their hair done very tight


Senior Member
Does "tight" here men "stretched or pulled so that it is smooth or straight"? with their hair done very tight=with their hair pulled back?
Is it like this?

The first house they came to was a school—a girls’ school, where a lot of Narnian girls, with their hair done very tight and ugly tight collars round their necks and thick tickly stockings on their legs, were having a history lesson.

Prince Caspian, by C. S. Lewis
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Is it like this?
    Yes. (In the UK, this is known as "a Croydon face-lift" :D - the hair is so tight that it pulls the skin of the face. Croydon is a suburb of London that does not enjoy a reputation for sophistication.)