The results of a hair styling competition which took place this time 31 years ago, were published in The Canberra Times.
A photograph shows Marji Curran, of Florey Hair Design, working on Chris Holmes in the Australian senior men's hair shaping competition at the 1990 Australian Society of International Hair Stylists (IHS) championships held at the Canberra Convention Centre.
It was the first time IHS had held its championships in the national capital. It was a chance for spectators to see the nation's best hair stylists in action.
More than 1200 Canberrans paid to go through the turnstiles to see the 450 competitors and the latest styles being shaped.
Organisers described the event as an outstanding success, an occasion to put hair up as well as to let it down.
Sharon Blain, of the Art of Hair salon in Sydney, won a trip to the Golden Tulip hair-styling competition in Amsterdam in 1991 for winning the open ladies' classical gala section.
The overall salon's award was won by Heads by William, of Melbourne, which collected the highest number of points in all sections of the competition.