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Back Hair Appreciation Night

The Bowie Baysox (double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles) recently took time to appreciate an under-appreciated bodily feature. Looks like some of the people in attendance may have been relatives of Sasquatch. More pictures at

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Aug 03, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Body, Hair and Hairstyling

Forgotten Afro Wigs of 1975





Even with the current renewed popularity of Afro hairstyles, I doubt we will see the return of any of these modes soon.

Original ads here.

Scroll down at link.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jul 24, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Ethnic Groupings, 1970's, Hair and Hairstyling


Control your phone by stroking your hair. It's a technology invented by Katia Vega of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, who explains: "we add new functionalities to hair extensions, turning them into a seamless device that recognizes auto-contact behaviors concealed to outside observers."

This is obviously a technology invented by someone who has lots of hair. Useless for us hairless types. Though she does say she has plans for a way of controlling apps by stroking your beard.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri May 01, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Inventions, Telephones, Hair and Hairstyling

Shampooed Hair Art

Photographer Cheuk Lun Lo has drawn inspiration from shampoo, creating a photo series in which he focuses on heads of hair all lathered up and twisted into various shapes. More info at Designboom.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Feb 03, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Art, Hygiene, Photography and Photographers, Hair and Hairstyling

Bristlr - a social network for beard lovers

Bristlr is an app that promises to connect "those with beards to those who want to stroke beards."

It was created by 28-year-old John Kershaw, who says he came up with the idea as a joke, but now it's "a real thing being made."

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Jan 05, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Hair and Hairstyling



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Who ever knew that a nice day at the beach could cause such horrors?

Explanation of Tatcho.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Dec 22, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Oceans and Maritime Pursuits, Nineteenth Century, Hair and Hairstyling

The Gray Shadow

"Lift the gloom of gray that darkens your face!"

Source: The Raritan Township and Fords Beacon - Apr 10, 1936
Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Nov 26, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Advertising, 1930's, Hair and Hairstyling

Shun the Mustache Kiss!

We're now three weeks into Movember. So this seems like timely advice from the Washington Post - Apr 28, 1912.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Nov 25, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Hygiene, Experiments, 1910's, Hair and Hairstyling

Follies of the Madmen #230


From Look magazine for September 13, 1962.

Compare to Follies #227.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Sep 22, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Surrealism, 1960's, Hair and Hairstyling

Taking Manscaping To The Next Level

Daniel Johnson, a famous British hair stylist is taking manscaping to the next level with the intricate chest hair designs like the one pictured above. More interesting examples after the jump.
Posted By: patty | Date: Fri Sep 12, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Art, Hair and Hairstyling
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