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Phaidon's The Barber Book takes you through the 20th Century's most popular hairstyles

From the mohawk to the undercut.
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Barbering is bigger than ever and this year Phaidon is taking us to class on the history of some of the 20th century's most famous hairstyles: 

"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."


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