Blood-sucking parasites, shampoo and conditioner as Human Hair show heads to Eastleigh

By Culture24 Staff | 11 May 2009
A picture of two girls, one of whom is wearing a wig

(Above) Hairstyles through the ages will be explored this Summer at Eastleigh Museum

Exhibition: Cutting Edge – A History of Human Hair, Eastleigh Museum, Eastleigh, until August 22 2009.

Blood sucking parasites compete with shampoo and conditioner, giant grooming products and elaborate wigs and moustaches when the popular Cutting Edge exhibition arrives at Eastleigh Museum this Summer.

Visitors can learn how to plait hair in different styles on interactive models, catch a glimpse of themselves with various designs of facial hair and meet an enormous hair louse, forming a centre piece to the three-month show.

Roman combs and hairpins found during archaeological excavations in Hampshire highlight a timeline examining hairdressing from the Roman and Victorian periods to the hairstyles of today, including perming machines from the 1930s, Chinese dolls and tiaras and a quiz to test your knowledge.

Admission free. Call 023 8064 3026.

If you're interested in hair matters for your class, there are a couple of Natural History Museum online games that will both educate and entertain. Hair detective puts hair under the microscope, whilst Nit fit turns the player into a headlouse to race across the human scalp with a quiz along the way to discover more about hair.

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