Has anyone seen this book?
Plucked, Shaved & Braided: Medieval and Renaissance Beauty and
Grooming Practices 1000-1600
by Daniela Turudich, Laurie J. Welch
Sounds good if the stuff is the scholarship is actually decent.
Below is Amazon'r blurb for it.
Marianne, trying to fall less behind her e-mail <sigh>
With more than 100 historical bath, beauty, and cosmetic recipes, this
hilarious romp through the medieval and Renaissance fashion world
describes beauty practices that seem grotesque today: plucking
eyebrows and eyelashes out, shaving foreheads, and dying hair blue.
This collection of useful recipes and bizarre beauty practices offers
a practical yet humorous look at the daily life of men and women of
all classes in medieval and Renaissance Europe. From step-by-step
instructions for period headdresses and hairstyles to odd grooming and
hygiene practices, the intimate details of this resource bring the
people of these periods to life.
About the Author
Daniela Turudich is the author of 1940's Hairstyles, Vintage Face,
Vintage Wedding, and The Vintage Fashion Directory. She lives in Long
Beach, California. Laurie J. Welch is an expert in the life and
culture of medieval and Renaissance Europe. She lives in Long Beach,