Story: Personal grooming

Barbers' equipment

Barbers' equipment

Shown here is a range of shaving and hair-trimming equipment – the oldest piece is the cut-throat razor, bottom left. Also shown are (moving clockwise) a hair trimmer, an electric razor, a manual hair trimmer and a safety razor (named in comparison to the cut-throat razor). Apart from the trimmer, this equipment would be primarily used by a barber rather than a women’s hairdresser.

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Owaka Museum
Reference: 2011.192

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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