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With the wars of religions, during the monarchical Europe, towards the 17th century, the center of hairdressing moved from Italy to France.

With the fall of the Roman Empire, Europe was ruled by ecclesiastical powers, whom influenced very much, the hairstyles of the time.

Despite the furious blond trend in ancient Rome, many Romans were also supporters of dark hair and even completely black hair.

The first barbers in Sicily were introduced in the Ancient Rome by Ticinio Menas, the first representative of hairdressers, around the year 350 BC.

Coiffure Legendaire: the (Hair) Gods of Olympus

Sunday, 09 March 2014 12:16
Published in Education

The hair and beards of the men of Ancient Greece era were inspired by their great heroes: Achilles, Menelaus, Paris... and were described by Homer as beautiful men with long abundant curls.

Coiffure Legendaire: Hair Like an Egyptian

Sunday, 02 March 2014 12:46
Published in Education

The Egyptian civilization was a society which paid much attention to beauty and fashion. The vast majority of the Egyptian population used wigs and not just to to disguise baldness… wigs were used because of imperatives hygienic, religious and/or aesthetic.

Coiffure Legendaire: the story of the Carita sisters

Sunday, 23 February 2014 15:12
Published in Look

The name Carita has become a synonym of top hairdressing. The name Carita became known as the signature hairdressers of major luxury and prestige in Europe.

Nicknamed the Napoleon of Hairdressing, Croisat triumphed in the world of hairdressing in the first half of the nineteenth century, laying the foundations for modern training and professional hairdressing magazines.

Coiffure Legendaire: The Great Marcel

Sunday, 02 February 2014 00:31
Published in Education

Inventor of the curling tongs bearing his name, which defined the fashion of late 19th century and early 20th known as the: 'Marcel Wave' or simply 'Marcelling'...

This is the story of an extremely unusual book, published in Paris in 1694, against the luxurious hairstyles carrying the courtesans of the time, especially the mythical 'Fontange' hairstyle making so much buzz at the time...

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