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Culture of Hair: History

Culture of Hair

Hairstyle History

The culture of hair, hairstyle history shows for years, women and men had worn hair enhancements was worn as early as 3000 B.C., the Egyptians wore elaborate hairstyles. In 500 B.C. during the golden age of Greece, hairstyling was highly developed. The Romans hair color was used to indicate their class in society. Poor women colored their hair black. The middle class women colored their hair blonde and the Noblewomen tinted their hair red.


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Culture of Hair

Hairstyle History

By the mid 1920′s  the culture of hair for the women of the Western world, were as hairstyle history show the hair was cut short and had a side part, with the hair cut at the nape of her neck.  The hair styling then were flamboyant and it was a dominate female hairstyle, it was a time when women began to assert their rights so their hairstyles and clothing were predominantly androgynous.  This was the ground work for women equality it dictated the fashion of women and men looking more alike. The men wore short hair like in the Victorian era, the hair was slicked back and also worn with a center parting.

A New York Chemist Lawrence Gelb in 1932 introduced the first permanent hair color and founded the company Clairol.  Arnold F. Willatt followed with the cold wave in 1938.  During the 1930′s the culture of hair for women were ready to go back to a feminine look, stopped looking like a boys by suppressing their bodies natural beauty.  The hairstyles were still close to the head they were made more feminine with finger waves hairstyles and the hair became more lush and girlish, the 1930′s was also a good time for the fashion designers more cleavage shown to accentuate and show the femininity in a classy way.

The economic times were hard for luxuries and there were scarce but the hair styling then could be done at home giving women an outlet to looking beautifully stylish.  As long as your hair was beautiful no matter what you wore you looked great. With a little color change and small curls or a fing wave, with a hat that used to hide a woman’s beauty in the 1920′s in the 1930′s the hats framed and showed off her face and completed the look.

The culture of hair in the 1940′s were more of a practical nature they still manage to follow their Hollywood starlets.  There hair were mostly worn in a roll covered by a headscarf exposing the fringe (bang).  During this time styling lotions were essential to keep hare in place.

Culture of Hair

Hairstyle History

In the 1950′s the culture of hair was during the end of the Korean War women attempted to become the glamourous domesticated goddess giving the impression of that the household chores could be accomplished as well as being well groomed.  The hair looked liked perfect helmets, the hair was permanently waved to form perfect curls,  the hair was sprayed, sculpted and teased.  Women visited the salons on a weekly basis for shampoo and a roller set.  The greased backe their hairdo coupled with heavy sideburns.

In the late 1960’s Vidal Sassoon changed hairstyling with his revolutionary geometric cuts. The culture of hair in the 1960′s were the bouffant hairstyles for women and their hair was either very short or long and lanky.   The men wore the crew cuts or they wore their hair longer and wider with their beards, mustaches and side burns. This was during the time of the Vietnam War, many of the nation’s youth were strongly opposed to the war many husbands were dying at a place halfway across the world, in which their fathers, brothers were also dying.

In many antiwar protests and demonstrations the chant was “All we are saying is give peace a chance”.

The French hairdressers of the 1970’ introduced the art of “hair weaving” and highlights. The culture of the hair was free-falling curls, feathered layered cut, long fringes and soft partings even the men were wearing softer styles, getting highlights and soft layers.

Now in the 21st Century since the late 1980’s salons evolved to include day spas, the first one was by Noel DeCaprio.
The culture of  hair in the 1980′s women had a freedom of choice as far as styles and trendy look.  A busy work life, a social life and being on top of everything had to be reflected in your meticulous hairstyle and your hair stylist had to reflect your control.  There was also a rebellious element hair color the hairdo’s were matching the unconventional eccentric clothing.

Culture of Hair

Hairstyles History

In the 1990′s the culture of hair was long and sleek with long layers,  a long fringe and a face framing with highlights.  Or, the hair was extremely choppy worn short.  The messy hair was very popular and the world had gone blonde with multi-tone highlights.  The men wore there hair pretty short anything over and inch was too long.

Today men now have such a wide variety of  products with there new all -male packaging acceptable for men’s bathrooms from toiletries to sports just about as many products as women.  Today a practitioner’s or a stylist’s dream will be to gain the opportunity of employment at an excellent salon or spa, to own their very own specialty salon, spa, men-only spa and barber spa.  The popularity for providing men with nail care specialist in their specialty spas has also grown.

Culture of hair is always changing and without our hairstyle history we would not have anything to look back not forward too with it.


 

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