Just like no two snowflakes are the same, and no two people have the
same sets of fingerprints, hairstyles are as varied and unique as
the world we live in. There are all sorts of different hairstyles
that you can choose from. Some are designed based on ethnicity, taking
advantage of and dealing with the shortfalls of specific hair types
related to genetic happenstance. Some hairstyles are based merely
on color, taking advantage of simple optical illusions, as we discuss
in the Cool Hairstyles article. A hairstyle might look better based
on your face’s shape as discussed in the Women’s Hairstyles article. Pending on your unique personal tastes, some hairstyles might
look great, others might look ugly, and still others might escape
your notice. For a quick glimpse at some of the different types of
hairstyles out there, keep reading.
Fauxhawk: For those who are familiar with the
traditional Mohawk, the Fauxhawk won’t seem to different at
first glance. Rather than shaving the sides of the head completely,
hair is grown long all around, and with strong holding gel, the
long hair is fashioned and shape in an upward motion toward the
center of the head. This gives the appearance of a Mohawk without
having to commit to shaving most of the head.
Odango: Popularized by the Japanese animated series,
Sailor Moon, this hairstyle has swept through the anime pop culture.
It is style by shaping two buns on either side of the head with
the remaining hair pulled back into pigtails.
Bob Cut: This style is simple and has been around
for quite awhile. The essential concept of the bob cut is designed
for straight hair, cutting the length to around chin length and
cropping it close to the face. Banks are kept at a medium to medium-long
Chonmage: This style of hair is different in most
parts of the world other than Japan. The hair is pulled up into
a tight, small bun on the top of the head. It is often kept there
by a visible wrap. The style is worn by both men and women.
Dreadlocks: Popularized by Rastafarian culture,
there are several methods to styling dreadlocks. The hair style
is worn long, although the size of the locks can very in thickness.
Dreadlocks can come naturally, over time, but requires a certain
dedication as it requires not properly washing the hair. Alternatively,
dreadlocks can be rolled or braided.
Highlights: Not an entire style in itself, but
a type of dying that can be worked into other different hairstyles.
Highlights requires dying only particular parts of the hair, sometimes
tips (this is usually called frosting), or certain strands that
will highlight and accentuate certain hairstyles.
Khokhol: Popularized by Cossacks of Russia, this
style requires shaving the entire head save for one long lock on
the front, top, or side of the head. The remaining lock is often
Mullet: Extremely popular in the 70s, and still among some sub-cultures
today, the mullet is a hair style where hair is worn short on the
front, sides, and top of the head while the back remains long.