Men’s hair Archive

In search of the perfect quiff

The starting point for Pieter’s AW16 menswear collection was a photograph from 1979 of Brian Ridley and Lyle Heeter by Robert Mapplethorpe. It’s a double portrait in a homely living room, of two men side by side, in leather and chains. One wears a cap, the other… well, his hair is fabulous. Pieter’s models were each styled in variations on the ultimate quiff, soft and …

Kate Moss' hair stylist: 'British people wear their hair as a tribal badge'

In this country we’re so hair conscious – we push the boundaries. There’s a particular link between the British teenager and hair: young people wear a style as a tribal badge. Maybe it’s because we’re such a small country with so many people squeezed in, you have to find a way to stand out. I feel we’re in danger of losing that tradition a little …

Philip Kingsley obituary

Philip Kingsley, who has died aged 86, began his career sweeping hair from the floor of a Bethnal Green salon, and broke through the shame barrier around thin or limp locks in both sexes to become the senior trichologist for celebrities and the beauty business. Kingsley took hair, and its effect on confidence, seriously, and made of his affinity with it a considerable business in …