Again, love the large braided bun. Wish I could learn how to do that "puffed wing" look she mentions. From original pinner: Civil War hairstyle with my hair in an oval braided bun & puffed "wings" above my ears, my 1850's sterling hair comb & vintage emerald green ribbon made into hair adornments :-) This girl has such a beautifully done period correct hairstyle. It's gorgeous!
This hairdo employs two of the tutorials on this board: the chignon and braiding-in hair extensions. She has short, shoulder length hair and bangs. The braids are 90% fake hair. The chignon was formed around a ratt, and held together with a fine hair net. Photos from Gadsby's Tavern Museum's Civil War Ball 2014.