The Silvia Prada 'The New Modern Hair' Book Pays Homage to Hairstyles

By: Romina S. Cortellucci - Published: Aug 20, 2012 • References: culture-edit and fuckingyoung.es
Any man looking for hair inspiration should take a look at the Silvia Prada 'The New Modern Hair' book. The Spanish illustrator's homage to men's hairstyles consists of stylized portraits against geometric-shaped drawings. Looks such as the Flat Top to Executive Contour are presented with highly detailed instructions on how to execute the look along with historical background information on the gentlemen that would sport the look.

The book is aptly described by the culture website Fucking Young as a representation of the, "subtle nuances and cues that help define the male persona, identity and representation within the parameters of visual and popular culture." The book examines how even a hairstyle can not only lead to typecasting, but is highly embedded within a male's gender.