Style Glossary



A snood was a netted, tatted, knitted, or crocheted hairnet used to enclose hair at the back of the head, close to the nape. Though the term "snood" was used in the Middle Ages to refer to a wide variety of net or cloth head coverings, it wasn't until the 1860s in Europe that the snood as we know it became all the rage (in America, the same item was referred to as a hairnet). Since elastic was not yet invented, this item was held in place with pins, and often matched the wearer's hair color.

Category: Hair Accessories