Looking for silly but period suggestions for a fundraiser
- Greetings all,
I will be doing hairbraiding (mostly French, not period I know) as a
fundraiser for someone in our Kingdom who is hospitalized with cancer
right now. I need to make a sign for it and it made me wonder what a
period term for this sort of thing would be? I know people had
hairdressing done in the 16th century, including seeing barbers, but
what would it have been called? Barber brings to mind Steve Martin &
pliers & seem very masculine - was there a correct female term for
someone who dressed hair in the 16th century? There's an 18th century
French term for a close servant of the body who deals with shaving &
the like (have to find it, can't get my brain around it this morning)
but I'm stumped for the 16th century. Anybody have any good ideas?
Silly is fine - the best I've come up with so far is 'Tonsorial
Chamber' & tonsorial is way out of period.....