.A geisha's hairstyle was created with wax; it took hours to melt, wash, wax and remold a new hairstyle. Young geishas were punished if they failed to sleep in absolute stillness. Stealing or using someone else's hair ornament was considered a literally filthy thing to do. Wisdom and ability were denoted by the simple styles used by older geisha.
Japanese girl in kimono. I adore kimono, as each one is unique (or supposed to be) and each tells a story or has a lot of symbolism in the artwork of the kimono, but the obi is even more important from my understanding.