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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.

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.

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...

Coiffure Legendaire: The Magic of Ancient Combs

Sunday, 19 January 2014 13:39
Published in Education

Present in everyday life from thousands of years ago, the comb is a huge part in the evolution of the image of men and women throughout history.

With short hair styles being 'on fire' thanks to celebrities such as Charlize Theron, Miley Cyrus or Jennifer Lawrence, we take a look back to remember the first short hair cut that became a sensation in Europe at the end of the 18th century... the Titus haircut.

These days the Museum of Human Evolution in Atapuerca (Burgos) has witnessed a brilliant lecture by the most renowned historian of world of hairdressing, Raffel Pages. Let's walk with him through the dawn of Roman hairdressing...

Coiffure Legendaire: the Saddened Lord wig

Sunday, 17 November 2013 13:27
Published in Education

Today at Estetica USA we discovered a real wig from a lord/judge dating back to 1750! It now rests on an enigmatic mannequin head made in Germany... the 'Saddened Lord'!

Starting with this piece, we are introducing a Sunday series of the most unusual finds from the history of our profession. These pieces we will be sharing are from the most important museum of our profession, the Museum of History of Hairdressing of Raffel Pages.

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