Posted by on Sep 29, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 6 comments

 Netflix, The Empress, The Hair – 2022

Netflix TV Series … Collage

The Netflix TV series The Empress” has a big fashion buzz , and starts tonight, September 29th.  I posted a blog all on the romantic historical German 6 episode series about Elizabeth, aka Sisi, the Empress of Austria (1837-1898)  –   scroll down one blog.  This blog is about her hair.  Which was ankle length, long and heavy. It is said her routine of brushing, dressing, braiding and pinning would last almost three hours and, according to Daily News Hungary,” it was treated with honey, eggs and cognac.”

Photos Top L-R :Netflix ad … Devrim Lignau as Elizabeth … The Collage with credits just posted, scroll down
Bottom Row : Elizabeth, her long hair, no makeup (Image Quora) … Elizabeth 16 year old bride (Image Wikipedia) … Empress Elizabeth (wiki commons by Kawaart) … Elizabeth at The Sisi Museum in Vienna.


  1. Nov 2, 2022

    Not only the ghastly hair styles of the ladies in waiting but the fact they all dressed the same like a school uniform. Is this authentic?

    • Nov 20, 2022

      The Empress is so good., Vivien, But something is missing and it seems a lot is not as authentic as I hope Season will be.

  2. Oct 20, 2022

    Elisabeth’s hair is lovely, but what’s with the monstrous hairdo of that countess – I mean the scary woman who, I believe, was the boss of the empress’s ladies-in-waiting. It’s the stuff of nightmares. Also have a problem with Helene’s new short bob, complete with bangs. Did women really ever wear their hair like that in those days?

    • Oct 20, 2022

      I have to agree, Raye. Let’s hope Season 2 will have better more authentic hair. Even Elizabeth’s, while so much better than others, is not as good as her hair was in real life way back then. As for Helene’s new short bob, that has to be so way off it is sad. Someone who hasn’t done their research seems to have been trying too hard make some kind of statement. Whatever that might be.

      • Nov 20, 2022

        I totally agree.

        I have spotted many things that aren’t appropriate for the time period that I think it must be on purpose, to make it appeal to younger viewers. First, the dance scene at the wedding. Looked like Pilobolus or something! The hat with the net looked 40s, the Bob, the updos, the fishnet top…..all wrong

        • Nov 20, 2022

          Yes. I am not sure why the powers that be would do what they did because so much was so good but spoiled, I think, by so much lacking in authenticity. Wanting to appeal to younger viewers may be the reason but not sure about that. Certainly not a good idea.

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