Bad Hair: A Collection of Bad Hairstyles So Bad You Can't Look Away

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A hair-raising journey through the era when big was king.

In the beginning, there was the hair. And some of the hair was bad, but it was small. As men and women everywhere worked to improve and increase their lot, however, they stumbled onto some of humankind's most miraculous innovations: spray, gel, mousse, crimping irons, and of course, the perm. With these new tools, people everywhere suddenly found themselves able to coax their lank, ...

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Overview

A hair-raising journey through the era when big was king.

In the beginning, there was the hair. And some of the hair was bad, but it was small. As men and women everywhere worked to improve and increase their lot, however, they stumbled onto some of humankind's most miraculous innovations: spray, gel, mousse, crimping irons, and of course, the perm. With these new tools, people everywhere suddenly found themselves able to coax their lank, lifeless tresses toward glorious new heights. The age of big hair had begun.

Now, the greatest of these bouffants, afros, rakes, beehives, and Flock-of-Seagulls have been plucked from their spots in hairdressers' windows and given the respect they so clearly demand. Bigger and badder than you ever dreamed possible, Big Hair goes out to all those people of yesteryear who were unafraid to think BIG.

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In the grand tradition of The Mullet, Bloomsbury USA's previous foray into the world of unfortunate coiffures, Innes-Smith and Webb celebrate poor hair choices, from shaggy Fab Four 'dos to feathered sides, and from asymmetrical bobs to intricately structured curls and waves. Missing are the comb-overs, the skullets (the bald-on-top, long-in-back look) and the synthetic rugs that also warrant the insult of the book's title, but since the photos are culled from hairdressers' windows, such an absence is understandable: these were styles people felt proud of! The pictures, which were taken over the last 30 years, are unfortunately not dated; still, one might venture to propose that the 70s were particularly unflattering for men, and that the 80s were a rough decade for women. This volume is briefly diverting, and even quite funny, but, as the jacket copy admits, there isn't much to be said about a group of pictures all designed to elicit a single response: "Wow, that's bad hair." (Nov.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582343297
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 11/15/2002
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 12.28 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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Bad Hair is James Innes Smith's and Henrietta Webb's first book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2004

    Gives me a new look

    This was a brillant Book it helped me discover my hair and IDENITY. I would like to thank the Author so much for helping me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2003

    O My goodness!!

    I havn't read this book, but just by loooking at the cover, I cringe at the thought of some of these haircuts!!!! WOW! I'm giving this book 4*s just for an impressive cover pic and a very, VERY true title. You really can't look away!!!

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