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Hair History & Styling

Research resources for the study and styling of hair.

Finding Art Images

Online Databases



Books and ebooks can provide a more in-depth look at a topic, place, design style, or historical moment. You can search our digital and in-library collections simultaneously by title, author, subject, or keyword via LibrarySearch. Click Advanced Search for additional search criteria (like material type, language, year, etc.).


Materials in the library are organized by subject. Browsing the shelves of the library in-person can help you discover new work, materials, inspiration, and connections. Listed below are general call number ranges for hair history, hair styling, beauty, and a few art and portraiture sections we discussed in class:


  • GT495-499 - Human body and its parts; Personal beauty
  • N - Arts
  • N5600-5700s - Greek and Roman art
  • ND - Painting
  • ND1300-1337 - Painting -- Portraits
  • PN2067-2068 - Theatrical costume and makeup design
  • TT950-979 - Hairdressing; Beauty culture; Barbers' work