National Hairstyle Appreciation Day

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Welcome to National Hairstyle Appreciation Day! Get ready to let your locks loose and celebrate the beauty and creativity of hairstyles from all around the world. Whether you have a fabulous mane or a simple bob, today is the day to embrace your unique style and show off your tresses with pride.

When is Hairstyle Appreciation Day?

It's national hairstyle appreciation day on the 30th April.

The History of National Hairstyle Appreciation Day

Did you know that hairstyles have been a form of self-expression and cultural identity since ancient times? From ancient Egypt to Renaissance Europe, people have always used their hair to make a statement. National Hairstyle Appreciation Day aims to acknowledge the importance of hair as a means of self-expression and celebrate the diverse hairstyles that exist today.

While the exact origin of this day is unknown, the popularity of celebrating different hairstyles and hair trends has been growing in recent years. It has become a day for hairdressers, stylists, and individuals alike to come together and appreciate the artistry and creativity that goes into hairstyling.

How to Celebrate

Celebrating National Hairstyle Appreciation Day is as easy as styling your hair in a way that makes you feel fabulous. Here are a few fun ideas to get you started:

  1. Try out a new hairstyle that you've always admired but never had the courage to attempt.
  2. If you have a friend who is a hairdresser or stylist, why not ask them for a creative hair makeover?
  3. Share pictures of your favorite hairstyles on social media using the hashtag #HairstyleAppreciationDay. Who knows, you might inspire someone else to try something new!

History behind the term 'Hairstyle Appreciation'


The Birth of the Modern Hairstyle

In the 1920s, a cultural revolution known as the 'Roaring Twenties' took place, which had a profound impact on fashion and style. This era marked the birth of the modern hairstyle, as women began to experiment with shorter haircuts and bolder looks. The iconic flapper bob, popularized by celebrities like Louise Brooks, became a symbol of rebellion and feminine empowerment.


The Rise of Hairdressing as an Art

During the 1950s, hairdressing evolved from simply cutting and styling hair into an art form. The introduction of new techniques and tools, such as curlers, hairspray, and rollers, allowed for more intricate and elaborate hairstyles. This period saw the emergence of iconic looks like the beehive, pompadour, and bouffant, which became symbols of glamour and sophistication.


The Era of Natural and Bohemian Styles

In the 1970s, the hairstyle appreciation took a turn towards a more natural and carefree aesthetic. Inspired by the hippie movement and the desire for individual expression, people embraced long, flowing locks, braids, and afros. This era celebrated the diversity of hair textures and promoted embracing one's natural hair, breaking away from conventional beauty standards.


Alternative Hair Movements and Subcultures

The 1990s brought forth a wave of alternative hair movements and subcultures that challenged mainstream ideals. From grunge to punk, individuals used their hairstyles as a means of self-expression and rebellion. Unconventional hair colors, edgy cuts, and radical styles became prominent, allowing people to reject conformity and embrace their unique identities.


The Modern Era of Hairstyle Appreciation

Today, the appreciation for hairstyles continues to evolve and diversify. With the rise of social media and celebrity culture, trends in hairstyles spread rapidly, inspiring people to experiment and push boundaries. From intricate braids to vibrant coloring techniques, individuals are encouraged to celebrate their personal style and showcase their creativity. Hairstyle appreciation has become a way to express individuality, cultural belonging, and artistic expression.

Did you know?

Did you know that the world's longest documented hair ever recorded belongs to Xie Qiuping from China? Her hair measured an astounding 18 feet 5.54 inches in 2004. Now that's some serious hair goals!


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First identified

30th April 2015

Most mentioned on

30th April 2016

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