Whose hair?

Here’s a pop quiz for barnet lovers everywhere, or perhaps ‘chop’ quiz would be more appropriate.

London-based illustrator Christina Christoforou’s new book Whose Hair?, published by Laurence King, features solely the facial and head hair of some of sport, music and pop culture’s biggest celebrities and some politicians and philosophers to boot. It shows the importance of a signature chop to the overall look and feel of a style icon, and makes for a rather pleasing guessing game. Have a go yourself below.

A forefather
A forefather

Likes jammin'
Likes jammin’

Christoforou says, ‘I couldn’t help but think of the statement that each hairstyle makes and how, because of this, a feature as trivial as hair becomes part of that person’s identity.

Far too easy, this one
Far too easy, this one

His croppy wop
His croppy wop

‘In my eyes, Jimi Hendrix’s hairstyle says “freedom”, Anna Wintour’s says “discipline”, Jean-Michel Basquait’s “imagination”, Amy Winehouse’s “drama”, and so on.’

Design Week wonders what Simon Cowell’s bizarrely parted, flat top toothbrush mop says about him. Time to get a hair cut maybe.

'You made that hairstyle your own'
’You made that hairstyle your own’

Whose Hair? by Christina Christoforou is published by Laurence King, priced at 7.95.

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  • lucyjoy November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
  • martin hall November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    a massive copy of mr bingo.. this is outrageous

  • Barry Kinder November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Was just going to say the same, who came first Bingo or Christoforou?

  • Laura Snoad November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Christina Christoforou’s hair project dates back to 2007 for her MA project, or so says her site

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