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The design of a coiffure.
- hair´styl´ist noun
- Mohawk (mo´hôk´)
A hairstyle in which the scalp
is shaved except for an upright strip of hair that runs across the crown of
the head from the forehead to the nape of the neck.
- bowl cut
- pompadour (pòm´pe-dôr´,
1.A woman's hairstyle formed by
sweeping the hair up from the forehead.
2.A man's hairstyle formed by brushing
the hair up from the forehead.
[After the Marquise de Pompadour.]
- dreadlocks (drèd´lòks´)
Long, thin braids or natural
locks of hair densely radiating from the scalp, in a style popularized by
- dread´locked´ adjective
- The most visible symbol of the Rastafarian
movement, dreadlocks - long, tightly plaited or knotted strands of hair
worn to the shoulders - were first adopted in Jamaica beore the Second World
War as an affirmation of identity. They originated as an imitation of hairstyles
worn in Ethiopia under Haile Selassie (Ras Tafari), also recalling the lion's
mane evolked in his title 'Lion of Judah'. Originally worn only by a small
number of true
believers, dreadlocks spread through the black community, first in Jamaica
and soon after in Britain, with the increase of black consciousness and
the popularity of Reggae music. By the mid 1970's, locks ( as they wre usually
know by wearers) were a familiar sight in London, also being worn by some
young whites of both sexes. Short locks were fashionable in the mid-eighties
among devotees of revived funk, soul & hip hop culture in the UK and
the USA. Later in the decade tangled ringlets, often hennaed, were one of
the badges of the crusties
- IDM acid jazz track _Red Mullet_ MP3
by Jega off of _Spectrum_ 12"x2 on Matador (1998)
- mullet haikus:
A double-wide sarcophagus
Get off my property
- Born to Run Hairdo
Whither doest thou wander, Dude?
Home to New Jersey..
- It's not a trailer
Angry mullet man insists
- My el camino
'sup on blocks right now, got a
mu'fukin oil leak
- crew cut
- crew cut or crewcut
A closely cropped haircut.
[So called because it was worn
- Between 1957 and 1962 the cropped
hairstyle common among many male pre-teens and teenagers in the USA was
a fashionable fad in Britain, worn by those emulating the 'progressive'
aspects (rather than the more flamboyant rock & roll look) of American
pop culture. The style, which first evolved
into a so-called semi-crew, then into a 'Roman' look, was out of fashion
from about 1963 to 1967, when late mods and proto-skinheads revived it.
The crew cut was revived by members of the two tone movement from 1979,
and a mutation of the crew cut, the flat-top, was a fad of the early Eighties.
The name of the style probably ddervies from its popularity withAmerican
college rowing crews of the 1930s and 1940s.
- french braid
- butch haircut (b¢ch hâr´kùt´)
A haircut in which the hair is
cropped close to the head.
- corn rows
- conk (kòngk) noun
A hairstyle in which the hair
is straightened, usually by chemical means. Also called process.
conked, conking, conks
To straighten (tightly curled
hair) usually by chemical means.
[Perhaps alteration of congolene,
substance for straightening hair.]
- A process hairstyle (one where the
hair is straightened by the appliation of chemicals and/or heat) as worn
by hip young blacks in the U.S. from the 1920s until the late 1960s, when
it was superseded by the racially affirmative afro style. Processed hair
as worn by such celebrities as Michael Jackson and Prince continued to causes
controversy in the 1980s but the term 'conk' was no longer applied. It originated
either as an alteration of Congolene, the trademark name of a hair-straightener
preparation, or as a slang word for the head.
- roach (roch) noun
1. A roll of hair brushed up from
the forehead or temple.
2. A hairstyle especially among
certain Native American peoples in which the head is shaved except for a strip
from front to back across the top.
3. Nautical. An outward curve in
the leech of a fore-and-aft sail.
roached, roaching, roaches
1. To brush (hair) in a roach.
2. To shave (the mane of a horse)
to a short bristle.
- braid (brâd) verb
braided, braiding, braids verb,
1.a. To interweave three or more
strands, strips, or lengths of in a diagonally overlapping pattern: braided
the rags into a strong rope. b. To create (something) by such interweaving:
braid a rug. c. To style (the hair) by such interweaving. d. To mingle (discrete
elements, for example) as if by such interweaving: braided the ideas into
a complex thesis.
2.To decorate or edge (something)
with a trim of interwoven strands: finished the jacket by braiding the collar
3.To fasten or decorate (hair)
with a band or ribbon.
To flow, twist,
or wind as if interwoven: a stream braiding through the woods.
1. A braided segment or length,
as of hair, fabric, or fiber.
2. Ornamental cord or ribbon, used
especially for decorating or edging fabrics.
3. A ribbon or band used to fasten
4. Slang. Naval officers of high
[Middle English braiden, from Old
English bregdan, to weave.]
- braid´er noun
- pouf (p¡f) noun
1.A woman's hairstyle popular in
the 18th century, characterized by high rolled puffs.
2.A part of a garment, such as
a dress, that is gathered into a puff.
3.A rounded ottoman.
[French, from Old French, interjection
used for a fall, of imitative origin.]
- pouf´fy adjective
- hair extension (noun)
hair: false hair, hairpiece, hair
extension, switch, wig, toupee, headgear
hairdressing: false hair, hairpiece,
toupee, switch, postiche, hair extension, hair weaving, hair implant,
- page boy
- pageboy (pâj´boi´)
1. One, usually a boy, who acts
or serves as a page.
2. A hairstyle, usually shoulder-length,
with the ends of the hair curled under smoothly in a loose roll.
- liberty bell spikes
- pony tail
- ponytail (po´nê-tâl´)
A hairstyle in which the hair is
held back so as to hang down like a pony's tail.
- po´nytailed´ adjective
A rounded, very thick, tightly
curled hair style.
African in style or origin.
[Probably short for Afro-American.]
- The natural result of the convergence
of long hair and Afro-Caribbean hair texture, the Afro (a shortening of
'Afro-American') became an emblematic expression of black pride in 1967.
Until that time most black militants of both sexes had worn short or medium-length
hairstyles indistinguishable from those of conformist black society (in
which the imitation of white styles by straightening and bleaching was also
widespread). Allowing hair to grow and then teasing it into a mass of tight
curls produced a spectacular anti-Establishment symbol that quickly spread
from the street and campuses to the music and fashion industries. Among
white hippies, both male and female, and particularly in Britain, the style
became detached from its political overtones and was adopted as the hair
fad of the moment in the winter of 1967-8, necessitating backcombing or
perming. Afro wigs were also worn by those forbidden to grow their hair,
such as American prison
inmates, and by those who were willing to make only a part-time fashion
statement. The Afro was never African (it was banned in Tanzania as a symbol
of neo-colonialism), it was rejected by Rastafarians, and by about 1973
was mainly limited to the visual repertoire of funk music groups.
- madchester track _Kinky Afro_
by Happy Mondays off of _Pills & Thrills & Bellyaches_ (1990)
girl group noise pop track _Afro Hair: 5.5 Yards Long_ MP3by
Little Fujiko off of _White Peach Jellyfish_
- Also known as the Eton flop and
the floppie, this male hairstyle consists of a short back and sides with
a long hank of hair swept across the top of the head to fall over the
eyes. Inspired by appearance of pre-Second World War aesthetes, the flop
is actually common to many British public schools, where it allows languid
gestures - the tossing of the head, the flicking of the wrist - without
offending against rules prohibiting
long hair, which usually stipulate that the collar must not be obscured.
The flop flourished through the 1980s and was still in evidence in the
early 1990s, when it was not confined to schoolboys but was also worn
by college and university students of differing class backgrounds and
by some indie pop, shambling and shoe-gazing musicians.
- elephant's trunk
- A spectacular male hairstyle of the Teddy Boy era,
the elephant's trunk consisted of a tubular quiff projecting over the
forehead. The arrangement was an eleboration of the early DA. Worn by
the proto-glam star Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music in 1971, it was revived
by some adherents of the rockabilly look in the early 1980s, including
a small number of females.
- flattop (flàt´tòp´)
1. An aircraft carrier.
2. A short haircut in which the
hair is brushed straight up and cropped flat across the top.ducktail
The flat-top hairstyle originated
as a modification of the American army-issue crew cut (the 'GI crop') following
the Second World War. The short all-over military crop was lengthened and
levelled off geometrically on the top, while the sides were brushed back.
(In a more radical version known as the 'Mac Curtis' after a rockabilly
star, a kiss curl and duck tail were included.) In the USA, the flat-top
became the emblematic hairstyle of adolescent males - particularly working-class
and rockabilly devotees - around 1956. When the neo-Rockabilly movement
for some British fashion followers in 1979, the flat-top took the place
of the spiky crop to provide a vogue style comparable to the similar black
'Philly-crop' (prominent in hip hop culture) and the avant-garde geometric
successors of the wedge (taken to extremes by the black model and singer
Grace Jones in 1981). Bewteen 1980 and 1986 the flat-top thrived among the
representatives of the 'clean-cut' wing of male fashion, having shed its
specific Rockabilly overtones.
A hairstyle in which the hair
is swept back at the sides to meet in an upturned point in back. Also called
- Joe Cirello, a barber from Philadelphia,
claimed to have invented the DA (the initials stand fo duck's ass' or 'duck's
arse') in 1940. In fact a similar hairstyle, sometimes called the Argentine
Ducktail, consisting of greased hair piled high on top and swept back at
the sides to form a ridge or seam at the back, was simultaneously fashionable
among the Mexican-American Pachucos of Los
Angeles. The DA was adopted as an emblematic coiffure by disaffected
young males all over the English-speaking world and beyond (particularlty
in France and Sweden) during the 1950s. In Britain it was part of the visual
identity of Teddy Boys and Rockers, along with the Quiff and the Elephant's
- marcel (mär-sèl´)
A hairstyle characterized by deep,
made by a heated curling iron.
marcelled, marcelling, marcels
To style (the hair) with deep,
regular waves, using a curling iron.
To make such a hairstyle.
[After Marcel Grateau (1852-1936),
topic of discussion by Brian
Eno @ Art Center School Of Design 10/2/97
"hair cut space - axis - rebel/conformist, etc."
Everyday Life, 1920
Antoine de Paris creates
the mannish shingle bob haircut that will replace the conventional bob
introduced by dancer
Irene Castle in 1914. Polish-born hairdresser Antek Cierplikowski, 35,
calls himself Monsieur Antoine.
United States, People of
The American character looks
always as if it had just had a rather bad haircut, which gives it, in our
eyes at any rate, a greater humanity than the European, which even among
its beggars has an all too professional air.
Mary McCarthy (1912-89), U.S. author,
critic. "America the Beautiful," in Commentary (New York, Sept. 1947; repr.
in On the Contrary, 1961).
new wave entity B-52's
The beehive hairstyle. Also known
in the USA as the B-52 (after the giant bulbous WWII bombr plane), the beehive-shaped
hairdo was emblematic of working-class chic in the early 1960s. The style originated
in the USA in 1958 as one of a variety of elaborately teased and lacquered versions
of big hair that mutaed from ealier pageboy and bouffant styles. It was adopted
in Britain shortly after, typically worn with pastel colours, taffeta and stilettos.
By the mid 1960s the beehive was out of fashion, but probably subconsciously
influenced the later more modest conical cuts and bouffants worn by mod girls.
The beehive has continued to fascinate connoisseurs and revivalists of 1960s
kitsch. It was resurrected by the B-52's, an avant-garde post punk pop group
from Macon, Georgia, in 1978, and again by British chanteuse Mari Wilson in
also featuring in John WAters' 1988 cult film, _Hairspray_.
s/t 12" (1979)
- 1. _Planet
Claire_ MP3 (160k)
- 2. _52 Girls_ MP3
- 3. _Dance
This Mess Around_
- 4. _Rock Lobster_ MP3
- 7. _Hero Worship_ MP3
- release _Wild Planet_ 12"
- _Roam_ MP3
- _Love Shack_ MP3
player Shaquille (Shaq) O'Neal - whenever he makes a good play, the Staples
Center plays this song.
- _There's A Moon
In The Sky_ MP3
- _Give Me Back My Man_ MP3
- _Private Idaho_ MP3
- film _My Own Private Idaho_
- faces: Keanu Reeves, River Phoenix
- _Strobe Light_
- _Moon 83_ MP3
- _53 Miles West Of Venus_ MP3
- _Butterbean_ MP3
- _Trism_ MP3
- _Devil In My Car_ MP3
- _Legal Tender_ MP3
- _Song For A Future Generation_
- _Party Out Of Bounds_ MP3
- _Whammy Kiss_ MP3
funk instrumental entity Lafayette Afro Rock Band (ca.
- _Heels & Soles (192k)
- _Darkest Light_
off of _Malik 12" on America (1972)
- _Soul Makossa_ MP3 (192k)
- _Hihache_ MP3
- _Conga_ MP3
- _Malik_ MP3
- _Racubah_ MP3 (64k)
- _The Gap_ MP3 (192k)
- _Little Sister_ MP3 (64k)
release _My People Were Fair & Had Sky In Their
Hair...But Now They're Content To Wear Stars_ 12" (1968) by Tyrannosaurus
- 5. _Chateau In Virginia Waters_
- 8. _Afghan Woman_ MP3
- 11. _Weilder Of Words_
- 12. _Frowning Atahuallpa (My Inca
- track _Haircut Economics_ MP3
by Hot Hot Heat off of _Scenes One Through Thirteen_ on Ohev (2002)
- lo fi track indie pop _Cut Your
by Pavement off of _Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain_ on Matador (1994)
- art pop lounge track _The Boy With
Green Hair_ MP3
by Witch Hazel Sound off of _This World, Then The Fireworks..._ on Hidden
- shoegazer dream
pop track _Black Hair, Green
by Isobella off of _Akasha_
on Clairecords/Space Station 121 (2000)
- track _Mullet Head_ by Beastie
- college rock alternative pop underground
track _Purple Toupee_ MP3(ed2k128k)
by They Might Be Giants off of _Lincoln_ 12"
on Bar/None (1989)
- cover of release _Charlie_ by
off of _A-Zap (1998)
- IDM track _James' Second Haircut_ MP3
by Manitoba off of _Start Breaking My Heart_ CD on Domino
Recording Company Ltd. (2001)
- track _Hair Is Real_
Am Spoonbender off of _Sender/Receiver_ on Gold Standard (1998)
- shibuya kei euro house track _Hairstyle Of The Devil_
track _American Short Hair_ MP3
by Kazumi Watanabe off of _Mobo, Vol. 1_ 12" on Gramavision (1983)
- stop motion animation video _Periwig Maker_ (asf)(33.2megs) narrated by Kenneth Branagh
- dark techno track _Hell Toupe_ MP3 (192k)
by Dave Tarrida off of _Scream Therapy_ 12" on Tresor #154 (2000)
- dark techno track _Big Hair (Dave Angel Mix)(mixed
4:11)_ MP3 (160k)
by Ha-Lo off of _Larm 2_ MixCD on HUG (2000)
- track _The Higher The Hair,
The Closer To God_ MP3 (56k)
by Rye Coalition off of _Hee Saw Dhuh Kaet_ on Gern Blandsten (1999)