Category Archives: History

Throwback

Just because I am feeling extra nerdy and extra bored this evening, I have resorted to collaging….and as a result of doing this, I am now determined to bring back the wrist fanny pack.

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Signature Hair

The following are my top 10 picks for signature hair that has aided its celebrities in skyrocketing to fame.  With some of these folks, their hair has had such an impact in pop culture, that you really have to wonder if they would have made it as big as they did if they didn’t sport these looks.

1.  The Rachel

2. Bieber Swoop

3.  Bardot Bump

4.  Beckham Fauxhawk

5.  Farrah Feathers

6.  Kenny G Curls

7.  Posh Bob

8.  Russell’s Rocker Shag

9.  Twiggy Pixie

10.  Fabio’s Long Locks

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Yeah….No

Inspired by Ke$ha’s recent hair stud no-no, I have decided to post some celebrity hairstyles that are better left in the past.  Meh, what can I say, I’m feeling a little catty tonight.

Now, I am most definitely not innocent in this area of bad hair history, and I can rank right up there with some of these folks!  So, it is only fair that I give you the link to my history if you have not seen it already.  Here is the past post of my Chronicles of Hairnia

The inspiration for this post, Ke$ha who decided to shave the side of her head and replace her hair with metal studs.  In all fairness, did we expect anything different from her?

Ke$ha 2012

Apparently a poodle died from choking on a crow and decided to rest itself upon Mena’s head.

Mena Suvari 2010

Sorry Twihards, but this angsty hipster hair is just plain annoying.  Cough….Team Jacob….Cough

Robert Pattinson 2008

Nicole Ritchie often has some of my favourite hair nowadays, but remember the Simple Life days? Yeah, you’re right, let’s not.

Nicole Ritchie 2003

Bangs that are triple the length of your forehead are a no go, it looks like a comb over.

Fergie 2005

Hey guys, did somebody say comb over? We all know this shit is not going anywhere ever

Donald Trump 2008

Shockingly, it’s not even the worst thing that Kate ever did

Kate Gosselin 2008

You know, I’m actually not totally anti mullet, as there are modern shag cuts that some edgy ladies can really pull off….Scar-Jo, not so much.  This really did nothing for her.

Scarlett Johansson 2003

And last but not least….Hey, it is hair.

Julia Roberts 1999

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Cultural Inspiration

A little bit of hair inspiration pulled from cultures and traditions around the globe.  I absolutely love the Maasai Warrior hair! And apparently all Himba women are supermodels.

Himba

Japanese Samurai

Maasai

Maasai Warrior

Russian-'Koralya'

Togo Women

Ukrainian

Zande

Mexican

Kayapo

Hopi

Tigray

Russian-Cosack

Geisha

Romani

Hawaiian

Miao

Croatian

Aweti

Iranian

Amish

Mormon Women

Fundamentalist Mormon

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100 years of ‘Hair’story

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1910’s

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gibson girl pompadour, permanents, bob, ornate headpieces, flat brim hats, long hair worn down, handlebar moustache, art nouveau, large hats, wide brims, postiches, hair pieces, art nouveau

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1920’s

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3/4 bob, curling, perming, coloring, finger waves, headbands, feathers, art deco, flapper, cloches, sleek grooming, bobbie pins, erin crop, marcel wave, bohemian, bob with bangs, women as barbers

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1930’s

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pin curls, back part, bleach blonde, waves, permanents, return to feminine, newsboy caps, crowned hats, hollywood glam, bowler hat, sleek, sophisticated, finger waves, water waves, brush curling, fedora

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1940’s

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waves, hollywood starlets, pin curls, victory rolls, faux bangs, snoods, crew cut, reverse rolls, box cut, snoods, rockabilly, perfectly styled, voluminous, complicated styles, rats

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1950’s

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poodle top, bouffant, shampoo sets, perms, glam, pin-up, bettie page bangs, ponytails, housewife, beatnik, sockhop, domestic goddess, elegant, immaculate, glossy, winged coiffette, nape flip up, new look

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1960’s

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beehive, flop, vidal sassoon, asymmetrical, pixie cut, mod, bob, long straight hair, center part, hippie, bouffant, head wrap, afro, mop top, bandanas, sideburns, pageboy, pillbox hat

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1970’s

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feathered, long and straight, center part, afro, punk, disco poufs, glam rock, brady shag, long hair on men, facial hair, simpler, natural, tapered sideburns, mohawks, clothing irons, mullets

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1980’s

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backcombing, teasing, crimping, perms, hair bands, mullet, wave bang, mohawks, spiky, unconventional colour, new wave, scrunchies, hair band, side ponytail, bigger than big, experimentation

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1990’s

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grunge, the rachael, twists, crazy color, caesar cut, high top fade, shag, recycled looks, blossom hat, layers, volume, supermodel influence, frosted tips, goatees, retro, beanies, contrasting lowlights and highlights

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2000’s

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concave bob, faux hawk, blunt bangs, pixie cut, flips, emo shag, side swept bangs, corn rows, chunk highlights, two tone hair, sideburns, long and straight, jet black, dreadlocks, spiky

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2010’s

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ombre, bob, pixie cut, bold colors, side braid, fish tail braid, sexy wave, big blowouts, top knot, wet look, retro, side swept wave, asymmetrical, chignon, slick pony, front wave, square

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