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The bob is much more than a fashion, it’s a symbol of the Roaring Twenties. Paris: The Golden Twenties, Sky Arts 2020
Jainism: An act of self-sacrifice which is why in her ultimate test of faith every hair on her head will be plucked out by hand. Extraordinary Rituals: Changing World, BBC 2018
My English teacher has no face. She has uncombed stringy hair that droops on her shoulders. The hair is black from her part to her ears and then neon orange to the frizzy ends. I can’t decide if she had pissed off her hairdresser or is morphing into a monarch butterfly. I call her Hairwoman. Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak
The hair was a work of art. And no self-respecting Ted would leave the house without getting it right. Suggs, Teen Spirit: Here Come the Teds, Yesterday 2012
I do condition my hair with honey and beer. I smell like the bottom of a beer barrel for days afterwards, but it’s very good for the hair. Catherine Zeta-Jones
Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts. Jim Morrison
Hair is also a problem. I remember once when I was reporting from Beirut at the height of the civil war, someone wrote in to the BBC complaining about my appearance. Kate Adie
I never had long hair before I got busted. I never had a beard before I got busted. Charles Manson
Fair tresses man’s imperial race insnare,
And beauty draws us with a single hair. Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock, 1714
Does me hair look like shite? The Royle Family: Wedding Day s1e6, Denise, BBC 1998
He wasn’t necessarily in good shape. And he had this comb-over that was rather elaborate. American Hustle 2013 starring Christian Bale & Bradley Cooper & Amy Adams & Jeremy Renner & Jennifer Lawrence & C K Louis & Jack Huston & Michael Pena & Shea Whigham & Alessandro Nivola & Elisabeth Rohm & Paul Herman et al, director David O Russell, her commentary
England’s Alfred West holds the world record for splitting hairs; he split a human hair into 18 parts, making all the cuts from one point. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2006
Indian policeman Sailendra Nath Roy pulled a bus by his ponytail for 100 ft (30m) in 2003. Previously he had pulled a van and a jeep with his ponytail and lifted a 45 lb (20kg) weight with his moustache. ibid.
‘Little Giant’ Eddie Polo pulls a car 100 yd (90m) in 1 minute 40 seconds in Dover, New Hampshire, in August 1931 – using only the strength of his hair. ibid.
Officially China’s hairiest man Yu Zhenhuan’s body is 96% covered in hair. ibid.
Priscilla, known as Monkey Girl, had a completely hairy body and a full beard. ibid.
A Romanian woman makes clothes from her own hair! ibid.
Oklahoma: It is illegal for women to do their own hair without being licensed by the state. ibid.
We know a lot of people care a lot about hair ... The hair stuff is bullshit. Penn & Teller, Bullshit! s3e8: Hair, Showtime 2005
Every year Americans spend thirty-four billion dollars on retail hair-care products. ibid.
If all you’re looking at is the hair, you’re missing some major points. ibid.
We’re hairy arseholes. ibid.
Hair. It always needs doing. You’ve got to have a trade, boy. Fantabulosa! dad to boy Kenneth Williams, BBC 2006
When red-haired people are above a certain social grade their hair is auburn. Mark Twain
turns white with our ripening
as though to fly away in some
coming wind, bearing the seed
of what we know. Wendell Berry, 1934, American poet & novelist
Her hair that lay along her back
Was yellow like ripe corn. Christina Rossetti, The Blessed Damsel, 1870
I am Armenian, so of course I am obsessed with laser hair removal! Arms, bikini, legs, underarms ... my entire body is hairless. Kim Kardashian
There is a hormone that is converted from testosterone that genetics allows to attach to hair up here ... and eventually to be lost. Dr Matt Levitt, Medical Hair Restoration
And the man whose hair is fallen off his head, he is bald; yet is he clean.
And he that hath his hair fallen off from the part of his head toward his face, he is forehead bald: yet is he clean. Leviticus 13:40&41
They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh. Leviticus 21:5
Doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her. I Corinthians 11:14
Gorgeous hair is the best revenge. Ivana Trump
There’s many a man has more hair than wit. William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors
I’m undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair. Hillary Clinton
Those curious locks so aptly twin’d,
Whose every hair a soul doth bind. Thomas Carew, To A.L., Persuasions to Love l37
She knows her man, and when you rant and swear,
Can draw you to her with a single hair. John Dryden, Persius, Satire V:246
Her hair is bound with myrtle leaves,
(Green leaves upon her golden hair!)
Green grasses through the yellow sheaves
Of Autumn corn are not more fair. Oscar Wilde, La Bella Donna delta mia Mente
My wig must be able to withstand nuclear attack. Spitting Image s1e5, Margaret to Dennis Thatcher, ITV 1984
Just to confirm to all my followers: I have had a hair transplant. I was going bald at 25. Why not? Wayne Rooney
She began to curl her hair and long for balls. Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
Each one of us has a unique head of hair … around 150,000 individual hair strands grown approximately one centimetre every month. Horizon: Hair Care, BBC 2017
‘It’s not easy to work out what the scientific evidence actually is.’ ibid. expert
‘About a hundred, hundred and fifty.’ ibid. woman’s monthly expenditure
The clinic performs around six hair transplants a week, each costing on average £7,000. ibid.
Heat is big business. ibid.
Shiny hair is one of the most desired qualities in the world of hair care. ibid.
As we age and we lose natural colour from our hair, it starts to become less reflective and therefore less shiny. ibid.
This grey gene goes by the catchy name of IRF4. ibid.