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Hairdressing and history?

Hairdressing has a long history that dates back to ancient civilizations. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all had their own unique hairstyles and grooming practices, and they employed skilled hairdressers to care for their hair. In ancient Egypt, hairdressers were considered to be highly skilled professionals and were often depicted in hieroglyphics and tomb paintings. In ancient Greece, hairdressing was associated with the gods and was considered a sacred practice. In ancient Rome, hairdressers were highly respected members of society and were often called upon to create elaborate hairstyles for important events.

During the Middle Ages, hairdressing was mainly a task performed by monks and nuns in monasteries.

In the 18th century, hairdressing became more of a profession, with the opening of the first hairdressing salons in Paris. These salons were typically owned and operated by women, and they offered a variety of services including hair cutting, styling, and coloring.

In the 20th century, hairdressing continued to evolve as new tools and techniques were developed, and it became an increasingly important part of the fashion and beauty industries. Today, hairdressing is a well-established profession with hairdressers trained in various aspects of hair styling, cutting and coloring, and are certified by the government bodies.


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