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March 30, 2014

Tudor Hairstyles from the Old Ages – And Their Contrast to Modern Ones

The new wave of hair that the Tudors had no idea about One of the latest trends in the market is the tape-in hair extension. This is serves almost the same purpose as all those hair beauty enhancing products out in the market. It augments one’s hair to create a different look. It seems however […]

The new wave of hair that the Tudors had no idea about

One of the latest trends in the market is the tape-in hair extension. This is serves almost the same purpose as all those hair beauty enhancing products out in the market. It augments one’s hair to create a different look. It seems however that this could be a bit more permanent than your usual wig. A wig can just be slipped on and off, which was a big reason in convenience why even people in the Tudor era used to wear them. This is quite different. It needs to be actually attached either to your scalp or some of your existing hair.

This is done through using double-sided tape. Once a row of hair is attached, a new row is then placed on top of it. The process continues until the look is complete.

The hairdresser is an artist

These products allow the hairdresser to come up with a wider array of styles. They are not limited to the existing hair of their client. In some cases, the lack of it. They are free to attach and detach. They can whirl or twirl. They can also cut and trim as usual. So many things can be done with the use of a tape-in hair extension. It really does make life simpler for those in the industry. The benefits for the client is truly appreciated as well.

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Points of Consideration

The following are what one needs to be sure of before they put this product on:

  • Price: This is where everything must rise and fall. One needs to be sure of how much they are willing to spend to get the one product to enhance their style. It would prove to be a pointless exercise to make sure of the following points if one does not set aside the proper funding for this first
  • Style: One can then move on to selecting the kind of tape-in hair extension that they want after knowing how much they can spend. It goes without saying that the styles available are close to endless. They are only limited by their imagination.
  • Installation: This should be done by a professional stylist. This should not be attempted by an amateur. It would be a waste of time, effort, money and most importantly hair should this be performed in the wrong way.
  • Maintenance: Make sure that proper care is given to the product to make it last a longer time. It can be brushed but one has to look out for loose attachments that may lead to loss of the adhesive holding the piece in place.
  • Hair Preservation: This is about the wearer’s own hair. They must make sure that they do not abuse their crown so much by attaching so many things on it. This is in reality, is excess weight on top of one’s head. It is a bit unusual to have so much more hair than what one’s body was meant to produce.

See the transformation from Tudor to modern hairdo

Having been able to check on all these things, one may now proceed to putting on their desired product with ease. If one has done their research and learned the benefits and maintenance of the beauty enhancer, one can rest assured that they made the right decision.

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March 26, 2014

The Favorite Jewelry of Tudor Aristocrats: Chocolate Diamonds

CHOCOLATE DIAMONDS: Le Vian It’s a little know fact, but the Tudors were huge fans of chocolate diamonds. The term “chocolate diamonds” is just a phrase which was given to the diamonds which were brown in color. Initially this term was associated with the brown colored diamonds by the jewelry manufacturer Le Vian. Chocolate diamonds […]

CHOCOLATE DIAMONDS: Le Vian

It’s a little know fact, but the Tudors were huge fans of chocolate diamonds.

The term “chocolate diamonds” is just a phrase which was given to the diamonds which were brown in color. Initially this term was associated with the brown colored diamonds by the jewelry manufacturer Le Vian.

  • Chocolate diamonds is just like any other diamond with the exception of its color.
  • There are categories in chocolate diamonds also.

One category is those diamonds which naturally occur in brown color. While on the other hand, there are those which are treated and then made brown in color.

The term chocolate diamonds is used as the color of the diamonds resembles to the color of a bar of chocolate.

Do you think chocolate diamonds are less valuable? The Tudors certainly thought otherwise.

If this is the thought which crosses your mind before purchasing chocolate colored diamonds, your thoughts are right about it.

Usually, the chocolate colored diamonds which are available at most of the jewelers are artificially treated. Though artificially treating the diamonds is an irreversible process, and there’s significantly nothing wrong in too. But many of the consumers are not aware of the fact that 90% of the diamonds they choose are of poor quality.

What you need to know?

Now, there are some things you need to know before you make a choice of purchasing brown colored or I rather say chocolate colored diamonds, is that not every diamond jewelry dealer has the best quality of these gems.

The purchaser should have good knowledge of diamonds and their quality.

Why the Tudors loved Chocolate Diamonds so much

The brown/ chocolate colored diamonds are often opaque in color with little or almost no sparkle at all and having heavy inclusions within.

 How to buy chocolate colored diamonds?

The problem is, how can you buy a chocolate diamond of good quality?

By taking a few precautions you will be able to buy a good quality gemstone according to your will.

Firstly, it’s always a sensible decision to buy your diamond jewelry from a reputable diamond store retailer. As, it minimizes the chances of selling low quality diamond jewelry to their customers.

Secondly, all you would need is a diamond authenticity certificate. This will contain all the necessary details, about the quality of the diamond you are purchasing.

Lastly, the customer himself should have some knowledge prior to purchase their chocolate diamonds.

Whereas, in general the deeper the chocolate color of the diamond will appear, more expensive the diamond will be.

Chocolate diamonds: in demand

Nowadays, the demand of chocolate diamonds is increasing as they reflect light at every angle (depending on the quality of the brown diamond) due to which people prefer buying engagement rings using chocolate diamonds.

Also, lastly beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. If you adore brown/ chocolate diamonds, without giving a second thought just go for it.

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March 25, 2014

Women’s Clothing style from the Tudor Era

Have you every wondered how women used to dress in the older ages, like in the ages of the Tudor dynasty for example? Have you ever dreamed about impressing people (and yourself) by dressing in the same style of clothes just to make others jealous and to look much more unique than the masses? After […]

Have you every wondered how women used to dress in the older ages, like in the ages of the Tudor dynasty for example?

Have you ever dreamed about impressing people (and yourself) by dressing in the same style of clothes just to make others jealous and to look much more unique than the masses?

After all, fashion is all about invention, and what is better than reinventing a tried and tested fashion model.

Of course we’re not talking about the usual dresses or clothing of the poor people of the Tudor era, we’re talking about the clothes, wigs, jewelry accessories, shoes and gowns of the aristocracy and the ladies.

The two things are a far cry from each other, so obviously you shouldn’t confuse them, and no one should.

So without further ado, let’s see what the most important trends were in the Tudor ages.

Tudor Fashion for Women in Britain

First of all, since an image is worth a thousand words and a video is worth a thousand images, let’s watch this amazing collection of Tudor era fashion videos:

Then again, it could also be a good idea to mention that obviously poor women or poor men dressed entirely differently. So don’t let people drive you crazy by trying to trick you.

If you’re even overwhelmed and don’t know who to believe, this article is a proves resource on Tudor fashion and all about the Tudors, so feel free to refer to it to get your facts right.

Tudor Fashion for Men in Great Britannica

Finally, we should probably share a few words about the fashion and style of men aristocrats and rich people (like traders and landlords) from these middle ages.

Men used to wear all kinds of elegant and status symbol clothes, mainly to display their power and status to their inferiors and both to their equals.

This is the reason why in the older days even men placed a lot of emphasis on looking good, not only women. After all, their living-hood and their lands, houses and titles depended on it.

Of course there is a lot more to be said about the dressing habits of the Tudors and many other things, such as their

  • wig wearing habits
  • why their hair pieces used to be so popular
  • why rich women used boots rather than shoes
  • why leather and fur were so popular among both men and women
  • what type of jewelry rich people and aristocrats used to don and what they stood for
  • and much much more.

So of course if you want to find out the truth behind this ancient era and its old customs, make sure you visit tudor-buildings.co.uk often.