African Hairstyles. Styles of Yesterday and Today
Oxford, UK: Heinemann, 1983. Early Printing. Small quarto, publisher's stiff photo-illustrated wraps.
"African hair sculpture is an art." Part how-to, part history of African hairstyles by Esi Sagay. Born in Nigeria, Sagay moved to the US in the early 70s where she worked as a graphic and hair designer. Produced over the course of seven years, her book showcases over 100 traditional hairstyles from all regions of Africa including Ancient Egypt, along with step-by-step techniques for her own contemporary hairstyles including scalp and other designs created through cornrowing and hair threading. Illustrated in black-and-white with reference photos and drawings; with bibliography. Sixth printing. Fine. Item #6123