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Hairvolution #115


Another Girls Rock Camp volunteer (and fellow lover of kitten tips):


Fortunately, for those who are especially, um… inspired by their feline friends, cat lovers in Japan have developed a cat-themed hairstyle.  Should you be so inclined, here’s a tutorial:


Hairvolution #113


Another Girls Rock Camp rock star!  (See Hairvolution #111 for more info.)


*And in case you’re pop-culturally challenged like me, the early years style reference made by this participant is to Legolas from Lord of the Rings.


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Hairvolution #107


Among other things, this contributor happens to be a beekeeper!  Did you know that beeswax is a common ingredient in mustache wax, as well as various brands of pomade?  (A major shift since the early 19th century when bear fat was reportedly used!)

Hair product can really make or break your style, and these days the market is saturated with a huge variety of options.  Fortunately, there are plenty of resources out in the world to help you select the perfect concoction for your desired look.

*In case you’re curious, this participant uses Paul Mitchell Shaping Cream.


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Hairvolution #106


Did you know there was once a law in Michigan that prohibited women from cutting their hair without their husband’s permission?  Many thanks to the Supreme Court for making that sort of oppression equally accessible to all loving couples.


Snarkiness aside, this participant and I both share an organizational crush on Southerners On New Ground.  Check out their response to yesterday’s decision:

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Hairvolution #105


Happy Pride, y’all!  I’m celebrating our annual rainbow-wrapped spectacle in San Francisco this year, where I met this brilliant and lovely contributor.

Though she currently resides here in the Bay, this participant originally hales from Alabama, and she’s still as Southern as ever.  Sarah Fonesca illuminates this intersection in her regular Autostraddle column, “Going Down (South)“:

Being queer is a lot like being Southern. Both identities refuse to be contained by border or stereotype. There’s no one way to be queer, just like there’s no one way to be Southern. You can stray away from either place but still identify with it; call it home. They are nomadic identities, and both queer and Southern alike have a remarkable sixth-sense when it comes to picking one another out of crowds in the biggest of cities.

Fonesca recently profiled a collection of LGBTQ Southerners, including Jenna Lyles, an organizer for Southerners On New Ground, and the contributor of Hairvolution #87!

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Hairvolution #104


In honor of this participant’s love of bangs, a collection of factoids for your next hair-themed trivia night:

In the 1860s, the term “bangtailed” was used to describe horses that had had their tails cropped.  Shortly thereafter, people (predominantly in America) began referring to the hair cut above one’s eyebrows as “bangs.”  Elsewhere in the world, the term “fringe” is more commonly used.


During Dwight Eisenhower’s 1952 presidential run, his campaign office got so many letters criticizing his wife’s bangs that they created a form response letter.


In the 1950s, a Scotch Tape ad recommended using the product when cutting bangs at home: “Fix fringe to forehead with Scotch Tape and cut across top of tape.  Fringe cuts straight, hair trimmings stick to tape—won’t fall in eyes.”



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Hairvolution #103


Being a cis-guy doesn’t mean you can’t rock a dyke haircut!  A stylist in Montreal even started their own bike shop/hair-cutting business in an effort to spread the hotness.


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Hairvolution #102




This participant recently found their old dreadlocks, stashed away in a box with some other mementos and keepsakes.  As it turns out, saving hair is a pretty common practice; check out this super fascinating story about a lock of Beethoven’s hair.

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Hairvolution #94

IMG_9126Fuck yeah, femme visibility!

(And so many thanks to all the brilliant, beautiful, courageous, creative, and fierce femmes out there who help to make our community so rich!)

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Hairvolution #89


If the phrase “Christian hipster” is a new one for you, check this out: hipsterchristianity.com

So glad you finally donned your fairy wings, my friend!


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