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"Hair: A Timeless Expression of Beauty, Power, and Identity" In the realm of art, it has always held a significant place

Background imageHair Collection: Pop star Boy George of Culture Club group. Pictured after the group moved into 15th spot

Pop star Boy George of Culture Club group. Pictured after the group moved into 15th spot in the charts. 28th September 1982

Background imageHair Collection: Caroline Bonaparte; bust by Antonio Canova, in the National Museum of Capodimonte in Naples

Caroline Bonaparte; bust by Antonio Canova, in the National Museum of Capodimonte in Naples Naples Museum of Capodimonte Bust Neoclassicism, Nineteenth century, 19th century, Europe

Background imageHair Collection: Cub Scouts taking part in Operation Shoeshine

Cub Scouts taking part in Operation Shoeshine
Two Cub Scouts taking part in Operation Shoeshine, a seven-day campaign during Scout Job Week. Their first customer was an actress, Caroline Munro

Background imageHair Collection: Queen Boudica of the Iceni Tribe

Queen Boudica of the Iceni Tribe. Commanded a combined army of British tribes which rose up and sacked Camulodunum (Colchester)

Background imageHair Collection: Jesus Healing The Sick

Jesus Healing The Sick
Colorized print shows Jesus as he heals a sick child held in the arms of a woman as others, in varying degrees of distress, await their turn

Background imageHair Collection: Elsa Lanchester in James Whales Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Elsa Lanchester in James Whales Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Elsa Lanchester in Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Background imageHair Collection: Gabrielle Coco Chanel

Gabrielle Coco Chanel
A camera study of Gabrielle Bonheur, Coco Chanel (1883 -1971). Date: 1929

Background imageHair Collection: Paul Dirac / Nobel 1933

Paul Dirac / Nobel 1933
PAUL ADRIEN MAURICE DIRAC British physicist

Background imageHair Collection: Vidal Sassoon hairstyle, 1962

Vidal Sassoon hairstyle, 1962
A smooth, sleek hairstyle by quintessential sixties hairdresser, Vidal Sassoon. Date: 1962

Background imageHair Collection: Goblin Market by Pauline Baynes

Goblin Market by Pauline Baynes
Illustration by Pauline Baynes depicting a scene from Goblin Market, the poem by Christina Rossetti, where a terrifying crowd of assorted goblins plying a girl with ripe fruit in return for a lock of

Background imageHair Collection: Moses / Millais / Hands Up

Moses / Millais / Hands Up
MOSES Hebrew prophet and lawgiver watches the Israelites defeat the Amalekites, his arms held up by Aaron and Hur to ensure success

Background imageHair Collection: Puli / Hungarian Sheepdog - With mouth open

Puli / Hungarian Sheepdog - With mouth open
LA-1372 Puli / Hungarian Sheepdog - With mouth open Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageHair Collection: Porter Rockwell / Cdv

Porter Rockwell / Cdv
ORRIN PORTER ROCKWELL American frontiersman, Utah pioneer and reputed Mormon Destroying Angel, photographed in June 1866

Background imageHair Collection: Japan - Geisha - See no evil, Hear no evil, speak no evil

Japan - Geisha - See no evil, Hear no evil, speak no evil
Japan - Three Geisha girls - miming the phrase See no evil, Hear no evil, speak no evil. Date: circa 1904

Background imageHair Collection: Django Reinhardt / Postcd

Django Reinhardt / Postcd
DJANGO REINHARDT (JEAN-BAPTISTE) French jazz guitarist, born in Belgium of gypsy parentage

Background imageHair Collection: Picture shows Ready Steady Go! presenter Cathy McGowan at the door of Biba Boutique in

Picture shows Ready Steady Go! presenter Cathy McGowan at the door of Biba Boutique in Kensington Church Street, West London. She is 2nd from the right, with her friend singer Cilla Black, far right

Background imageHair Collection: Alice, c. 1918, by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920)

Alice, c. 1918, by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920)
Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), Italian painter. Alice, c.1918. National Museum of Art. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageHair Collection: Tilda Swinton in Derek Jarmans Caravaggio (1986)

Tilda Swinton in Derek Jarmans Caravaggio (1986)

Background imageHair Collection: Dog - Bobtail lying in garden

Dog - Bobtail lying in garden
ME-1304 Dog - Old English Sheepdog lying in garden. Also known as: Bobtail Johan De Meester Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageHair Collection: Shirley Temple / Fox Films

Shirley Temple / Fox Films
SHIRLEY TEMPLE American child star of the 1930s

Background imageHair Collection: Struwwelpeter Cover

Struwwelpeter Cover
Struwwelpeter The cover of the book

Background imageHair Collection: Marie Curie / Photograph

Marie Curie / Photograph
MARIE CURIE Polish scientist

Background imageHair Collection: Flower in her Hair by David Wright

Flower in her Hair by David Wright
Lovely pin-up by David Wright depicting a slender woman in a strapless black evening dress at her dressing table fixing a flower into her swept up hair. c.1950

Background imageHair Collection: Female Barber Shaving

Female Barber Shaving
A female barber with a Marcel wave hairstyle holds down her client as she gives him a close shave, with a cut-throat razor!

Background imageHair Collection: Elsa Lanchester in James Whales Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Elsa Lanchester in James Whales Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Elsa Lanchester in Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Background imageHair Collection: Shirley Temple / Cake

Shirley Temple / Cake
SHIRLEY TEMPLE American child star of the 1930s, tucking into her birthday cake

Background imageHair Collection: Sergei Rachmaninov 1920

Sergei Rachmaninov 1920
SERGEI RACHMANINOV Russian composer

Background imageHair Collection: Queen Elizabeth I - Gingers Rule

Queen Elizabeth I - Gingers Rule
Queen Elizabeth I, Gingers Rule with ginger or red hair wearing an Elizabethan ruff and costume. Graphic design for a mug, T-Shirt, print or poster

Background imageHair Collection: NADIA-JULIETTE BOULANGER, French music teacher

NADIA-JULIETTE BOULANGER, French music teacher
NADIA-JULIETTE BOULANGER (1887-1979), French music teacher and conductor. Her students included Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, Lennox Berkeley, Virgil Thomson and Leonard Bernstein. Date: early 1960s

Background imageHair Collection: Highland Cattle

Highland Cattle Bull, Scotland

Background imageHair Collection: Tibetan Terrier Dog

Tibetan Terrier Dog
JD-3708 Tibetan Terrier Dog John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way. contact details: prints@ardea.com tel: 020 8318 1401

Background imageHair Collection: Coat & Fox Terrier 1927

Coat & Fox Terrier 1927
Wrap over coat in a small checked fabric with cuff detail, hip pockets, long fur roll collar & fur lining worn with court shoes & a cloche hat pulled over the eyes

Background imageHair Collection: Acme Moustache Guard

Acme Moustache Guard
The Acme Moustache Guard. Solid comfort while eating. No use for napkins - does not interfere with use of mouth. Made of gold or silver plate. Everyone should have one!

Background imageHair Collection: Geisha Playing Shamisen

Geisha Playing Shamisen
A young geisha practises on her shamisen

Background imageHair Collection: Gillette Razor Advert

Gillette Razor Advert
Begin early... shave yourself - the Gillette Safety Razor lives up to its name

Background imageHair Collection: Princess looking in a mirror

Princess looking in a mirror
A princess looking in a mirror, from The Black Princess. 20th century

Background imageHair Collection: Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) female with cub riding on back, Katmai National Park

Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) female with cub riding on back, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA, August

Background imageHair Collection: Abraham Lincoln, signed carte-de-visite, 1864 (vignette, mount, gold-ruled border, ink)

Abraham Lincoln, signed carte-de-visite, 1864 (vignette, mount, gold-ruled border, ink)
985820 Abraham Lincoln, signed carte-de-visite, 1864 (vignette, mount, gold-ruled border, ink) by Berger, Anthony (fl.1861-65); 10.1x6.1 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Abraham Lincoln)

Background imageHair Collection: Mary Pinnock as Ophelia by Julia Margaret Cameron

Mary Pinnock as Ophelia by Julia Margaret Cameron
Ophelia (Mary Pinnock) by Julia Margaret Cameron. Date: 1867

Background imageHair Collection: La Maison Moderne c. 1902 (poster) by Manuel Orazi (1898-1934) Location Musee des Arts Decoratifs

La Maison Moderne c. 1902 (poster) by Manuel Orazi (1898-1934) Location Musee des Arts Decoratifs
La Maison Moderne c.1902 (poster) by Manuel Orazi (1898-1934) Location Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France ?TopFoto

Background imageHair Collection: David Wright woman in short black underslip

David Wright woman in short black underslip
Elegant woman with red hair, wearing a short black, semi-transparent underslip. She is sitting on the edge of her dressing table, loosening her hair

Background imageHair Collection: A Scottish trench-barbers hair-dressing establishment

A Scottish trench-barbers hair-dressing establishment
A Scottish army barber is shown cutting another soldiers hair, August 1916

Background imageHair Collection: Get your Hair Cut

Get your Hair Cut
GET YOUR HAIR CUT A barber in his shop doorway and a group of people, including two jeering, pointing boys, ridicule a young mans long hair !

Background imageHair Collection: Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks (1906 - 1985), American silent film actress and dancer Date: 1928

Background imageHair Collection: Hair braiding, Dakar, Senegal, West Africa, Africa

Hair braiding, Dakar, Senegal, West Africa, Africa

Background imageHair Collection: Portrait of Hannah Rowett, Polperro, Cornwall. Around 1860

Portrait of Hannah Rowett, Polperro, Cornwall. Around 1860
Portrait of Hannah Rowett, born 1850, a cousin of Robert and Frank Rendle. Photographic print from the manuscript The History of Polperro by Thomas Q

Background imageHair Collection: Cartoon, Mermaids and U-Boats, WW1

Cartoon, Mermaids and U-Boats, WW1
Cartoon, Mermaids and U-Boats. Two mermaids and two fish are disturbed by a German U-boat which has a face like a shark. Date: 1917

Background imageHair Collection: Poole Pottery - Shaping a pot on the potters wheel

Poole Pottery - Shaping a pot on the potters wheel
Shaping a pot on the potters wheel. Poole Pottery was founded in 1873 on Poole quayside, where it continued to produce pottery by hand before moving its factory operations away from the quay in 1999



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"Hair: A Timeless Expression of Beauty, Power, and Identity" In the realm of art, it has always held a significant place. From the iconic Praying Girl in Roberto Ferruzzi's 19th-century Italian painting to the meticulously groomed Cub Scouts participating in Operation Shoeshine, hair symbolizes innocence and discipline. But it is not only about purity; it also embodies strength and rebellion. Just like Queen Boudica of the Iceni Tribe who braided her fiery locks before leading her people into battle or Jesus Healing The Sick with his divine touch that could mend both bodies and souls, and are be a reflection of brilliance too. Take Paul Dirac, Nobel laureate in Physics 1933, whose unruly mane mirrored his genius mind. Or Miss Jane Bowles captured by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1775 - her elaborate hairstyle signifying elegance and sophistication. Throughout history, it has been an object of desire as well. The sensuous Venus of Urbino painted by Titian in 1538 showcases cascading golden tresses that exude allure and seduction. And who can forget Vidal Sassoon's revolutionary haircut from 1962? It epitomized modernity and transformed hairstyling forever. Sometimes, hair becomes synonymous with character portrayal onscreen too. Elsa Lanchester's electrifying frizz in James Whales' Bride of Frankenstein (1935) perfectly embodied otherworldly beauty mixed with horror. Meanwhile, Gabrielle Coco Chanel revolutionized fashion by introducing short bob hairstyles that liberated women from societal norms. Hair even weaves its way into literature through enchanting illustrations like Goblin Market by Pauline Baynes or tales where princesses gaze at their reflections while combing their lustrous locks – a metaphor for self-discovery amidst vanity. From religious icons to artistic masterpieces to cultural revolutions – "hair" transcends time and space as an emblematic feature of humanity. It tells stories, expresses emotions, and defines identities.