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.
- Softcover:32 pages
- Language: English
- Illustrations: Black & White photographs, Illustrations
- ISBN-13: 9780852636633
- Product Dimensions: 21.0 x 15.0 x 0.3 cm
Reference category: Secondary
As with all Shire publications, a good little primer for an area of domestic history which is still with us today. Unfortunately, there is only the most tantalising snippets regards anything pre 17th Century and the Further Reading section is sadly very limited and no Index. The contents include: Wigs and wigmaking; Shaving Equipment; Hairdressing, Places to Visit, Further Reading and Collecting.