Whether you're rocking long locks, a bob, bowl-cut or balayage, there's nothing better than a fresh haircut. Beehives, Bobs & Blow-Dries is a new exhibition dedicated to the social history and cultural significance of hairdressing and hair technology, making its national debut at The Civic, Barnsley, in February 2018.
Through a unique collaboration between curator, renowned hairstylist Andrew Barton and leading fashion research consultant Donna Bevan, the exhibition explores the key hair styles and technological innovations from the mid-1940s to the present day.
Charting the cultural and economic shifts which influenced now-iconic hairstyles, archival photography, advertising graphics, ephemera and historical objects are taken from the archives and collections of L'Oréal, Unilever (TIGI, Toni & Guy, TRESemmé, VO5 and Brylcreem), Coty (Wella), Sassoon, Dome Hair Products, Lambeth Archives, The National Caribbean Heritage Museum and Wakefield Museums.
From the changing nature of the salon in post-war Britain to the rise of the celebrity hairdresser in the early 1960s and the impact of Black Pride on the style choices of women across the globe, a comprehensive hair history is offered to visitors, making it a must-see for barnet-loving babes.
Beehives, Bobs & Blow-Dries runs from 17 February - 7 April 2018. For more information visit www.barnsleycivic.co.uk.