About National Hair Day
National Hair Day was created in 2017 by hair product company NuMe to highlight the stylists, tools, products, and those who maintain the beautification of hair.
The hairdressing industry is a multibillion-dollar global business, with thousands of salons and hairstylists around the world.
Interesting Facts about Hairdressing
The word "hairdresser" comes from the French word "coiffeur," which means "one who arranges hair."
In ancient Egypt, barbers also acted as dentists and surgeons, performing everything from haircuts to teeth extractions.
In the Middle Ages, barbershops were also popular places for bloodletting and other medical procedures.
The first hair dryer was invented in 1890 by French hairstylist Alexander Godefroy. It was a large, seated device that used heat to dry hair.
The first electric hair clipper was invented in 1919 by Leo J. Wahl, who was inspired to create it after watching an electric train.
In the 1920s and 1930s, the bob haircut became a popular style for women. It was often worn with a "finger wave" style, which involved creating S-shaped waves in the hair using a comb and hair gel.
Many hairstylists are trained in specific techniques, such as cutting, coloring, and styling, and may specialize in certain types of hair, such as curly or fine.
Hairdressing competitions are popular events in the industry, where hairstylists compete to create the most innovative and creative hairstyles.
In some cultures, hairdressing is considered a sacred art, and hairstylists may undergo years of training and apprenticeship before they are considered master stylists.