The Jamaican dreadlock originally came from a Rastafarian belief that long locks are a sign of maturity and wisdom. This style is formed by allowing your hair to grow without being combed, making the hairs mat together and form the unique look. Curly hair often forms faster as the hairs naturally curl around each other, but any hair type can sport this style with enough time and beeswax.
2) Split Peach
The split peach hairstyle is a traditional Japanese look worn by geisha. This adored, origami like hairstyle features a butterfly like bun in the back of the head. During the 1800’s the style was very popular, in fact tourists would pay good money to have their hair and makeup done geisha style.
This hairstyle has ancient roots in African culture. Evidence has been found in clay tablets, proving the style was part of the Nok civilization in Nigeria. This style features tight rows of hair going back the entire scalp. The thickness and the location of the braids can vary with each individual’s personal style.
4) Long Horn
The long horn hairstyle is a two thousand year old tradition worn by the Miao woman of China. Designed to resemble the horns of oxen and water buffalo, this style pays respect to the animal kingdom and nature in general. The style is created by placing U-shaped wood on top of the head and wrapping the hair around it. It is then secured in a figure eight fashion with a white cord. Wool and Linen are sometimes used to ensure the style looks its fullest.
A commandment in the Torah that Orthodox Jewish men follow states that their payos or sideburns should never be cut. This style features long curled sideburns on both sides of the head.
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