Benn’s tips for Olympic Hair
By Ana Grabova
Published 01 July 2012
(July-August 2012 Edition)
Benjamin Charles takes inspiration from the Olympic Games for this issue’s top hair tips.
In classical Greece, women’s hair was long and pulled back into a chignon. Many dyed their hair red with henna and sprinkled it with gold powder, often adnoring it with fresh flowers or jewelled tiaras. Men’s hair was short and even shaved on occasion.
Unmarried Chinese girls hair was usually worn long and braided whilst woman combed the hair back from the face and wound into a knot at the nape. The Manchu regime of the time dictated that men shaved the front of the head and the back hair long and braided, tied with black silk.
Due to many tribal customs African hairstyles were many and varied. Many tribes dyed hair with red earth and grease mangbetu women involved plaiting the hair thinly then adorning the hair with long bone needles. Other tribes took a more simple approach covering their long ponytails with a head scarf and adorning with leaves.
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