Hair styles from your youth.

The Velvet Curtain

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This evening I have watched some nostalgia music shows and I have been remembering my haircuts through the ages.

In my early teens I was a proper mod and adopted the modernist curtains of Paul Weller.
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By the time I got to University my tastes had widenened, I had learned to back comb and with my use of CFC loaded hairspray I was doing my bit for the hole in the Ozone layer, my I offer the Echo and the Bunnymen look.
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Through Uni this became more manageable and developed into the Morrisey quiff.
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By the time I moved into work it had become the practical and left leaning Billy Bragg flat top, a style that has persisted for many years.
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Now in my 50s, I can say that I am not likely to go grey, based on the fact that I am well on my way to the full Dr Evil.
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So come on, lets have your history in hairstyles, not pictures of yourself, but what you were aiming for, there is a special prize for the first to admit to a mullet.
 
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This evening I have watched some nostalgia music shows and I have been remembering my haircuts through the ages.

In my early teens I was a proper mod and adopted the modernist curtains of Paul Weller.
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By the time I got to University my tastes had widenened, I had learned to back comb and with my use of CFC loaded hairspray I was doing my bit for the hole in the Ozone layer, my I offer the Echo and the Bunnymen look.
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Through Uni this became more manageable and developed into the Morrisey quiff.
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By the time I moved into work it had become the practical and left leaning Billy Bragg flat top, a style that has persisted for many years.
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Now in my 50s, I can say that I am not likely to go grey, based on the fact that I am well on my way to the full Dr Evil.
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So come on, lets have your history in hairstyles, not pictures of yourself, but what you were aiming for, there is a special prize for the first to admit to a mullet.

All my photos are in a chest under a heap of stuff. I had long hair as a teen, then as a young parent I acceptable hair. Then as a rep then working for myself quite short hair. Now it's a number 1 all over. I still have a full head of hair, just like it short. No mullet here, but it was quite long as a teen. I've had a tache since I could grow one. (Teens)

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All my photos are in a chest under a heap of stuff. I had long hair as a teen, then as a young parent I acceptable hair. Then as a rep then working for myself quite short hair. Now it's a number 1 all over. I still have a full head of hair, just like it short. No mullet here, but it was quite long as a teen. I've had a tache since I could grow one. (Teens)

Russ

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That's it, We don't want your photos, just who were you influenced by.
The only time at Uni when my hair looked properly good was when my house mate's girlfriend did it for me. She has a flair for hairdressing, but also insisting on including eye liner, and there is no way I am posting a photo of me wearing eye liner.
 

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That's it, We don't want your photos, just who were you influenced by.
The only time at Uni when my hair looked properly good was when my house mate's girlfriend did it for me. She has a flair for hairdressing, but also insisting on including eye liner, and there is no way I am posting a photo of me wearing eye liner.

When I started working my friend at work and I hit it off. We started hanging round, three of his brothers were in a bikie gang, I knew some guys in another bikie gang so we hung out at their flats every weekend. So I was long dirty hair and denims and did drugs. They influenced me until the birth of my first child. Then I became responsible, worked at two jobs to get ahead. I was 17 at the time. A business friend of mine I've known for over 30 years. He influenced me to this day.

Russ
 

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My hairstyles over the years...well, when I was a kid, I had no say in my haircut. My mom cut it at home and it was meant to be yer basic side part, but my hair never stayed parted, it fell down likes bangs/fringe, but it was angled, because it was meant to be parted, so it looked kind of stupid. Until I was 13, Dad buzzed our hair all the way down at the beginning of summer.

I was allowed a little more freedom in my teens, but not much more, so it was just a bit longer all around. 10+ years in the military after that decided my hairstyle for the most part. Just back to the side part, with an occasional foray into a middle part, until during one of my evaluations, my supervisor told me, "this is off the record, but it's been proven that people who part their hair in the middle are more likely to be drug users, so you might want to think about the message you're sending..."

Once I got out, it was like I had to play catch-up. I had short hair, long hair, ponytails, man buns, side part, middle part, straight back dry, straight back greased, pompadour, full beard, evil magician beard, Van Dyke, pornstache, Star Trek sideburns/boards, Abe Lincoln beard, Victorian muttonchops-and-mustache-no-beard, David Lynch hair, 1967 Lennon shag cut, 1977 Bowie Thin White Duke cut, etc.

These days, it's medium length and combed back...except when it's not. The only thing I don't like is a lot of hair maintenance (that's why the pomp, while fantastic to look at, didn't last long). Beard is all over, but trimmed fairly short, though I do grow it out a bit in the winter.
 

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Grade school - Mom was the stylist / straight across bangs and side and back were chin(ish) length. Then I grew it out long and straight. No bangs.

Senior year of high school - I went to stylist with my long hair and said "I want long curls similar to Roger Daltry in the 70s" well, the stylist must have had Roger Daltry and Susan Powter (exercise /stop the insanity) styles confused because that is what I ended up with - a Susan cut. I can remember my mom was furious as it was close to senior picture day and honestly, I looked 40 years old.. haha

After that disaster, I let it grow back long and straight and it's been that way since which is MANY years! Sometimes a little shorter but, always long enough to pull back in a pony tail!
 

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I do want to add, with all those hairstyles, I've never had a mullet. It's a shame they look so stupid, because it's the perfect hairstyle in its own way - free-flowing "I'm a rebel, baby" at the back, but no stringy hair to get in your face when you're cooking.

The closest I came was a few years ago. My hair was longer, just under shoulder-length. I liked that, but the hair on the sides would constantly fall in my face, which drove me crazy.

I'd get my hair cut, and the stylist would always ask, "What're we doing today?" - I'd always say, "Just clean up the back, keep the length, but shorten the sides a little, please."

After about the fourth visit, we went through that, and she looked at me in a no-nonsense way and said, "Look, if I cut the sides any shorter and leave the length alone, you're going to end up with a mullet...and no client of mine is getting a mullet from me!" :laugh:
 

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In my very youthful youth, I loved to chew on my hair (I was probably five or six). Mom had most of it chopped off so I couldn't do that. I had a cut with very short hair and bangs. Finally I was allowed to grow my hair long, probably when I was 12 or so. I was no longer interested in chewing it. Somewhere in high school I decided I hated the parental bangs, and grew them out. Through college and beyond, I kept trying to get my hair as long as I could get it, not looking at any particular celebrity but perhaps inspired by the musical, Hair. It turned into split hair haven, and I never got it to go much past my shoulder blades, and frankly, it looked horrid with all them split ends.

Late 80s I developed some brown spots on my forehead - so I covered them up by getting bangs again. In the early 90s I realized my head of hair was never meant to be full, too fine for that. So, I've been short or semi-short ever since. I now tell the hairdresser to go for feathered and layered, and keep the bangs (although the brown spots went away). My hair does have a natural wave to it that I try to encourage.

On the positive side, although I am 66 years old now - my hair is still naturally brown. (I did dye it twice in the 90s, an auburn mahogany reddish tone, using temporary, but not permanent, henna coloration.)

PS: I have always enjoyed looking at men with mullets. Still do. I find the look still hot. Not sorry.
 
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