Beehives, Bobs and Blow-dries

17th Feb 2018 - 7th Apr 2018

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Dedicated to the history of hairdressing and hair technology, this exhibition explores key hair-styles and technological innovations from the 1950s onwards. The project has been developed in collaboration with renowned celebrity hair-stylist Andrew Barton and leading fashion research consultant and academic Donna Bevan.

The exhibition charts the cultural and economic shifts which influenced those keys styles, using photography, modern and historical objects and a series of wigs supplied by Banbury Postiche and exclusively styled by Andrew Barton.

It also explores the role of hairdressing salon as a pillar of the community, with the importance of hairdressers and the meaning of hair as a form of self-expression illustrated through local research and loans from national archives.

Not content with nostalgia, the exhibition charts the advancements in design, evolution and creativity and also looks forward to the future of hair and salon design.

The Civic

Hanson Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, s70 2HZ

01226 327000

Opening hours

Opening Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm


Free Admission

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