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Part I Hair in History A Perspective in Culture and Society Ancient Egyptians (3000 BC – 300 BC) Hair was of great importance in Egyptian society. Ancient Greeks (1100 BC –300 BC) Hair was regarded as a means of personal expression and a form of social communication.

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part i hair in history

Part IHair in History

A Perspective in

Culture and Society

ancient egyptians 3000 bc 300 bc

Ancient Egyptians(3000 BC – 300 BC)

Hair was of great importance in Egyptian society.

ancient greeks 1100 bc 300 bc
Ancient Greeks(1100 BC –300 BC)

Hair was regarded as a means of personal expression and a form of social communication.

the middle ages 5 th 14 th century
The Middle Ages(5th – 14th century)

Hairstyles reflected the many changes in fashion as a result of many new trade routes.

elizabethan times 1558 1603 ad
Elizabethan Times(1558-1603 AD)

Wigs became popular in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

the french aristocracy 18 th century
The French Aristocracy (18th century)

Prior to the French Revolution Marie Antoinette epitomized

“the bigger the better!”

colonial america 17 th 18 th century
Colonial America(17th-18th century)

It was fashionable for men to wear wigs.

african american slaves 17 th century 19 th century
African-American Slaves(17th century – 19th century)

Hairstyles brought from Africa were a way for slaves to keep their culture alive.

native americans
Native Americans

This picture depicts a

traditional Hopi Indian hairstyle.

chinese tradition
Chinese Tradition

Fetal hair from a baby is cut,

then tied with a red string and saved.

victorian era 1830s 1900
Victorian Era(1830s –1900)

Hair was used in art during the Victorian period.

Typical mourning brooch with loved one’s hair

Artwork made from human hair

the 1900s
The 1900s

After the Victorian era women began to let their hair down.

early 20 th century
Early 20th century

In the 1920s short hair was popularized by silent movie star Louise Brooks.

mid 20 th century the afro
Mid 20th CenturyThe Afro

Introduced in the1960s, the Afro was a repudiation against the use of hair straighteners that helped mimic Caucasian hair.

the long haired hippies 1960s 1970s
The Long-Haired Hippies1960s-1970s

The long hair many hippies sported symbolized defiance against “the establishment.”

anarchy
Anarchy

Punk rockers also found a style that symbolized revolt against government.

21 st century
21st century

Today, much of Hollywood determines the latest trends and cultures in hairstyles.

how much is enough
How much is enough?

Today there are so many hair care products to chose from!

part ii
Part II

The Bald Truth

slide21

Monks

Both men and women monks shave their heads to symbolize religious devotion.

hasidic jewish custom
Hasidic Jewish Custom

Some Hasidic Jewish women shave their heads to symbolize marriage.

medical reasons
Medical Reasons

Cancer patients often shave when undergoing chemotherapy.

welcome to boot camp
Welcome to Boot Camp!

A new military recruit receives a haircut.

hair quotes
Hair Quotes

“The hair is the richest ornament of women.” - Martin Luther (15th century)

“A woman’s crowning glory.” – Unknown

“If a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her.” – The Bible (Corinthians I 11:15)

samson delilah
Samson & Delilah

In this Biblical story, Samson discovers that his strength comes from his hair.

slide28

Greek Mythology

Medusa’s hair was turned into

serpents by Athena.

fairytales
Fairytales

After Rapunzel betrays the witch, her long hair is cut.

hemingway
Hemingway

His works are some examples of

female identity in modern literature.

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Witches

Witches

Females thought to be witches were shaved by those looking for the “Devil’s Mark”

france post wwii

France - Post WWII

Women thought to be Nazi sympathizers were publicly shaven and humiliated.

bald men are often viewed as heroes

Bald Men are often viewed as heroes

Sports star Michael Jordan

or respected actors

Or respected actors

Actor Patrick Stewart as Star Trek

Captain Jean-Luc Picard

and rarely noticed

And Rarely Noticed

Would you give the bald man in this crowd a second glance?

rebellious

Rebellious

Rock star Sinead O’Connor shaved her head when her record label wanted her to dress like a doll.

suffering from sickness
Suffering from Sickness

Melissa Etheridge sported her bald head while undergoing chemotherapy.

or just plain crazy
Or just plain crazy

The world went wild when Britney Spears shaved her head earlier this year.

part iii
Part III

My Story

in 2 nd grade

In 2nd grade

A natural redhead

no longer natural
No longer natural

6th grade - 1979

high school graduation 1986
High School Graduation 1986

Grew just enough hair back to be free again

ironman wisconsin 2002
Ironman Wisconsin 2002

I never thought I’d make it!

my driver s license taken 2004
My driver’s license taken 2004

What was I holding onto?

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