Hairstyles

ROLL SET

Variations on perming rods have been used to transform the texture of the hair for thousands of years – Babylonians, Assyrians and Egyptians all heated their own versions of cylindrical objects to create lasting curls. The first commercial permanent waves were based...

HENNA

Henna has been used to colour and condition hair for more than 6,000 years. The first recorded use dates back to ancient Egypt, when it wasn't just for aesthetics but was also believed to be effective in warding off evil spirits. These magical properties meant it was...

BLUE RINSE

The blue rinse was developed in the 1930s as a new technique to combat yellow tones in ageing white hair – like a precursor to modern purple shampoos. Applied correctly, it created a sleek platinum silver effect. When applied with a more heavy hand, or left to process...

ASYMMETRICAL

Asymmetrical cuts gained popularity in the 1960s when the trailblazing Vidal Sassoon created geometric hairstyles that were more architectural and graphic than anything that had gone before. Inspired by his interest in Bauhaus architecture and modernity, Sassoon...

BANTU KNOTS

Dating back centuries, Bantu knots are twists of individual hair or braids that are wrapped around to form a tight knot. Styled by sectioning the hair into small partings all over the head, Bantu knots can be worn as a protective style as is, or used to achieve...

DURAG

From Solange’s diamante-encrusted design at the Met Gala in 2018 to Symone from RPDR’s runway look with a 10’ train, the durag has transitioned from functional haircare to a bonafide fashion accessory in the 90s and now, to a mainstream style statement in its own...

FROHAWK

From its Native American origins to its punk heyday, the mohawk has always been a purposefully statement look. The essence of the mohawk cut sees the head shaved all over save for a central strip, which is then generally styled in gravity defying spikes.  Modern...

VICTORY ROLLS

Named for the looping stunts performed by fighter pilots, VIctory Rolls have become synonymous with 1940s glamour – and with the modern pin-up girl look that has its roots in the era.  Victory Rolls became popular during World War II because they served a...

WIDE-TOOTH COMBS

Combs have been used for grooming since prehistoric times and in the days before regular shampooing, were primarily used to keep the hair clean. Although early combs are amongst the most ancient human artefacts in existence, they’re remarkably similar to those we use...

RED HAIR

Throughout history, red hair has been variously associated with witches, vampires and the devil; generally, the notion goes that it’s different, therefore it’s not to be trusted. With less than 2% of the world’s population naturally red haired, it’s no wonder it...