'You're only as good as your last haircut' - Fran Lebowitz
An unabashed and fun guide to the most popular men's hairstyles of the 20th century.
Features the most fashionable and retro men's hairstyles of the past 50 years, including- the Brylcreem Look, Crew Cut, Ivy League, Madison Ave, Mohawk, Undercut, Caesar, Italiano, Afro and Teddyboy, among others. Packed with fascinating anecdotes, information on how to achieve the 'total look' and instructions on how to cut each style. Fully illustrated with vintage photographs and quirky line drawings by popular Italian artist Matteo Guarnaccia.
Explores the tradition of the barber shop throughout the 1940s, 50s and 60s and its recent resurgence in popularity. The perfect gift for everyone interested in style and fashion. Ideal for father's day, birthdays and other gift occasions.
For me, it's all about the haircut. I actually go to the barbershop every five days.' - Vinny Guadagnino
"A natty new volume from Phaidon, The Barber Book, is the most comprehensive and stylish treatise yet on everything related to our hair and how we wear it." -AskMen "This guide to the essential cut and styles since of dawn of rock 'n' roll picks out the cream of the proverbial crop. ...take it to your barber and point to your favourite" -ShortList "packed with a rich array of archive photography and illustrations for you to copy" -Toni & Guy Magazine "We can tell the world who we are through our haircut." -The Herald "You're only as good as your last haircut." -Fran Lebowitz "For me, it's all about the haircut. I actually go to the barbershop every five days." -Vinny Guadagnino "It's a great read... it'd make an ace gift for any man that's into his grooming" -Topman "The bible of men's hairdos... makes you think deeper about the cultural significance of hair." -UrbanDaddy