Describing appearance is something a lot of you struggle with and it is something I struggle with, especially when I’m trying to describe truthfully without making it boring or overly elaborate. Hair however I find even more tiresome to describe. I find it especially different because I don’t know much about hairstyles or trends. So I gathered some links that hopefully should help you with developing your characters appearance.
Hair ColourHair colour like anything has trends, different shades are in at different times of year and certain colours suit some complexions better than others. Whether or not this matters to you or your character is dependant on how much you care about it, but if you do these links below should help you out.
Find the best hair colour for you
Popular hair colours of 2013
Describing Hair Colour
List of hair colours
History of hair colour
1920s Flapper hair
Popular female hairstylesHair styles change, I mean think of the trends. The Rachel haircut in the 90s, the Beckham bob… there has been lots of different styles that have gone in and out of fashion. Although this is not of major importance in your novel, it’s nice to know what styles were popular in the time you are setting your story.
30 Victorian Hairstyles, victorian evening hairstyles
Hairstles from 1900-1920
1920s flapper hairstyles
1940s hairstyles (WW2 styles).
1950s ladies hairstyles, Hairstyles in the 1950s
Womens 1960s hairstyles, 1960s hairstyles
Womens 1970s hairstyles,
1970s hairstyles expressed individuality and freedom
Totally Rad hairstyles from the 1980s, womens hairstyles and looks of the 1980s
19 most important hairstyles of the 1990s, Hairstyles from the 90s (includes mens) , the long and short of 90s hair
The 15 best hairstyles of the last decade, best hair trends of the 2000s
Popular hairstyles of the 20th century
Popular Male hairstylesLike women male hairstyles are heavily influenced by celebrities and fashion. Think about the mullet! And that wacky Bowie hair! Oh and lets not forget the mohawk made popular by Becks! So mens hair changes with styles but men have a little extra hair on their face- BEARDS. So I’m also including links for popular beard styles. So let’s get started!!!
Hair at the 19th Century
Hair of the 20th Century
The 30 most iconic styles
1980s male hairstyles
The 15 most important male hairstyles of the ‘90s
Mens hair trends 2000-2009
25 Trendy male Hairstyles
Top 40 Male Hairstyles UK
If this interests you and you find the links useful, brilliant! If not, never mind!
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ok so when i see posts about making every character trans, i feel like my gender identify is a joke. i feel like it’s just a joke to tumblr. i’ve never met someone who’s trans or nonbinary who thinks that making every character trans is flattering. because it’s not flattering. it’s fucking hurtful and i’m tired of it. i don’t care if you have a headcanon about a character or two being trans, that’s fine. but when you’re like “oh cis people suck so all these characters are trans” its not cool.
stop making trans people your play things. they are people with feelings, not toys to do with what you please. don’t turn their gender identities into a joke because it’s a very fucking serious matter.
# i think this is a good post, #i also feel this way about people making every character gay, #representation is great and lgbt+ headcanons are great, #but theres a line between advocacy and turning those identities into meaningless toys and tumblr often crosses it.