Story: Personal grooming

Hair spa, 1867

Hair spa, 1867

W. Brice, a Christchurch ‘coiffeur’ (hairdresser), advertised the opening of an extension to his salon in 1867. The equivalent of a 21st-century hair spa, it offered baths, showers, brushware, perfumes and – instead of the herbal teas of the 2000s – tobacco and cigars.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Press, 3 May 1867, p. 2

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Bronwyn Dalley, 'Personal grooming - Hairstyling and hair removal', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/38753/hair-spa-1867 (accessed 14 July 2020)

Story by Bronwyn Dalley, published 5 Sep 2013