Pageboy haircut (Pageboy, from the Latin Pagus – one of the meanings – unimportant by social or economic position). It was named this way because of the silhouette resembling the haircuts of medieval young men of pages, although in reality not only pages were wearing this hairstyle, but also medieval men and young men, and a page of a different type could have a hairstyle.
In modern fashion is classified as a bob haircut. In addition to the name page (pageboy), a haircut of this kind was called a bowl cut – the equivalent of “pot cutting”, medieval bob (medieval bean), or mushroom cut (hair cutting fungus).
Grooming page began to come into vogue in the late 1960s, and was popular in the 1970s. This haircut was considered both male and female, however, despite the fact that it was named by analogy with a male medieval haircut, in the fashion of the twentieth century it was made mostly by women.
The haircut page was popularized in Europe in the 1970s thanks to the French singer Mireille Mathieu, who was a client of the legendary British hairdresser Vidal Sassoon, who developed a unique haircut technique in the late 1960s, thanks to which a new era began in hairdressing.
Haircut page made by Vidal Sassoun began to look like a real work of art. For the famous American model of the 1960s, Peggy Moffit Vidal Sassoon designed a haircut for an asymmetrical bob, which was close in silhouette to a haircut page.
In the 1970s, such a haircut became the hallmark of American singer Toni Tennille.
Another Briton Trevor Sorbie (Trevor Sorbie), a famous hairdresser, student of Vidal Sassoun, invented one of the types of haircuts page in 1974, which in 1976 was popularized by the American figure skater Dorothy Hamill, becoming the Olympic figure skating champion.
In 1976, an outstanding master of hairstyling, also Briton John Frieda, came up with an image for the heroine, from the 1970s TV series The New Avengers, which was loved by the public, played by British actress Joanna Lumley ), after which the haircut came to a new round of popularity.
In the late 1970s, haircut page came into vogue in the Soviet Union, thanks to the great popularity of the French singer Mireille Mathieu in the USSR. In addition, films began to appear on movie screens in which one could see French actress Mireille Darc, whose hairstyle was also close in silhouette to a haircut page.
Since information about the trends of world fashion often reached Soviet women in a distorted way, this also concerned hairstyles with make-up, the country had its own myths and terms denoting certain fashionable things, and, accordingly, the names of hairstyles and haircuts.
Since the British barber Vidal Sassoun’s haircut method in the USSR was clearly unknown to anyone, and the world name bob (bob), meaning such short female haircuts, was unknown in the Soviet country, it was thought that Sassun or, as the Sesson or Sessun said, This haircut with the ends of the hair, laid up – out, and the page with the ends twisted down – inward.
Disputes have arisen on this issue – after all, are these haircuts different or the same, is it possible to consider a haircut that has been laid with the ends inward, a haircut of a sassoon? Or is it only a page? In general, Sassoon is the name of a haircut or styling? In Soviet hairdressing, there was also no answer to such questions.
Usually the masters were asked to cut it under a page or make a sassun, preferring to separate these hairstyles. In modern fashion, such haircuts belong to bob haircuts.