Marge Simpson's hairstyle was originally designed to hide rabbit ears for an eventual reveal that she was secretly a rabbit from Matt Groening's comic strip "Life in Hell." cbr.com/tv-legends-reveal…
Roman busts sometimes had removable "hair" so that you could update it later on with the current fashionable hairstyle! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom…
In 1950's Britain, as a mark of distinction men could choose to get an "Elephant's Trunk" hairstyle at the barber-shop youtube.com/watch?v=lGqrr…
The Hasidic Jewish hairstyle is actually a Shtreimel - a type of hair hat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sht…
The hairstyle β€œchonmage” or β€œtop knot” of the Japanese in the Edo era was a means to hold samurai helmets in place. In 1876 it was banned along with other references to the samurai class. samurai-world.com/chonmag…
Today I learned of Tignon Laws, that forced black women in Louisiana to cover their natural hair and elaborate hairstyles because it was considered β€œdisruptive” to white colonial men vice.com/amp/en_us/articl…
Today I learned about Jheri Redding, a Caucasian chemist who invented the Jheri Curl, a popular hairstyle for African-Americans in the 80s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jhe…
During World War II, at the urging of the US government, actress Veronica Lake changed her signature hairstyle because women working in war time machine shops were often injured when their long hair became tangled in machinery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ver…
Today I learned about Uncombable Hair Syndrome. Usually characterized by silvery-blond or straw-colored hair that is disorderly, stands out from the scalp, and cannot be combed flat, it is thought that Albert Einstein had this genetic disorder, giving him his wild, crazy looking hairstyle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unc…
The mohawk hairstyle was not worn by the Mohawk people, the hairstyle became associated with the term mohawk due to a Hollywood movie. melmagazine.com/en-us/sto…
The Beastie Boys coined the term "mullet" to refer to a hairstyle in 1994 in their song "Mullet Head". No earlier use of the term "mullet" that refers to a hairstyle has been found. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mul…
In medieval times women's hairstyles showed if they were single or married. Married women would have kept their long hair tied up in braids beneath a head covering of some sort. Single women would allow their hair to fall freely over their bodies signaling that they were available for marriage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Med…
In China during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) men were required to have the queue hairstyle, where hair on top of the scalp is grown into a long single braid and the front of the head shaved. Non-compliance was considered treason and was punishable by death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Que…
Matt Groening designed the Simpson family to be immediately identifiable from their silhouettes, hence the distinctive hairstyles and head shapes. telegraph.co.uk/culture/t…
Tight hairstyles, such as braids, buns or ponytails, can contribute to hair loss mayoclinic.org/diseases-c…
First Lady Jackie Kennedy β€œwas unimpressed by the palace furnishings and by the Queen’s dress and hairstyle” following a meeting in 1961. Jackie, working as the β€œInquiring Camera Girl” for the Washington-Times Herald, covered Elizabeth’s coronation almost a decade earlier vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
Bob Ross's iconic afro was the result of a perm he got when he was broke and needed to save money on haircuts. The hairstyle was uncomfortable for him, but he was stuck with it after it became an important part of his image and brand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
Due to the limitations of arcade hardware in 1981, Mario was clothed in red overalls and blue shirt to contrast his arms, body, and background. The cap was added to avoid drawing his hairstyle, forehead, and eyebrows. The large nose and mustache avoided the need to draw a mouth and expressions en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
There are hairstyles to trick camera facial recognition algorithms. cvdazzle.com/
There is a Japanese legend of a completely enclosed ship that washed ashore with a young woman inside that spoke a foreign language with a hairstyle that can't be found in any literature. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uts…
Princess Leia's iconic double-bun hairstyle was inspired by 'soldaderas' - Mexican revolutionary rebel fighters from the turn of the 20th century pri.org/stories/2016-12-2…
A Baltimore hairdresser helped prove that ancient Roman Vestal Virgins' hairstyles were not wigs, as was commonly believed, but was instead achieved through the use of needle & thread, which she showed by recreating the hairstyle on a live person for the first time in centuries en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
The half-shaven-long-braid Chinese hairstyle was a sign of submission to their Manchurian rulers muneerhuda.com/2014/05/ch…
Today I learned of the Croydon Facelift: Hair is pulled back and tied up so tightly that it pulls the face tighter. (Victoria Beckham wore the style on 'American Idol'.) The hairstyle is also known as the 'council house facelift' or 'Essex facelift' in the UK, because of its association with "low class" women. hairfinder.com/hair4/croy…
There is a college called "Pensacola Christian College" where they control students' lives to a high degree, including dress, hairstyles, cleanliness of residence hall rooms, styles of music, borrowing, and off-campus employment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
Iran banned the mullet hairstyle, the first country to do so. Nice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mul…
The Oxford English Dictionary cites The Beastie Boys as being responsible for coining the term "mullet" in 1994 to refer to the popular 1980s hairstyle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
Celtic Warriors invented the bleached spiked hairstyle that Punk rockers wear. Singer Billy Idol's hair during 1980's is an example of the style. The Celts bleached their hair blond using lime water and the hairstyle was considered a badge of honour and manhood en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lib…
Wealthy ancient Egyptians slept with neck supports rather than pillows to preserve their hairstyles ancientstandard.com/2007/…
The hairstyle of having only top of the head shaved (a haircut often associated with monks) has a name: "Tonsure" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
During WWII, actress Veronica Lake changed her image in order to encourage women working in factories to adopt more practical, safer hairstyles, even though doing so may have harmed her career. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ver…
North Koreans can only choose from 28 different hairstyles newsfeed.time.com/2013/02…
In 1977, Donald J. Smith and his father Frank J. Smith was granted a patent on the comb over hairstyle en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
The man who invented the Jheri curl, a popular hairstyle for African-Americans in the 80s, was a white man in his 70s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jhe…
North Korea has 28 approved hairstyles people can choose from mirror.co.uk/news/world-n…
Average women in the UK change their hairstyles 150 times in their lifetime. today.com/style/survey-sa…
Kim Jong-Il called his hairstyle the "speed battle cut" books.google.co.uk/books?…
A study has found that two out of every five African-American women avoid exercise because of concerns about their hairstyles. huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012…
From the 17th century to the early 1910's, Chinese men had to wear the Queue, a hairstyle with the front of the head shaved, and the rest long and braided. Failure to comply meant execution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Que…
A simple hairstyle will camouflage your face so AI machines can't recognize it. wired.co.uk/magazine/arch…
Jennifer Aniston’s hairstylist created β€œthe Rachel” haircut while stoned. Despite her association with the cut, Aniston disliked the hairstyle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rac…
The Beastie Boys coined the term "mullet" to refer to a hairstyle in 1994 in their song "Mullet Head". No earlier use of the term "mullet" that refers to a hairstyle has been found. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mul…
The term 'Mullet' is much newer than the hairstyle itself, being coined by the Beastie Boys in song and then in print in a 1995 issue of Grand Royal magazine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mul…
North Korea has 28 state approved hairstyles and must get their hair cut every 15 days. huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013…
Iran bans its citizens from having mullets or other western hairstyles theguardian.com/world/201…
Mullets and ponytails are banned in Iran to rid the country of Western hairstyles nydailynews.com/news/worl…
An 1863 story recounts the tale of two Japanese visitors in Holland whose chonmage hairstyles caused such an uproar that the play they were attending was forced to stop and made national headlines. books.google.com/books?id…
A "mohawk" hairstyle is known as a "mohican" in British English en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moh…
In the recent Oz, the green color of the Wicked Witch seems different. Warner Brothers owns the rights to iconic elements including the green color, her mole, and even some of the munchkin hairstyles. nytimes.com/2013/03/03/mo…

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