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The Hairdresser in History: Around 1800

Trusted with our appearances (and sometimes even our secrets), the hairdresser holds a unique place in contemporary culture.

Hairstyles have changed drastically since the 19th Century, yet those who create them remain a source of intrigue as leaders of fashion. Join Dr Seán Williams, a Germanic Studies specialist in our School of Languages and Cultures, for a fascinating insight into representations of the hairdresser through history.

To explore more of Dr Seán Williams' research, visit his homepage or follow him on Twitter at @WiggishHistory.