History of Hair and Beauty resource: Tudor

This sequence of images reveals the beauty secrets of a wealthy Tudor woman. It follows the stages of making up her face and doing her hair to look fashionable. The cosmetics used here are modern, but the original make-up is described in the captions.

Click on any of the images below to see more information about each stage

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