Hairstyles - Research Article from St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

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Human beings have styled and adorned their hair since the beginning of recorded history. This styling has different and often contradictory purposes. As an intrinsic, yet malleable part of the body, the hair and its styling can serve as an intimate form of self-expression. Yet hair is also a public and very visible part of personal presentation, and, as such, hairstyle becomes a public, even a political statement. As part of the physical body, hair has a role in sexuality, and it is often one of the first things noticed in a prospective sexual partner. Hair is also a major component of fashion, the way that society dictates its members should look. Because of its many interpretations, hairstyle can serve as a medium of conformity or rebellion, it can lure or rebuff prospective mates, and it can be a constant source of frustrating labor for the individual who...

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