Have you given much thought about the history behind your scissors?
We often reflect on trends and styles from decades gone by; victory rolls, beehives, and perms spring to mind! But, do you know much about the hairdressing profession and how the tools that you use every day have been developed and refined through the years?
The national Barber Museum and Hall of Fame takes you back to 5000.B.C, with their impressive, visual timeline. Just click the dates to learn history about the era and see a picture from the times. You can see how the role of a hairdresser has evolved and find out when the beard became popular.
There are lots of exciting galleries on the site that share historic photographs of recognisable barbering artifacts such as razors, chairs and barber poles. Our favourite part of the site is the Hall of Fame, which gives praise to the people who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the barbering profession. If you can think of anyone they’ve missed then you can submit a nomination form.
We hope you enjoy looking around the site and learning more about the history of hairdressing, we hope that someday soon you’ll be featured in the hall of fame too!
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All best wishes,
The Hairdressing Training team