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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 IHair in History

A Perspective in

Culture and Society

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Ancient Egyptians(3000 BC – 300 BC)

Hair was of great importance in Egyptian society.

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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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The Middle Ages(5th – 14th century)

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

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Elizabethan Times(1558-1603 AD)

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

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The French Aristocracy (18th century)

Prior to the French Revolution Marie Antoinette epitomized

“the bigger the better!”

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Colonial America(17th-18th century)

It was fashionable for men to wear wigs.

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African-American Slaves(17th century – 19th century)

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

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Native Americans

This picture depicts a

traditional Hopi Indian hairstyle.

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Chinese Tradition

Fetal hair from a baby is cut,

then tied with a red string and saved.

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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

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The 1900s

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

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Early 20th century

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

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Mid 20th CenturyThe Afro

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

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The Long-Haired Hippies1960s-1970s

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

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

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21st century

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

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How much is enough?

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

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Part II

The Bald Truth

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

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Hasidic Jewish Custom

Some Hasidic Jewish women shave their heads to symbolize marriage.

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Medical Reasons

Cancer patients often shave when undergoing chemotherapy.

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Welcome to Boot Camp!

A new military recruit receives a haircut.

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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)

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Samson & Delilah

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

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Greek Mythology

Medusa’s hair was turned into

serpents by Athena.

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

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His works are some examples of

female identity in modern literature.

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

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France - Post WWII

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

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Bald Men are often viewed as heroes

Sports star Michael Jordan

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Or respected actors

Actor Patrick Stewart as Star Trek

Captain Jean-Luc Picard

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And Rarely Noticed

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

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When a Woman chooses to shaveit is assumed she is…

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

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Suffering from Sickness

Melissa Etheridge sported her bald head while undergoing chemotherapy.

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Or just plain crazy

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

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Part III

My Story

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In 2nd grade

A natural redhead

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No longer natural

6th grade - 1979

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High School Graduation 1986

Grew just enough hair back to be free again

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Ironman Wisconsin 2002

I never thought I’d make it!

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My driver’s license taken 2004

What was I holding onto?