So I found a website where you can search tons of photos of amazing hair styles by DECADE! There are archives from the 1950’s to now, and these photos are no joke. Style, length, colour are also search parameters. You can search using all four and amuse yourself for hours. It’s not just for the ladies, there are male styles as well.
Hairdressers Journal Interactive is the name of this invaluable site. It is a British site which makes even more magnificent and they use the word “hairdresser” which I also do. I think it is way cooler than “stylist.” I think I have offended stylists by calling them hairdressers before. Is this a non PC term?
Go ahead – search “avant garde” and “1970’s” and you will have 38 images to look through. Search “quiff” and “1960’s” and there are 16. “Asymmetric” and “short” with no decade selected gets you 263 results. I just did a search for men’s long hair in any decade and there were 101 photos. I had to close the window because it was too awesome.
It’s also some kind of super helpful online community for people in the hair biz, but I just use it to fuel my desire to live in decades past, and to annoy my hairdresser. These three photos I showed to my hairdresser, and said “combine these please!”