Re: The 1970s were a long hair friendly decade

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Posted by Gene W (other posts) on December 23, 2016 at 07:53:41 Previous Next

In Reply to: The 1970s were a long hair friendly decade posted by Josh on December 22, 2016 at 14:23:12:

Not really. This is coming from a guy who had long hair in the '70s. That decade was an interesting one for hair fashion. A lot more women wore very long hair back then. But in spite of the old photos you may run across, the social stigma associated with long haired males was much greater then. I had a client for a service job I had then cancel his account because they sent out a hippy longhair. The cooler people were OK with it, but most people seemed very disdainful of it.

I found the general acceptance of long hair much better from about the '90s on. You have more people who've grown up around long haired males, I think. While not the norm, long hair guys are a social niche these days and seem to have a place in the world. We really didn't in the '70s.

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