For the love of gin

8 September 2018 9:00 am

I’d missed the train, and the next was due in 45 minutes, so I popped into the nearby salon for…

My hair-dye shame

9 September 2017 9:00 am

‘Have you ever thought of having some colour put in, love?’ said Julian as he shaved my neck with a…

The tangled story of dreadlocks, from Milton to YouTube

9 April 2016 9:00 am

‘Why are you filming this?’ ‘For everyone’s safety.’ Those are the last words in a 46-second video that was watched…

Why does no one in the cabinet admit to being a Europhile?

27 February 2016 9:00 am

One of the oddest features of the cabinet majority for staying in the EU is that almost no one in…

Spectator letters: Silence in Scotland, the man who predicted the election result, and what to do with hair clippings

16 May 2015 9:00 am

Scotland’s silent majority Sir: Hugo Rifkind’s article (‘Scotland’s nasty party’, 9 May) is a first for the media. It expresses…

Whose hair are you buying?

25 April 2015 9:00 am

British people buy £43 million worth of human hair a year. So who’s selling?

Exciting new ways of not writing a novel

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Procrastination is easier in the age of Google – but less honest

A quietly stunning quest for Bonnie Prince Charlie

1 March 2014 9:00 am

What if Bonnie Prince Charlie, as he swept down from Scotland towards London to lay claim to the throne, hadn’t…

Hairstyles Ancient and Present, by Charlotte Fiell - review

8 June 2013 9:00 am

The key thing in 18th-century France was to get the hair extremely high. Perching on a small ladder behind his…