By Pamela Gibson
Not anything defines somebody 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 ladies' appears to be like and tendencies, and one of the males we've obvious Caesers, comb overs, ducktails, fake hawks, flattops, quiffs and slick backs. From the Edwardian period during the seismic adjustments of the '20s and '60s, and together with each quirky twist hair historical past took on its option to the flip of the millennium, this booklet is a lush visible survey of 100 years of hair types and the nice stylists of the century together with Jackie Kennedy's stylist Mr. Kenneth and innovators like Vidal Sassoon.
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A Century of Hairstyles by Pamela Gibson