Interesting matter for our Lady Readers.
correspondent of the London Court
Journal, in a letter dated January 12th, describes the latest fashion in wearing hair at the Tuileries ball on the 11th.
The hair no longer hangs a la Grecque
on the neck behind, but is brought forward and threatens all offenders in helmet fashion on the summit of the head. "The promissory organs," as the satirists of phrenology denominate those low down towards the nape of the neck, and which have hitherto been concealed by the hair, now stand revealed in all their ugly discretion.
It is a horrible thing to relate, but the truth must be told.
The parting runs all along the top of the head without any straight line in front, and the short frizzy curls round the brow have replaced the noble-looking bandeaux drawn back from the forehead, and showing "the good lumps" to the best advantage.
Is it any consolation to learn that the fashion has been imposed by the hair-dressers themselves, for we search in vain for any great name connected with its introduction.
The matter was put to vote, so we understand, at the last Assembly of Coiffeurs, held at Salic Molfere — the Assembly of Taste — which takes place twice a year to determine the fashions Twelve young ladies are submitted to the experimental practice of the newest thing of the great Paris
hair-dressers, and this year, almost by unanimity, the preference was awarded to Leopold
's Coiffure Empire, and thus has ugliness proclaimed her supremacy over taste and elegance for the year.