Story: Personal grooming

Barbershop, 1976 (1st of 2)

Barbershop, 1976

Arthur Cooper is shown here in his barbershop in Jervois Road, Auckland, in 1976. At this point men's hairdressing was in decline. Longer hair meant fewer visits to the barber, and without the frequent trims required by the very short hair that had been standard for decades, many businesses closed.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Reference: N2.32
Photograph by Robin Morrison

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How to cite this page:

Bronwyn Dalley, 'Personal grooming - Hairstyling and hair removal', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 August 2022)

Story by Bronwyn Dalley, published 5 Sep 2013