Pop Chart Lab’s mission is to render the world in the form of charts, covering a wide range of popular culture subjects, my favourite being this one.
“A Visual Compendium of Notable Haircuts in Popular Music” is a limited edition print that as the name clearly states offers illustrations of music’s most memorable styles. The illustrations are just of the hair (including facial hair where applicable) without faces, but they are all pretty easy to recognise – although initial and surname are given below just in case. As you would expect McCartney’s mop top, Ziggy Stardust era Bowie and Morrissey’s quiff are in there, but with plenty of others too. The print measures 18 by 24 inches and has been signed by the artists.
Buy it online from the Pop Chart Lab priced $25.
We've shown you some practical guides to vintage hairdressing but for a different approach you may want to pick up a copy of Hairstyles: Ancient to Present.
Written by Charlotte Fiell and published by her Fiell Publishing company, it's a huge doorstopper of a book: with over one thousand images and 576 pages of hair inspiration. It charts some of the most elaborate styles throughout history, going right back to ancient Greece, but with plenty of twentieth-century fancy folicles to explore too. There's the flapper bob, Twiggy's crop and the mohawk just for starters.
It's not a cheap buy – the book is priced £49.95 and is currently available on Amazon for £47.75 – but potentially a sound investment if you are considering a new hairstyle.