Absolutely Unique: Traditional and Modern Hairstyles

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They say that the hair is the crowning beauty of a person. I believe in that though there are some people who look

great with a skinhead. Here are some of the unique and weirdest hairstyles in the past and present.

Mohawk Hairstyle


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The famous Mohawk leader Joseph Brant wearing a scalp lock

This Mohawk hairstyle is believed to have been worn by men for 2,300 years already. It is a hairstyle which consists of

shaving both sides of the head, leaving a strip of noticeably longer hair.


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The classic fanned Mohawk

Mohawks became common in youth punk subcultures in the early 1980s and were then adopted by various other groups,

becoming more diverse in style. Today, Mohawks are still associated with the Punk subculture, but have also become a

part of mainstream fashion.

Tonsure Hairstyle


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This weird hairstyle is called Tonsure. Tonsure is the practice of some Christian churches, mystics, Buddhist novices

and monks, and some Hindu temples of cutting the hair from the scalp of clerics, devotees or holy people as a symbol

of their renunciation of worldly fashion and esteem.


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Chonmage (topknot)


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The chonmage is a form of Japanese traditional haircut worn by men. It is most commonly associated with the Edo Period

and samurai, and in recent times with sumo wrestlers. It was originally a method of using hair to hold a samurai helmet

steady atop the head in battle, and became a status symbol among Japanese society.


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Modern Sumo Wrestler with Oicho style Chonmage

In modern times, the only remaining wearers of the chonmage are sumo wrestlers. This style of chonmage is slightly different,

in that the pate is no longer shaved, although the hair may be thinned in this region to allow the topknot to sit more neatly.

Hopi Hairstyle


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Traditional Hopi hair style taken in 1922

Afro Hairstyle


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When I was still a kid, I remember Michael Jackson wearing this type of hairstyle. This hairstyle is called afro. An afro is a

hairstyle in which the hair extends out from the head like a halo, cloud or ball. An afro requires very curly hair. For many

people of African descent, an afro is the way the hair grows naturally.

Masai Warrior Hairstyle


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Traditional Masai warriors tie the front hair into sections of tiny braids while the back hair was allowed to grow long.

Women and non-warriors, however, shave their heads. Many tribes (such as those in Namibia) dye the hair with red

earth and grease; some stiffen it with animal dung.

Skullet Hairstyle


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This hairstyle looks familiar to me. I used to see them on TV when I was young. This hairstyle is called the skullet, a variation

of the mullet. A skullet is defined by a shaved or otherwise bald head with long hair on the sides and in the back. Though the

style has existed for quite some time, it was first defined as such on the show SuperStar USA, a flop spoof on American Idol

that ran for only a single season on the WB. Prominent wearer of skillets is US actor- wrestler Hulk Hogan.



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This unusual hairstyle is a long hairstyle for either men or women. The hair is dreadlocked into individual sections using

one of several methods (either by braiding, hand rolling, or allowing hair to naturally lock on its own. The look of dreadlocks

can vary in size, tidiness, and length.

Khokhol Hairstyle


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Khokhol is a weird Russian hairstyle that features a lock of hair sprouting from the top or the front of an otherwise closely

shaven head.

Cyber Hairstyle


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Cyber is the name given to a contemporary subculture having roots in multiple music and fashion scenes including the

European and American rave/clubbing scenes and darkculture scenes.



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This hairstyle is really unusual it’s called the devilock is a hairstyle worn beginning around 1979. The sides and back of the

hair are kept short, while the front is kept long and combed forward. There are several variations; the most common version

is worn with the front hair pinched into a spiked ponytail, save that the hair is usually styled in place with gel rather than with

hair ties.

Gothic Hairstyle


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This is a German Goth, a so-called “Grufti”, with rosary beads and vertically inverted symbol of Jusa on forehead. The Goth

subculture is a contemporary subculture found in many countries. It began in the UK during the early 1980s in the gothic rock

scene, an offshoot of the post-punk genre.

Liberty Spikes


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Hair that is grown out long and spiked up usually with a gel is called spike hairstyle.

Rattail Hairstyle


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Rattail is hair that is grown out long and shaved or buzzed except for a long, thin braid at the very top of the neck



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Cornrow is a hairstyle popularized by American rappers where the hair is braided into a series of French braid like locks that

appear to cling to the head and travel down to the back of the neck.

Chinese Pigtail


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Jet Li, wearing the hairstyle called Chinese pigtail in his movie “Once Upon a Time in China.” It is a hairstyle which was

compulsory to all Chinese during the regime of the last dynasty that ruled China as a sign of submission to the ruling dynasty.

Unique Croatian Hairstyles


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Craziest, Wildest & Weirdest Hairstyle Found in the Internet

Emu Hairstyle


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Hairstyles play an important role in the physical appearance and outlook of a person. It’s a way of expressing ones

personality and outlook in life. Historically speaking, hairstyle also played an important part in every culture in the world.

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