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By Pamela Church Gibson

Not anything defines someone like their coiffure - and what a century it's been for hair! Bangs, bobs, buns, beehives and bouffants have vied with pixie cuts, pin curls, perms and pageboys for ascendancy in an ever-changing parade of women appears to be like and tendencies, and one of the males weve obvious Caesers, comb overs, ducktails, pretend hawks, flattops, quiffs and slick backs. From the Edwardian period throughout the seismic alterations of the 20s and 60s, and together with each quirky twist hair historical past took on its method to the flip of the millennium, this publication is a lush visible survey of 100 years of hair kinds and the good stylists of the century together with Jackie Kennedys stylist Mr. Kenneth and innovators like Vidal Sassoon.

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Women were already modelling their own looks on their favourite stars; Valentino was the first male star to act as inspiration and certainly not the last. Louise Brooks: the Iconic Bob 1929 Film star Louise Brooks was once cited by Anna Wintour, editor of American Vogue, as the inspiration for her own trademark bob. Brooks made her best films in Europe, working with directors such as G. W. Pabst: a publicity photograph taken in her European days could easily be mistaken for a picture of fashion designer Coco Chanel.

Formerly, wigs and hairpieces had been prohibitively expensive – but synthetic fibres now put them within the reach of many women. Here, Eurasian actress France Nuyen is wearing just such a wig, which has been set in a style like that seen on all-American girl and popular young screen star Debbie Reynolds. Wigs could transform a woman’s appearance; so could long hairpieces and they too were soon on sale. They remained popular well into the next decade. They completely transformed scanty locks – today, extensions are employed for that purpose.

Aniston speedily became and still remains an A-list celebrity: her shorter style was swiftly replaced by the long, straight glossy mane that seems to be an essential component of the contemporary celebrity look. Hairstyle in the City 14 February 2001 Four years after Friends first aired, its popularity was challenged by another American series showing the adventures of a group of friends in New York. But Sex and the City was very different. It too was a comedy but infinitely more hard-hitting and quite graphic in its discussion and portrayal of contemporary sexual relationships.

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