Watch 100 Years Of Black Men’s Hair Trends In Just Over A Minute

February 24, 2016
Ever wondered what hair looked like for black men, over time? Well, WatchCut has created a video to answer that!

The video shows that hair for black men was a political statement. It also shows how the society influenced how the black men styled their hair.

From the hats in the 1910s.

Black men in those times never left their houses without one.

To the side parts in the 30s.

Most of our grandparents rocked this style.

To the black berrets in the 60s.

This was the signature look of the Black Panthers, who were part of the Civil Rights Movement.

To the big afro in the 70s.

Having this kind of hair was a political statement at the time. It signalled rebellion. It showed that one was choosing to not conform to societal expectations.

The free-form hair in the 80s.

Modelled after the famous American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

The fade in the 2010s.

And ironically, this is the go-to style for a lot of white men.

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Check out the behind-the-scenes for the research that was done for this project.

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