By Pamela Church Gibson
Not anything defines anyone 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 appears to be like and developments, and one of the males weve obvious Caesers, comb overs, ducktails, pretend hawks, flattops, quiffs and slick backs. From the Edwardian period throughout the seismic adjustments of the 20s and 60s, and together with each quirky twist hair historical past took on its solution to the flip of the millennium, this booklet is a lush visible survey of 100 years of hair kinds and the good stylists of the century together with Jackie Kennedys stylist Mr. Kenneth and innovators like Vidal Sassoon.
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Charlie’s Angels was a spectacular success across the world – there were endless spin-off products and tie-ins, just as in the heyday of Hollywood. There were in fact three ‘Angels’, but it was Farrah – and her hair – that people noticed. She would go on to appear in films and to act off-Broadway – but she could never escape the part with which she was identified. More accurately, she could never escape identification with her Seventies hairdo, a fact to which she alluded sadly for the rest of her life.
They chose leather jackets, lumberjack shirts, Army greatcoats and – most famously – white T-shirts. Until this last garment appeared on screen, it had simply been a humble sleeved undervest, intended for use under a battledress. Its most iconic moment was its appearance on the poster for Rebel Without a Cause (1955) the last film Dean ever completed. Released after his death in a car crash, it ensured not only his own immortality as an icon, but the enduring potency of his outfit and of the simple waved hairstyle seen here.
Wigs, hairpieces and extensions can also create a kind of cultural uniformity, as here, where the actress’s ethnic origins are disguised and a kind of ‘whiteness’ superimposed. And the renewed popularity of wigs in the early 1960s was a sign that big (or bigger) hair would be back, at least for a while. Jacqueline Kennedy 1960 Jacqueline Kennedy was one of the most influential fashion icons of the early Sixties. The pillbox hats she wore, and the collarless coats-over – dresses that Oleg Cassini created for her, were widely copied.
A Century of Hairstyles by Pamela Church Gibson