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Beehives, Bobs and Blow-dries is an new exhibition exploring the social history and cultural significance of hairdressing. Co-curated by hairdresser Andrew Barton, the event runs from 17 February – 7 April 2018 at The Civic, Barnsley. Below, we take a look at some of the works on show.

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A young woman presents her hairdressing diploma. Image: The Harry Jacobs Collection / Lambeth Archives
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Hairdressing department, Barnsley British Co-operative Society, South Yorkshire, 1957. Image: © Heritage Images/Michael Walter
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Traditional Hairdresser in Nottingham, 1996. Image: © Honey Salvadori
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Leslie Frances Salon in Competition, Blackpool, early 1962. Images: © Leslie Frances Archive
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In Your Dreams, 1955. From Ken Russell’s series Last of the Teddy Girls. Image: TopFoto/Ken Russell
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Ronson Escort 2000 Hairdryer. Image: © Wakefield Museums
Bat Cave One-Nighter Club at Gossips (also known as Billy’s) Meard Street Soho 1983
The Bat Cave at Gossips, Meard St, Soho, 1983. Image: © Honey Salvadori
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Hairdresser’s Journal’s 2016 Afro Hairdresser of the Year. Hair by Robert Eaton and Karla Ancliffe-Smith. Image: © Russell Eaton Salons
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Hair headdress sculpted by Joanne Petit Frere, photographed by Delphine Diallo. Image: © Delphine Diallo
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Beehives, Bobs and Blow-dries is at The Civic, Barnsley from 17 February – 7 April 2018
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