Yet another clipping from The Book of English Trades. This time let's take a look at the hair-dresser of Regency England. ☺
"The Hair-Dresser cuts and dresses ladies' and gentlemen's hair; he also makes wigs and braids, and in most cases, the business includes the art of shaving.
The Hair-Dresser who is represented in the plate engaged in his profession, requires a pair of scissars, combs, a pair of curling-irons, some powder and pomatum, as well as razors, and a strap and hone; all things too well known to stand in need of description.
The principal requisites in a Hair-Dresser, are a light hand, an aptness in catching the changing fashions of the times, and a taste to improve upon them."
It also talks about the fashion involved and the history of hair dressing, facial hair, and wigs. Very interesting reading. ☺
*Clipped from The Book of English Trades (1818), p. 186. Get the Google e-book HERE.
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