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Wig, hairdressing and shaving bygones

Wig, hairdressing and shaving bygones

Durbin, Gail, 1947-

From the huge, tumbling wigs of the wealthy during the mid-seventeenth century, to the razor sharp instruments required for tooth pulling, blood letting and even amputation, the barber's shop has historically housed a plethora of intriguing tools and accessories

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Oxford: Shire, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Gail Durbin
ISBN: 0852636636, 9780852636633
Physical Description: 32 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Series: Shire library ; 117
Subject: Hair Care and hygiene History.; Hairdressing Equipment and supplies History.; Beauty and Fashion.
Series Title: Shire library ; 117.


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Author note

As Education Officer for Norfolk Museums ServiceGail Durbingives talks both to school children and to adults. Her teaching deals with the whole range of exhibits in the county's museums and she first became interested in hairdressing bygones when she was involved with an exhibition on 'Health and Beauty' and discovered that little had been written on this subject.


"Covers a topic not often explored: The history of wigs, hairdressing and men’s shaving accoutrements....This fascinating book will be of particular interest to students of hairdressing, along with costume designers and properties departments for theatre and film."—Vintage Fashion Guild