Art Nouveau Is my favorite period in art history. It’s basis on the beauty of plants and our natural world with organic lines and shapes attract me like a bee to a flower. It is like the ‘hair’ of art. It is soft, feminine, decorative, flowing.
Alphons Mucha was a legendary Czech painter who epitomized and celebrated Art Nouveau with his dynamic and organic paintings of beautiful, powerful women with beautiful hair.
The word ‘boho’ came from the Bohemian era of culture and art that Mucha captured in his paintings.
I remember leafing through a book of his work as a kid and feeling like I had stepped into a beautiful dream world where colors glowed and hair was long and soft and flowing and women looked like bohemian princesses and sorceresses. I have drawn constant inspiration from Mucha over the years, and decided to collect some of my most Mucha-woman inspired hairstyles to share in honor of him. Let’s all take a second to appreciate where ‘boho’ began.
So, here you go! If you want to read up more on Alphons Mucha and get more Art Nouveau hair inspiration, check out this link. I like the painting with the long haired lady and the astrological signs. It is called The Zodiak. Anyone else out their love astrology besides HTHG? I happen to be a Capricorn. How about you?
BTW, DIY hairstyles featured in this post are HTHG’s 4th day Art Nouveau hairstyle, Gatsby Girl, Deconstructed wrapped french fish-tail, The Aztec Queen, Couronne de Caudel de Poisson, and the Boho chain link braided bun.
Want more flapper era Great Gatsby themed DIY hairstyles? check out HTHG’s finger wave up-do tutorial!