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Hair Color as Fashion Statement

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Ever since the times of the Ancient Egyptians, the use of substances to change one’s hair coloring has been an effort to improve upon or change nature and embrace the latest fashion. Methods have ranged from the natural (henna, flowers...

Concerning Blondeness

Pamela Church Gibson

Pamela Church Gibson is Reader in Cultural and Historical Studies at the London College of Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hair : Styling, Culture and Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2008

Book chapter

...This anthology, which seeks to examine the historical and socio-cultural significance of hair, needs some discussion, however brief and discursive, of the continuing popularity of blonde hair. In these days of obsessive celebrity culture...
...Fashion and Style Gwen Stefani, the lead singer for the rock band No Doubt, became a fashion and cultural icon in the late 1990s, known for her signature ruby-red lips, platinum blonde hair, and eclectic fashion-fusion dress choices. Much...

Mixtec Hairstyles

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...In current Western society, the hairstyle that a person chooses is a reflection of the personality of the individual who wears it. Other cultures do not necessarily see their hair the same way. In ancient Mixtec culture, religious or social...

Rise of the Hairstyle

Nadine Stewart

Nadine Stewart is a Professor of Fashion History at Montclair State University, USA, and a visiting lecturer at The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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American Milliners and Their World : Women’s Work from Revolution to Rock and Roll

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book chapter

...America emerged from the Second World War, a power with new challenges its citizens didn’t entirely understand. As its soldiers returned to civilian life and began to pick up their lives again, a new type of war, a “Cold War,” began...

Fitrah: Temporary and Permanent Body Modifications for Muslims

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The term fitrah, a precise equivalent for which does not exist in English, has been variously translated as that which is innate or instinctive, is determined by nature, derives from creation, or is in accordance with the true faith, which...

“Backmewsy” Beauty: Agnes Headman and Aimée Lloyd

Jessica P. Clark

Jessica P. Clark is a historian of gender, urban space, and appearance in modern Britain, and an associate professor at Brock University, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Business of Beauty : Gender and the Body in Modern London

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...In February 1858, Mrs. Agnes Headman of 24 Savile Row died, leaving behind her a profitable London-based business as a “Hair Restorer and Advisor to Ladies on the State of their Hair.” Headman (c.1808–1858) had developed a following of West...