By Pamela Church Gibson
Not anything defines an individual like their coiffure - and what a century it's been for hair! Bangs, bobs, buns, beehives and bouffants have vied with pixie cuts, pin curls, perms and pageboys for ascendancy in an ever-changing parade of women seems to be and developments, and one of the males weve visible Caesers, comb overs, ducktails, fake hawks, flattops, quiffs and slick backs. From the Edwardian period in the course of the seismic adjustments of the 20s and 60s, and together with each quirky twist hair background took on its strategy to the flip of the millennium, this e-book is a lush visible survey of 100 years of hair kinds and the nice stylists of the century together with Jackie Kennedys stylist Mr. Kenneth and innovators like Vidal Sassoon.
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Heels were high, handbags and hats were tiny. Evening gowns were low-cut and backless with heavily boned bodices. The toilette was completed with relatively simple but elegant hairstyles, either wound up into a chignon or softly waved off the face. Despite the restrictive nature of this New Look, Dior had gauged the mood correctly. Women loved these clothes and copies of his designs swept across the high streets of Europe and America. Here these young women show off their small waists and their hair is carefully dressed.
The father’s choice of reading matter (Advertising Age), his suit, crisp-collared shirt and tie, all indicate that he is a sensible, successful professional man. He is certainly a regular visitor to his own local barber – that off-centre parting shows careful maintenance. Just above his lip, however, we see the slightest hint of a moustache, a facial feature that, thanks to the popularity of Clark Gable, was becoming fashionable at the time. Sensible hair: the Snood 1939 When a world war broke out once more, in 1939, governments on both sides of the Atlantic knew that women would again be needed in the workplace to help with the ‘war effort’.
The most successful black girl group of the time, the Supremes, had bouffant hairdos. Mr Teasy Weasy was very skilled at self-promotion and he helped to make hairdressing both commercial and competitive. He created a chain of salons in London and the provinces, while commanding his own regular slot on television. Alexandre de Paris: Celebrity Stylist April 1953 The celebrity hairstylist returned in the postwar years. Paris, which had formerly been ruled by ‘Antoine’, had in Louis Alexandre Ramon – always nicknamed ‘Alexandre de Paris’ – a new, undisputed king.
A Century of Hairstyles by Pamela Church Gibson