Story: Personal grooming

Big hair, 1911

Big hair, 1911

New Zealanders’ hairstyles followed those of Britain and the United States. Miss Lindsay, photographed in 1911, is wearing a version of the ‘Gibson-Girl’ style then fashionable in the United States.

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How to cite this page:

Bronwyn Dalley, 'Personal grooming - Women’s hair', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/38735/big-hair-1911 (accessed 5 July 2020)

Story by Bronwyn Dalley, published 5 Sep 2013