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Terrible 1980s Hairstyles – Wash, Rinse and Never Repeat!

Jamie Harrison - April 10, 2017 Hair Trends, Hairdressing History, Humour

Terrible 1980s Hairstyles – Wash, Rinse and Never Repeat!

Terrible 1980s hairstyles are a continuing source of humour for all subsequent generations. At the time, we seriously thought we looked the business. Those of us who lived and survived the ’80s really thought that fashion couldn’t get any better as we donned our double-breasted suits with shoulder pads, painted our nails, put on our eyeliner and lipstick, slipped on our white socks and loafers, and slapped a half jar of hair gel and a can of hairspray onto our hair – read more

Pin Curls – The oldest hair setting technique

Sarah Oglesby - July 21, 2016 Dressing and Styling, Hair Trends, Hairdressing History

Pin Curls – The oldest hair setting technique

How to Create Traditional Pin Curls

Setting the hair in pin curls is one of the oldest hair setting techniques to achieve wavy hair. Traditionally pin curls were created taking sections of wet hair and winding them either clockwise or counter clockwise. The pin curls were then placed on or off the base of the section, depending on the desired look.

The Great Depression

Pin curling was at the height of fashion in the 1930s after the Great Depression – read more

Learn A-line Bob Haircut Perfection

Sarah Oglesby - July 11, 2016 Celebrity Hairstyles, Hair Trends, Hairdressing History

Learn A-line Bob Haircut Perfection

The Bob Haircut History

The bob haircut has been the epitome of powerful, stylish, modern and influential women since the times of Cleopatra and 15th-century heroine Joan of Arc. During the 1920’s influential women such as pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart and American film actress and dancer, Louise Brooks sported this shocking statement of independence.

In the 1960s the British American hairstylist Vidal Sassoon created some of the most iconic bob haircuts of the time. Sassoon’s precise geometric bobs were worn by the likes of fashion designer and British fashion icon Mary Quant and American Actress Nancy Kwan – read more

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