, by stripping away their individuality rather than add to it.
Eyebrows were tweezed next to nothing for a look of delicateness and vulnerability.
The desire for a high forehead prompted ruthless plucking to bring the hairline up as far as the top of the head and the sides of the face were plucked clean to create an elongated oval look.
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Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair. A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!
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