Cutting his teeth alongside brothers Toni, Guy and Bruno at the former two’s eponymous and internationally-revered London salon, Anthony Mascolo has long been regarded one of hairdressing’s greats; an indomitable force of creativity with virtually every accolade under the sun to his name.
Married to wife Pat for almost a quarter of a century, the Mascolos launched online hair magazine INFRINGE in 2016 — a project that has just been realised in physical form; a 500-page advert-free tome that celebrates hair and its symbolic impact upon our collective psyche. Issue one of INFRINGE: Anthropology of Hair is a statement of intent from the husband and wife duo, a weighty publication that takes in art, fashion shoots, interviews and essays; a visually-frenetic leap into the deep culture of hair.
Subcultures and identity, hair as a medium for expression, taboos and tribes — artists, activists and writers uncovering the stories behind the looks, the hairdressers, barbers and wigmakers; the lifestyles and hair’s inseparable ties to gender, race, religion, life and death. “Hair is a powerful symbol,” explain the duo, “revealing our identities, attitudes and beliefs.”
INFRINGE: Anthropology of Hair issue one features contributions from: Alberto Maria Colombo, Angelo Seminara, Bara Prasilova, BOY/GIRL, Charlie Le Mindu, Derek Ridgers, Eliška Kyselková, Erik Mark Sandberg, Eugene Souleiman, Gustavo Lacerda, Jake Gallagher, Levi van Veluw, Luisa Opalesky, Lusha Alic, Nakeya Brown, Richard Starbuck, Rob Hammer, Robert Lobetta, Sam McKnight, Shoplifter, Sylwana Zybura, and Vinicius Terranova; and is available now priced £20.