Head of titus

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Madame Fouler, comtesse de Relingue (1810)

The head of Titus ( French Cheveux à la Titus ) was a popular men's hairstyle from 1795 to 1835, in which the hair was combed away from the vertebra in all directions, cut equally long and curled short. The hairstyle came about by the actor François Joseph Talma , who wore this hairstyle in 1795 in the role of the Roman Emperor Titus in Voltaire's play Brutus at the suggestion of the painter Jacques Louis David . In the Directoire , the Titus head was also popular with women and in fashion à la grecque it was the right hairstyle for the antique chemise dress .

The hairstyle was popular even after World War II .


  • Ingrid Loschek : Reclam's fashion and costume lexicon. 5th edition Reclam, Stuttgart 2005, ISBN 3-15-010577-3 , p. 482
  • Jessica Larson: Usurping Masculinity: The Gender Dynamics of the coiffure à la Titus in Revolutionary France. University of Michigan Bachelor thesis 2013, PDF

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