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