The Bridgertons Chronicle: Discover The Hidden Meaning Of The Series' Hairstyles
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If you've binge-watched The Bridgertons as we did, then hairstyles that are as extravagant as they are impressive have inevitably grabbed your attention. But did you know that these hairstyles are full of character clues? Let's take a closer look...
The Bridgertons Chronicle: hairstyles inspired by Hollywood icons!
Marc Pilcher, one of the main hairdressers of the series, who by the way has also worked on other big projects like Mary, Queen of Scotland, Downton Abbey, or Beauty and the Beast (yes yes just that ) gives us some secret hairstyles from the series!
According to the books, The Bridgertons' Chronicle takes place in the early 1800s, however, the hairdresser has taken some liberties in trying to match the tastes of the day. For example, to give a touch of glamor to certain hairstyles Marc Pilcher was inspired by Hollywood icons of other times like Audrey Hepburn for Daphne Bridgerton, Elizabeth Taylor for certain hairstyles of Lady Featherington, and even Beyoncé for one of the queen charlotte wigs!
Along with his team, he worked tirelessly to create stunning looks, besides, did you know that Queen Charlotte alone has 12 wigs? While some wigs only took four to five days to create, others could take up to three weeks to create!
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Discover the secrets behind the hairstyles of the series!
Marina, Featherington's distant cousin, is a free spirit, unaware of the constraints of society and that is why she sports a simple hairstyle that does not distort the natural texture of her hair.
Duke of Hastings, Simon Bassett
Unlike the other actors, Regé-Jean Page chose his hairstyle himself. The actor wanted to keep his hairstyle natural, so he suggested the Duke should have a budding beard, even though it technically didn't fit the period Marc Pilcher was up for. The 3-day beard gives a manly look, without being messy and shows a desire for freedom. All the characters of our favorite Duke!
Unlike most of the women in The Bridgertons, Eloise wants to do more than get married and have children. So it makes sense that Eloise's hair is styled in a simple and modern way. Her rejection of 19th-century female traditions is wonderfully illustrated through her hairstyle as an act of rebellion.
It's hard to miss Queen Charlotte, as she exudes royalty in every scene she finds herself in. Besides her intimidating stature, Queen Charlotte draws attention with her alluring wigs. You can see that she doesn't fit the simple styles of the Regency era, instead, she flaunts her wealth and power through intricate wigs. Hairdressers have also decided to give a nod to its origin sometimes displaying intricate wigs made with locs.
Her vibrant floral accessories and old-fashioned look reflect her mother's tastes and are the cause of her inner conflict between who she is and what she actually wants to be. Her hairstyle also highlights the fact that she does nothing or little to change that.
Daphne's curls indicate that she aspires to find true love, conforming to the beauty standards of the time. Another detail is the way her bun shows off her cleavage, this one represents her viability as a single person for marriage prospects. Stripping the neck and exposing a cleavage was considered the sexiest way to show skin at the time.
The hairstyles Cressida wears are meant to tell us that she is determined to win the affection of a worthy suitor. Designed this way to show off her richness at the same time, with very elaborate hairstyles that indicate she had a dedicated hairdresser. Overall, Cressida's hair is an extension of her intimidating and competitive personality.
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Now that we have all this information, we can watch the new series without missing a single detail.