Available until the 14th July 2021 only!
The 1960s were an exciting era of social upheaval and cultural change, reflected in the youthquake of new music, fashion, and hairstyles.
With the progression of the liberated attitudes of the Swinging Sixties, androgynous styles developed, from shaggy mop-tops for men to pixie crops for women.
Hair kept pace with, or perhaps even accelerated, fashion and social directions as men’s hair got longer and women’s shorter.
Prior to the superstar hairdressers of the 1960s, it was expected that women would spend hours having their hair cut, set, and styled during their weekly vital salon visits.
With Vidal Sassoon‘s inventions of the 60s bobs, geometric crops, and the five-point cut, women were liberated from the traditional time-consuming ritual of dressing hair – with a modernist haircut they could wash & go with their minimalist style falling perfectly into place.
Adopted by the Mod girls of Carnaby Street and the King’s Road, the short cuts complemented their minimalist wardrobe and Mod boyfriends, as well as enabling hair to look good even after a windswept jaunt on a Vespa or Lambretta.
Ready-to-wear hair was so forward-thinking and liberating that it created superstars of the hairdressers of the time, including Vidal Sassoon and the House of Leonard, with some becoming global brands and other hairstylists even modelling for fashion companies.
There are no images more quintessentially 1960s than the photographs taken by Vic Singh of Vidal Sassoon‘s sharp and minimalist hairstyles at the time. An official collaboration with Rex Shutterstock, Art & Hue has transformed the iconic photographs into stylish pop art prints, available in a choice of 19 colours and three sizes.