In the early Tang dynasty, most female hairstyles still followed the style of the previous Sui dynasty.
Later, Tang dynasty women developed their fashion, gradually wearing high buns.
From the cultural relics unearthed in the early Tang dynasty, there are many female hairstyles, both low and high buns, as well as single and double buns, but still the main high bun, especially the following types:
Ban Fan Ji 半翻髻
In the early Tang dynasty, court ladies liked to make the hairstyle Ban Fan Ji (Chinese: 半翻髻 ; pinyin: bàn fān jì).
Ban Fan Ji is the evolution of the hair bun from the Sui dynasty.
The way to comb Ban Fan Ji is from the bottom up, and flipping the top.
The features of this bun are towering and tilted to one side, like a lotus leaf being turned when viewed from the side.
From the literary records of the Tang dynasty, we can find that Ban Fan Ji was very popular at that time.
Jing Hu Ji 惊鹄髻
Sometimes cute animals can inspire Tang dynasty hairstyles, one example is Jing Hu Ji (Chinese: 惊鹄髻 ; pinyin: jīng hú jì).
Jing Hu Ji was developed from the bun of the Wei and Jin dynasties, modeled like a bird’s wing, and combed in the shape of a bird’s wing as if the bird was ready to fly.
Luo Ji 螺髻
Luo Ji (Chinese: 螺髻 ; pinyin: luó jì) was originally a Buddhist hair bun, but later people began to imitate the characteristics of this hairstyle.
Because the shape is similar to a conch shell, so it was named Luo Ji.
Luo Ji can be divided into single Luo Ji (单螺髻) and double Luo Ji (双螺髻).
In addition to poetry and books, Luo Ji also appears in a large number of unearthed cultural relics, and the mural paintings of the Qianling Mausoleum are a clear representative.