The Barber Book

Author(s): Phaidon Press


A fun and instructive guide to the most popular men's hairstyles of the 20th century

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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Product Information

"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

Illustrated by Italian artist Matteo Guarnaccia

General Fields

  • : 9780714871042
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : March 2016
  • : 184mm X 124mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Phaidon Press
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 646.7240904
  • : 192
  • : illustrations