Beehives, Bobs & Blow-dries
17 February - 7 April 2018
An exhibition dedicated to the history of hairdressing and hair technology makes its international debut at The Civic in February 2018.
Through this unique collaboration between curator, renowned celebrity hair-stylist Andrew Barton and leading fashion research consultant and academic Donna Bevan, will explore the key hair-styles and technological innovations from the 1950s onwards.
The hairdressing salon and its role as a pillar of the community is explored, with the importance of hairdressers in the community and the meaning of hair as a form of self-expression illustrated through local research and loans from national archives.
The exhibition also charts the cultural and economic shifts which influence those keys styles, using photography, modern and historical objects and a series of wigs supplied by Banbury Postiche and exclusively styled by Andrew Barton.
Not content with nostalgia, the exhibition charts the advancements in design, evolution and creativity and also looks forward to the future of hair and salon design.
Sponsored by L'Oréal and Banbury Postiche