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8 Amazing Historical Hair Care Facts

MHD - July 13, 2017 Hairdressing Education, Hairdressing History, Humour

8 Amazing Historical Hair Care Facts

These days, most of us wash our hair regularly, often on a daily basis. But it wasn’t always so. Throughout history, civilisations have taken different approaches to sanitation and cleanliness, with hair care often pretty low on the scale of importance. Much of the emphasis was placed on reducing unpleasant odours and dressing.

Get ready for some surprising and even grotesque hair care facts as we journey back in to the mists of time to discover some of the odd potions and techniques our ancestors used for their hair care – read more

The Pouf Hairstyle – Marie Antoinette’s lasting legacy to hairdressing

Jamie Harrison - June 29, 2017 Dressing and Styling, Hair Trends, Hairdressing History

The Pouf Hairstyle – Marie Antoinette’s lasting legacy to hairdressing

If there’s one person in history who has had a lasting impact on hair fashion it has to be the last Queen of France, Marie Antoinette. Prior to her final cut… from the guillotine, Marie Antoinette and her hairdresser Leonard Autié wowed and influenced the royal court with hair creations that exceeded the imaginations of even today’s avant-garde artists. Her lasting legacy to the world of hairdressing in the Pouf hairstyle – a style that continues to this day on the catwalks and in the fashion press, if not on the streets – read more

The most influential and rebellious haircut in history!

Jamie Harrison - May 12, 2017 Hairdressing History, Humour

The most influential and rebellious haircut in history!

With the arrival of the teenager in the 1950s, every generation and subculture has spawned a defining rebellious haircut. From Elvis’ quiff to the Beatles’ mop tops and the hippies’ long locks to Bowie’s feather cut and the punk Mohican, young people express their rebellion with their hair.

While they think they’re being outrageous and shocking, they are mere amateurs in comparison to one man who sported the world’s most rebellious haircut. One that has left a lasting influence on all men’s haircuts since he first wore it… in 1795! – read more