An interesting piece of Tonsorial History. This picture was used in Government Posters warning of the dangers of Big Hair.
Both the girls in the picture died shortly it was taken. All their masses of hair drew all the goodness from their bodies and they wasted away, becoming shrivelled, withered, walking skeletons very much like Victoria Beckham, before they died.
At the Governments request, Mary Quant produced a much healthier style, the famous Mary Quant hair style. Posters saying “If you want big hair buy a wig” appeared and showing the doomed duo, appeared on Carnaby Street and places frequented by the ‘With It’ leaders of fashion.
With the current epidemic of Obesity perhaps it is time Big Hair made a comeback.??