It’s been 42 years since the musical Hair had its first public performance, and though the play centred on issues of war and questioning authority, the ?most dramatic visible element? was the actors? long, flowing locks. Here’s a look at our modern fascination with hair.
The 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships were recently held in Anchorage, Alaska. From beards shaped like snowshoes, to the Fu Manchu category, these guys clearly take their facial hair very, very seriously.
Tran Van Hay, a 71-year-old man from Vietnam, claims to have the world’s longest hair. His locks measure approximately 6.3 metres, or 20 feet and six inches. Apparently, he hasn’t washed his hair in over a decade?but as you can see from this video, at least he doesn’t have to worry about brushing it.
In 2008, a man from Surrey set the Guinness world record for the longest beard, surpassing the record set in 1997. This video is interesting because the man’s family also explains some of the social and religious reasons behind the record-breaking beard.
This slideshow is a tribute to all those terrible hair-salon books?the ones where you can pick the latest style from thousands of tiny photos. As if some of today’s offerings aren’t bad enough, this crop is from the ?70s. Gotta love those sideburns.