c. 1900

This woman wears her hair in the hisashigami style, which developed in parallel to the American Gibson Girl look and was popular in most social classes until the end of the Taisho. In the 1890s, the early days of the style—which was achieved by inserting a hairpiece—the front and sides were not as pronounced, but they gradually became more flamboyant. Most importantly, the hisashigami style liberated women from the laborious efforts required for traditional Japanese hairdos.