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Hair History & Styling

Research resources for the study and styling of hair.

What's in This Guide

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This guide provides an overview of library resources and services that support the study and styling of hair. Navigate the tabs on the left for help finding:

  • General research pathways for context research
  • Images for period or context research
  • Video of performances or production techniques
  • Technical references, standards, and subject-specific resources (organized by department)

Spaces, Collections, and Research Help


  • Need a space to study, hold a production meeting, map out a timeline on a large whiteboard, or collaboratively (re)view a performance? Find a space.
  • Want to exhibit or perform in the library? Contact Sarah (


  • Need a book or film that we don't have? We'll do our best to get it for you through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Have ideas for titles/areas of study that would benefit our permanent collection? Request a purchase.


Your Library Liaison is here to help you with research, to assist with locating or acquiring books/magazines/other resources, and help you integrate the library into your projects, classroom, production, or exhibition.

Feel free to call, email, or stop by with questions!

Contact your Library Liaison

Have a question about collections, the library, or your research? Reach out to our school liaisons: