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Laurent Philippon’s Book of Hair History

Jan Hillenmeyer | October 3, 2013 | 11:57 AM
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Tutsi man, 1923, Photo courtesy of NEU Usumbura.
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Wig by Antoine de Paris.
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Hair by Laurent Philippon, photography by Anthony Maule, 2011.
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Performance artist Amanda Lepore as the Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe. Hair by Laurent Philippon. Photography by David LaChapelle.
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Natalie Portman in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Hair by Sue Love. Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm.
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Laurent Philippon’s Book of Hair HistoryParis-born stylist and member of the Bumble and bumble Salon styling team Laurent Philippon is the author of Hair: Fashion and Fantasy, a book that  celebrates the art and craft of hair styling with a collection of stunning photographs and commentary.

Philippon, who creates his own iconic styles, highlights hair creations from past, present and future. Hair: Fashion and Fantasy examines the importance of hair throughout history, the status that it conferred in various cultures and societies (think Marie Antoinette) and the creativity it inspired. The book compiles the work of some of the world’s greatest stylists, designers and photographers.

From African tribal looks to current celebrity styles, here is a sample of the styles featured in Hair: Fashion and Fantasy by Laurent Philippon.

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