27 May 2022

Anthropology of Hair: Anthony & Pat Mascolo Launch Infringe #2

Infringe – Anthropology of Hair is a unique publication for anyone with a passion for hair. Originally started as an online project, the first print edition was published in June 2017. Infringe issue 2, being launched on April 26th this year at The Library Space in London.

Infringe takes on a very different viewpoint on hair, exploring  the medium across all creative disciplines – both as an art form as well as its effects on culture, photography and fashion. Inside you’ll find conversations with hair creatives including industry legend Trevor Sorbie and New York hair artist Bob Recine, as well as many of today’s rising stars in the industry, including salon owners, colourists, barbers and session workers.



Exploring the cultural impact of hair, Infringe spoke to designer Sanne Visser, who creates cutting edge products out of discarded hair, and met anthropologist Emma Tarlo, whose latest book delves into the fascinating, mostly hidden world of the human hair trade. For this issue Infringe travelled extensively to capture stories, the highlight being a visit to Tokyo, by the entire team, where they observed and documented some fascinating hair rituals.

When we launched our first printed issue of Infringe in 2017, we were so excited to share our ongoing exploration of the vast world of hair culture and creativity,” explain Anthony and Pat. “Issue 1 was absolutely packed full of stories focusing on the fringes of our industry, and dug into the lesser-seen elements of the hair world. At the back of our minds we had a niggling worry… would we run out of hair stories to tell? Far from it – we’ve been completely overwhelmed with the wonderful response to the first issue, and the many, many people who have got in touch from all over the world since its release, to share their own hair stories. If anything, it’s made us realise when it comes to the world of hair, we’ve barely even scratched the surface. It was with this in mind that we set off to start Issue 2.”

For more information and where to buy, please visit www.infringe.com


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