"Hairstyles: Ancient to Present" is not only the most comprehensive survey of hairstyles ever published, it is also a visual celebration of this remarkably inventive cultural phenomenon from ancient Greek tresses and 18th century powdered wigs to Art Deco bobs and Punk spikes to the latest directions in the world of hairdressing today. Sumptuously illustrated and authoritatively researched, this book showcases an amazing array of wonderfully imaginative styles, while also demonstrating the remarkable skill of their creators. This unique publication includes over 1,000 hairstyles - from beautiful Victorian chignons to Fifties ponytails to the work of today's top stylists. Page after page of visual inspiration, "Hairstyles: Ancient to Present" also contextualises through its accompanying texts the historical and cultural relevance of hairdressing in society as well as analysing its role as a signifier of female social status. "Hairstyles: Ancient to Present" is an essential book that every hairstylist must own. This publication will also appeal to every woman because hair is a universal feature of feminine beauty. As Martin Luther noted, 'Hair is the richest ornament of women'.