The LMNO Book Shop:
A special selection of titles curated by Dashwood Books
book of the month:
HAIRDOS OF DEFIANCE
Los Angeles: Deadbeat Club Press, 2018. ISBN: 9780999829806
Hardcover x1,500 copies - 6.75” x 9”, 68 pages.
An explosion of spiked fluorescent pink hair precariously balanced atop a young girl’s head, eyes painted black in the shape of an Egyptian goddess, slender neck choked by a black leather dog collar ringed with metal thorns, a ripped-up t-shirt barely concealing the flesh of her breasts: it had the same shocking effect on a family walking along London’s King’s Road in 1977 as it did on the explorers encountering the Pawnee Indians in 1541, something exotic and strange to behold. Having a punk hairstyle was a way to spit in the eye of polite society, to rebel and depart from the prevailing fashion trends. It was an emblem of non-conformity and a hairdo of defiance - until it wasn’t.