Oh, the beauty of long, cascading tresses! Tresses of glorious allure and loveliness worthy of appreciation, indeed…
Alas, women have always been known for their beauty. Although fashion changes, the affinity and appeal of long hair remains a constant, albeit with variations. The layers of long hair certainly add to the feminine beauty of a woman. Hair itself has always been considered an integral part of a woman’s appearance. An attractive statement of allure, for certain. In fact, long hair is an icon of beauty on a woman. That said, all hair lengths can attest to great style on the woman and in fact shorter styles will continue to endure. But the length of hair spilling to or off the shoulders of a woman deserves attention. Although it is said that ones personality can be expressed with the chosen length of hair that frames the face, the glory of long hair cannot be refuted. The woman that carries with her flowing and cascading tresses of length holds with her a powerful allure that only a woman can possess. The loose locks of freely flowing long hair that adorns a woman presents a non-verbal allure, indeed.
Although what constitutes long hair varies within different cultures, it is the elegant beauty of long beautiful locks of glorious hair compiled within this visual tribute that my attention focusses upon. Of note, the Middle English word “tresses” refers to “long locks or curls of hair or a plait or braid of hair” and originated between 1250-1300. History of a term of distinguishing beauty. Of course, an acknowledgment of the importance of long hair in history brings further appreciation. Since the beginning of time, long hair has been linked to enduring sensual appeal. Alas,Samson and Delilah and the power of his hair. Of interest, in Ancient Greece long hair was a symbol of wealth and power for men as evidenced that several Greek gods had locks of great length, including Zeus, Achilles, Apollo and Poseidon. The Women of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome also held to and valued the longer hair which was viewed as a representation of wealth, freedom, health and good behavior. Who knew? Like Eve, the appeal of locks of hair will always endure.
In appreciation and homage to the cascading locks of hair, images upon images of models, iconic models of timeless appeal and models of ‘the moment’, are layered onto the compilations presented. A personal validation, perhaps, to my appreciation and admiration of beauty. The gift of beauty bestowed to the woman paired with locks of length. A validation to the enduring glory and magnificence of tresses of length, indeed…
Consider with mere appreciation the beauty of long hair. A visual appreciation of a feminine and personal adornment. During the course of my life I have also carried tresses of considerable length. Alas, we evolve, we change. Yet to appreciate the beauty of hair that layers women of great beauty is certainly worthwhile. Whether silky hair of coiffed perfection, windswept or “beach bleached” strands, the fashion and appeal of long hair endures. A visual tribute to tresses of glorious allure, indeed…
“She, as a veil down to the slender waist,
Her adorned golden tresses wore
Disheveled, but in wanton ringlets waved,
As the vine curls her tendrils…”
-John Milton’s description of Eve in Paradise Lost