For Victorians ladies, hair is a woman’s crowning glory, and they liked to flaunt it in many of their photos. During the Victorian era, a girl until the age of 16 wore her hair in braids. When she became a young lady at the age of 16 her hair went up while her hem length went down to the ankle.
During that time, their hair was so precious that it was often saved after a loved one passed away. Some woven the hair into beautiful intricate jewelry, wall hangings or sculptures.