The secret of hairdressing, how much do you know?

 In Hair Salon Design

The origin of hairdressing has a long history, it has been around since 2000 BC. At this time, the ancient Egyptians had begun to recognize the importance of hairdressing, and opened barbershops to provide hairdressing services. It also marked the beginning of hairdressing history.

By 1400 BC, the ancient Greeks began to invent the barber knife, and the production technology of this knife was greatly improved, and they combined sharp saw blades with copper tubes for better shaving.


Ancient Roman period

During the ancient Roman period, hairdressing services became more developed, they not only provided hairdressing services, but also provided care services, such as shampoo, hair care, use of hair care agents, etc., in addition, they also made hair care creams to protect the hair and make the hair more supple.

The Middle Ages

After entering the Middle Ages, barber services developed rapidly, and many barbershops appear in the city, and barbers were also call “barbers”. These barbers can not only shave for their clients, but also form special hairstyles for their clients.

In the 18th century

There were major advances in barber technology, and barbers began to use new type tools, such as razors and combs, it allowed them to cut hair faster and with better results. In addition, barbers began to use hair conditioners to make hair look silky and easier to manage.

In the 19th century

The technology of cutting hair made great progress, and barbers began to use more advanced tools, such as shampoos, conditioners, and electric clippers, which could better protect the hair and make it softer and easier to manage.

In the 20th century

Barber technology was further developed, barbers began to use electric razors, hair stylists also began to use hair dryers and curlers to complete the hair job. In addition, hairdressers are also starting to use new types of hair care products, such as conditioner, hair care oil, etc., which help keep hair soft and shiny.

From ancient Egypt to modern times, the technology of haircutting has been developing, from sharp saw blades and copper tubes to new electric razors, the development of haircutting technology has brought more convenience and comfort to people. A haircut is not only a beauty service, but also a way to relax and make people feel the peace of mind and body.

Barber‘s pole

Most of the hair shops that girls like to patronize will have a rotating column of red, white and blue in front of them, but why is this? In fact, there are many different versions of this in the world, and the public is more recognized by these two versions.


The first version

Because barbers have different knives in their hands, they are light and will not hurt the vital point, so the main part-time barber was also bloodletting, and then in 1540 London established the barber trade union, the constitution of the union stipulates that one of the duties of the barber is to be a bloodletting doctor, at that time bloodletting is to let the patient hold a column. After the bloodletting is finish, the gauze is tightly wrap to stop bleeding. When there is no business, the gauze is wrap around the cylinder and placed outside the door, indicating that there is a bloodletting doctor. Later, the three colors on the lamp post represent arteries, veins and gauze, which has also become a sign of the hair stylist’s medical practice and barber. Later, surgeons and barbers split up, but the three-color column has been copy in various countries ever since.

The second version

On the eve of the French Revolution, there was a barber shop that was the activity stronghold of the revolutionary party members. In order to get rid of the pursuit of a revolutionary, he had been cover by a hair stylist. After the Great Revolution overthrew the feudal dynasty, in order to recognize this hair stylist and make this contribution to the revolution, the red, white and blue flag was wrap on the column in front of the shop. Then other hairdressers saw it and followed suit, and used it to advertise revolutionary tendencies. And then the world slowly accepted these things and formed this tradition.

Skilled barbers specialize in styling people with different facial shapes: shaving beards, cheeks, washing hair, lighting hair, etc. It soon made the hair cutting trend popular in the streets and gradually became a beauty care behavior.


The origin of perm

It is said that Egypt is the first place in the world to invent perm. At that time, women rolled their hair on a stick, coated it with alkaline mud containing a lot of borax, dried it in the sun, and then washed off the mud, and the hair appeared beautiful curls. Around 1872, the French beautician Marouyale invented the technique of perm hair with fire tanner in Paris.

Around 1900, Wiarz Nesra invented the perm technique of curling human hair on an iron rod, coating it with drugs such as sodium bisalite, and then heating it with a fire clip to keep the hair curved for a longer time.

In 1905, the German Nesra invent the lye shampoo, which can keep the hair curl for a long time, and even grow new hair before it is finish, so some people call it “permanent curl”.

The electric blanking technique is say to have been develop by American beautician Charles Naille.

Chemical perms were invent in the United States in 1937 by Jay Speakman and others in the United Kingdom.

Chemical scalding operation is safe, hair luster, natural curling, easy to comb, hair is not easy to scatter. After World War II, this method was introduce into Japan and slowly spread to China.

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