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Artificial Hair Additions

Shari Sims

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Global Perspectives, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Whether to change hair’s texture, length, add color or fabulously fake ornamentation, hair extensions have become incredibly popular in the early 21st century, leading to hair (and feather) shortages, price wars, celebrity endorsements, and even thefts. The process of hair extension, though, actually has an impressive history--and a wide range of options from permanent to temporary. This article will explore the hair fashion’s new popularity as well as the techniques, tools, fashion and star styl


Steven Zdatny (ed)

Source: Hairstyles and Fashion. A Hairdresser’s History of Paris, 1910–1920, 1999, Berg Fashion Library

Book chapter

It will, I imagine, be generally conceded that Marcel waving constitutes for the ladies’ hairdresser a great Trade improvement – an excellent means of enhancing the appearance of the human hair and of the feminine headdress. From the point of view of the public, Marcel waving is indisputably an important element in the ladies’ toilet. Consequently, it will not – it cannot – disappear. But its great popularity, which was described, and not without reason, as bordering almost on a craze, undoubtedl

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