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The woman who gaily crowns a mass of auburn locks with a biscuit-coloured hat garlanded with bright pink roses - and, strange though it may seem, red-haired people have often a passion for pink and crimson - does not realise that her hair, beautiful as it is in itself, is a subject which must be studied very carefully in its relation to her hats.
Let her wear a large picture shape in soft black crinoline, with a brim which will cast mysterious shadows over hair and
Dress brow. This will make a delightful contrast to the vivid locks beneath. Furthermore, let her drape the crown of her hat with masses of black tulle, and group on one side of it three or four long black ostrich feathers. The whole effect will be delightful, and, if she will refrain from the introduction even of a white osprey or a pale cream rose, it shall be counted to her for further righteousness.
Brilliant auburn hair, however, even at the present time, is very rare, unless - low let it be spoken - it is assisted liberally with henna. The woman who possesses such hair, however, should first choose black, but there are soft shades of grey and tender blues in which she may also revel.
White garments are fairly safe, but all tones of rose, pink, crimson, bright violet, or vivid green should carefully be avoided.