“Hair is a powerful symbol. It is an extension of our identity, attitudes and beliefs”
Anthony & Pat Mascolo

Across the globe, we place enormous value on hair. Some is purely aesthetic, and millions of us spend hours grooming and maintaining it.

But if we dig deeper, we can come to understand its value beyond this, its social and cultural significance across universal subjects which affect us all, in one way or another. Inextricably linked to our ideas surrounding identity, gender, race and religion, hair is a powerful symbol. It is an extension of our identity, attitudes and beliefs.

 

Through hair we express our individuality, conform to uniformity, or show our dedication to a specific subculture, tribe or lifestyle.

Here we explore the world of hair creatives in the broadest sense. We cast a focus on anyone working with hair, across creative disciplines. From the hairdressers, barbers and wigmakers using it as a medium for their craft, the photographers capturing hair culture across the globe, and the artists and activists challenging perceptions of hair and its role in shaping our sense of identity.

INFRINGE is the Anthropology of Hair. We hope that you will find the content interesting and thought provoking.

Anthony & Pat Mascolo

INFRINGE
Editors-in-Chief + Creative Directors Anthony and Pat Mascolo Managing Director Allan Hogg Features + Art Direction Emma de Clercq Design + Art Direction Nathan Dytor Web Development Chris Fernandes Photographer Panos Damaskinidis Filmmaker Antonio Celotto Research Assistants Natalia Parsons, Alex Mascolo PA to Editors-in-Chief Elena Unugur

Contributors

Akos Bodi / Jiv D / Michael Lindsay / Robert Lobetta

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