Monday, October 28, 2013

Hairdressers and museums

We recently visited Wakefield College in Glasshoughton to ask some hairdressing students to help us put together a display for Castleford Forum Museum.  The students were asked to choose a selection of 'beauty' objects and images from our collection - including early curling tongs and hairnets.

Hairdressing students examine equipment of the past!

The students also looked through old hairdressing books for inspiration
The students were asked to create something of their own, to be displayed alongside the museum objects, and they chose to create a Roman hairstyle, inspired by the Roman hairpins that will be on display.

Head of a Roman hairpin from Castleford
An amazing Roman hairstyle by students at Wakefield College

To go on display in Castleford Forum Museum
We are also really excited to announce that a group of the hairdressing students have offered come and take part on our Fabulous Forties Vintage evening at Wakefield Museum on Wednesday 6th November (5-7.30pm). 

So if you like vintage style, or have ever wondered what you would look like with Victory Rolls, come along and get the look!  The event is free.  See previous blog post for more info!
Get into the swing with a 40's style hairdo courtesy of Wakefield College
We seem to be all about hair at the moment!  Our new exhibition in Wakefield Museum - Men in the Mirror - opened on Saturday, in time to get those top lips limbered up ready for Movember!

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