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Americans at Work: Barbers - 1959

The way to beauty may not be the most attractive, but the admiring glances that result are worth it.
- Americans at Work: Barbers

There is much tradition – In Greece, getting hair cut could be a social occasion, where men would discuss the issues of the day while having their hair trimmed and beards curled.  

Still today, the barber acts as a listener and sometime counselor of his clients.

Hair Dress Through The Ages - 1950

In this lighthearted documentary, a news announcer fumbles his way through reporting the history of hairdressing.

Not surprisingly, it  begins in France, on the Dordogne River, many thousands of years ago. A caveman, annoyed with long hair that interferes with his work, uses a fishbone to keep his hair in place.

It is perhaps the first record of the man-bun.

Fast-forward a few thousand years to Babylon, where ancient sculptures show that they not only curled their hair, but coiffed their beards.

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