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A Modern History of Haircuts

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A man with his ears lowered.

 

For centuries, haircuts were purely functional. They kept heads warm in cold weather and wicked sweat in hot weather.

By the 1960’s, haircuts were used to identify oneself with countercultures.

 

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Shirley Chisholm styles an afro-ball haircut.

 

Later, in the 1980’s and ’90s haircuts were used as a virtual canvas for creativity…

 

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…and rebellion

 

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A woman sports a ‘mo hawk.