• Fashions In Hair: The First Five Thousand Years

The definitive text on hair fashions through the ages.

This revised edition has 16 new pages by fashion historian Caroline Cox to bring fashions in hair up to the present day.

Fashions in Hair marked the first attempt at a comprehensive historical survey of hair styles through the ages, from Ancient Egypt through Greece, Rome and Anglo-Saxon times to recent trends in fashion. Also shining a light on hairdresser practices, it is now an essential work of reference. Profusely illustrated and carefully documented, it ranges from Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Anglo-Saxon times to recent trends in fashion, and provides an absorbing record of changing attitudes and tastes.

Containing well over 3000 drawings based on many years of research by the author, Fashions in Hair: The First Five Thousand Years is a handbook for theatrical designers and hair artists, illustrators and beauty consultants and anyone curious about moustaches, muttonchops and coiffures in fashion from the time of Cleopatra to Clooney.

'The most comprehensive book on the subject … should prove a boon to theatre and film designers.' – Sunday Times
'Unique, incredible . . . It is a volume that surely must become a standard work of reference.' – Hairdressers Journal
'Succeeds in making a highly specialised reference book of great interest as well.' – Observer


RICHARD CORSON taught theatrical makeup in colleges and universities throughout the United States and worked as a theatrical makeup consultant. His book Stage Makeup has become the standard text on the subject, while his three valuable social histories, Fashions in Makeup, Fashions in Hair and Fashions in Eyeglasses, all published by Peter Owen Publishers, are renowned as classics in their field.
Bibliographic Data
Date Published 9th April 2005
ISBN Number 9780720610932
Pages 736

Fashions In Hair: The First Five Thousand Years

  • £49.99


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