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  • Wig, Hairdressing and Shaving Bygones
  • Written by Gail Durbin
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780852636633
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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. Bleeding bowls, bear's grease and beef marrow are just a few of the fascinating curiosities which - along with the more familiar clippers and false curls - constitute the history wig, hairdressing and shaving bygones.

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Wigs and Wigmaking
Shaving Equipment
Hairdressing
Places to Visit
Further Reading
Collecting
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"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

  • Wig, Hairdressing and Shaving Bygones by Gail Durbin
  • September 21, 2010
  • Antiques & Collectibles
  • Shire
  • $11.95
  • 9780852636633

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