by guest blogger @lindsayleboyer, Lindsay LeBoyer
Currently modern women favor hair as sleek and straight and possible. However, that modern ideal has not always been in fashion and curls are starting to make a comeback. Since many salon straightening treatments contain formaldehyde, women everywhere are embracing their natural textures. Curls and waves are on the rise, and celebrities like Rihanna and Taylor Swift are getting in on it too.
The Birth of Venus
Painters such as Botticelli and Titian depicted their ideal of feminine beauty with luscious, curly hair. Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus," depicts the Greek goddess Venus emerging from the sea, sporting a mane of flowing, golden curls. She is a vision of natural beauty with hair floating in the wind. Had Botticelli painted Venus with straight hair, the pictures would lose it's pure, magical quality.
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|Young Woman Combing Her Hair by Titian|
DevaChan recommends not combing curly hair
Now that you have the tips to keep your curls looking beautiful, one question still remains... Are you confident enough to officially go curly? When you're feeling tempted to pick up the flat iron, remember this: Centuries ago, painters depicted the ideal feminine beauties with curly hair. Today, fashion forward celebrities are embracing their curls, and the media praises them for it. Beauty brands like DevaChan and Bumble & Bumble encourage girls to be natural. Magazines devote beauty columns to getting the perfect curl. Don't give in to to the next new straightening treatments when traditional femininity embraces a mane of natural curls.
Are you confident enough to go curly?
Blogger Lindsay LeBoyer is an intern at Schulman Art. She writes a fashion blog called The Style Child.