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A Google Image search for hairstyles 1885 yielded the following:
|Google Image search|
The most remarkable hair phenomenon of the late 19th century, however, was the 7 Sutherland Sisters, for whom Google finds many images:
Hailing from Ridge Road, just west of Warrens Corners NY, the 7 sisters managed to earn and lose a fortune as they used their connections with the Barnum & Bailey Circus to sell hair care products. The best article I have found about the sisters is on the Peachridge Glass site.
|Warrens Corners NY as found by Google Earth|
The Ridge Road (labeled 104) mansion of the Sutherland sisters was 1 mile to your left (west) on this view.
Unfortunately, their residence burned to the ground in 1938.
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