Thenative American hairstyle has never been constant for any givenperiod. It frequently varies from time to time and from one tribe toanother. The mode of dressing or maintaining the hairstyle alsodiffers from one person to another. The hairstyle chosen makes anindividual attractive. This context shall primarily focus on thevarious native hairstyles, the conditions when it is applied and thepeople who use the hairstyle.
DifferentAmericans have different hairstyles. Some choose hairstyle basing onits popularity, others base on the identification as particularmembers of a given society (Hickey, 107). Others want to depend onthe age while some hairstyles symbolize power. Some tribes cut theirhair when mourning. Typical Native American women hairstyles includethe simple flowing hairstyles with or without bangs or even the longbraids. Some paint the horizontal stripes or dye it. Some wear hairon the heads. Others tie their hair behind their heads while otherscut it. Some of the hairstyles include the squash blossom hairstyles,the bonnet hairstyles (Blansett, 246).
Accordingto Blansett (246) American men, hairstyles include the flowinghairstyles, the shaved heads, as well as the long braids. People cuthair for various reasons like showing of the grief or shame. Somecould even wear the synthetic hair. Other methods include roach styleor the Mohawk. Others twisted their hair into long hair rolls toresemble the new dreadlocks (Dawson, 1011).
Toconclude, Several Native hairstyles for men and women have beendiscussed. It is clear that the choice of the hairstyles based onseveral factors. Some people use the same hairstyles as those ofwomen. Some styles get outdated while remaining in practice.
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