Mimi MatthewsMimi Matthews

19th Century Beauty

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The Girl with the 19th Century Curl: Hot Tongs, Setting Lotions, and False Hair

During much of the 1860s and 1870s, hair arranged in artfully placed curls and ringlets was all the rage. But those curls weren’t always easy to achieve....

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Strawberry Water, Lemon Cream, & Grape Lotion: A Victorian Sun Care Primer

Victorian ladies had a healthy respect for the damage that too much sun could wreak on their complexions. ...

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Rolled Coiffures of the 1860s, featuring Rats, Cats, and Mice for the Hair

In the 1860s, ladies often wore their hair rolled back at the sides and at the nape of their neck. These rolls were usually created using false hair or “rats....

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Teeth Whitening in the Victorian Era: From Charcoal Paste to Sulfuric Acid

Many Victorian methods for whitening the teeth were less than ideal....

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Gold and Silver Hair Powders for Fashionable Victorian Coiffures

When Empress Eugénie appeared at a Paris theatre in 1853 with her fair hair dusted in glittering silver powder, the fashionable world sat up and took notice....

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From Arsenic to Electricity: A Brief look at Victorian Hair Removal

Hair removal in the Victorian era was often a dangerous process, involving caustic preparations of arsenic, quicklime, and carbolic acid....

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Mimi’s books are also available at Penguin Random House, IndieBound and Powell’s, and at Amazon in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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