The Barber Book
A fun and instructive guide to the most popular men's hairstyles of the 20th century
The Barber Book is a fun guide to the most popular men's hairstyles of the 20th century, including quirky line drawings to achieve the 'total look' and instructions on how to cut each style.
Packed with information this smart handbook uses quirky illustrations and vintage photographs to explore the most popular hairstyles of the 20th century from the undercut and the afro to the classic Madison Avenue look.
With a focus on personalities, culture and fashions and cultural events that inspired each look, the book opens with an illustrated introduction exploring the most popular styles of the 1940s, 50s and 60s through archival photography.
The book includes a brand new directory of the world's finest barber shops.Specifications:
- Format: Hardback
- Size: 184 × 124 mm (7 1/4 × 4 7/8 in)
- Pages: 192 pp
- Illustrations: 240 illustrations
- ISBN: 9780714871042
"A natty new volume from Phaidon, The Barber Book, is the most comprehensive and stylish treatise yet on everything related to our hair and how we wear it." —AskMen
"This guide to the essential cut and styles since of dawn of rock 'n' roll picks out the cream of the proverbial crop. ...take it to your barber and point to your favourite" —ShortList
"packed with a rich array of archive photography and illustrations for you to copy" —Toni & Guy Magazine
"We can tell the world who we are through our haircut." —The Herald
"You're only as good as your last haircut." —Fran Lebowitz
"For me, it's all about the haircut. I actually go to the barbershop every five days." —Vinny Guadagnino
"It's a great read... it’d make an ace gift for any man that’s into his grooming" —Topman
"The bible of men’s hairdos... makes you think deeper about the cultural significance of hair." —UrbanDaddy
"The most comprehensive and stylish treatise yet on everything related to our hair and how we wear it."—UK.Askmen