Women’s 1950s Hairstyles: An Overview

Following on from the hardship of World War II and rationing, the fifties was a time of relative prosperity. Disposable income combined with an increase in mass media encouraged the consumption of fashion.  New hair care products, including one-step colours, were designed to allow women to do their own hair easily at home – and women Read More …

Women’s 1960s Hairstyles: An Overview

Fashion in the 1960s saw a lot of diversity and featured many trends and styles influenced by the working classes, music, independent cinema and social movements. In the UK, the fashion focus shifted from Paris to London, with designer Mary Quant leading the “Swinging London” revolution. Vidal Sassoon transformed women’s hairdressing, taking the humble bob Read More …