For humans, a haircut or hairstyle
normally describes cutting or styling head hair, rather than other body
hair such as pubic, facial or underarm hair. Unlike other animals, human
beings of many cultures cut their hair, rather than letting it grow naturally.
Hair styles are often used to signal cultural, social and ethnic identity.
Hair styles in both men and women also vary with
There is a thriving world market in cut human hair of sufficient length
manufacture. In less developed countries,
selling one's hair can be a significant source of income.
Types of Hair Cuts:
Afro, curly hair allowed to grow out equally all
around, popular with African Americans, but worn by
Beatle cut, after the fashion of the early Beatles,
long all around, neatly cut, very new to Americans at
the time, but not an uncommon British haircut. During
the height of
Beatlemania Beatle wigs were sold.
Ofuku, worn by apprentice
geisha in their final two years of apprenticeship.
Similar to the wareshinobu style. Also called a momoware
("split peach") because the bun is split and
a red fabric woven in the centre.
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