The Most Popular Hairstyles Throughout History

Tom Blank of Weird History looks back at the most popular hairstyles for both men and women throughout history, specifically how hair symbolized wealth, social status, and power.

Since the dawn of human civilization, people have had to figure out something cool to do with their hair and while hairdo trends throughout history may seem trivial, they can actually reveal quite a lot about a particular culture.

The Most Popular Historical Hairstyles
Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.