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Monday, October 26, 2020

Dear God, we lived through this?

I still wear the same hair style I did in the 70s... and 80s... and 90s... and... 
Long, straight, and untrimmed.


 

24 comments:

  1. Good grief,Ken, it is like looking at my high school yearbook, from 1978.


    pigpen51

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  2. Hahaha, some look good, living in the 70s.

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  3. I went from a pony tail I could tuck into my belt (although most often worn in a braid) in 1994 through several shorter styles in accordance with the local police department's uniform dress code to a shaved head in 2005, which I still shave daily.
    When I move from Kalifornia to Wyoming in 2008 I sported the only shaved head in the county. Now there are at least 20 of us.

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  4. Brings back some hairy memories. I'd give anything to get my hair styled like this again. Actually, I'd give anything just to get my hair back again.

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  5. I wish I still had hair.

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  6. I've had three hairstyles in my 62 years so far. Long and untidy up until 1981. Then a buzz cut up until the new millennium. After that I shaved it all off and now have a french polish.

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  7. mine all fell out in the 90's when I hit my 20's. not much of a choice in styles for me

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  8. Had hair a little past my shoulders in the seventies. Got haircuts IAW AR 670-1 for twenty-two years. Promised myself I’d never get a haircut again when I got out, but started loosing it in the 90s. Some black guy in Baghdad in November of 03 had a good set of clippers and a line of guys taking it all off. I got in that line and never looked back. Shave what little is left in the shower every other day. Haven’t looked myself hard in the mirror in 17 years. Probably for the best. Eod1sg Ret.

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  9. Afro ish in high school, then shorter but a beard in college. Then the army high and tight, ( I cut it ) from 1980 to just recently. Last winter I grew it all out for two months Jan and feb. cut it back to high n tight. Then September I started to grow it out again. I still cut the sides, so there’s whites hair on top and a white beard with skin sides. It’s different that’s for sure, like some antifa/blm hipster!! It’s a disguise.

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  10. I had mine down to the middle of my back until spring of 78. Bad wood ticks inspired me to chrome the dome. Switched to an ivy league cut for the next twenty years. Then back to the long pony tail. Met my current wife and she decided she likes the shorter styles

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  11. Back in the 70's I said I would wear it long the rest of my life. Then I joined the Air Force in 76. It's been short ever since. I got to have a high and tight in Army OCS. Told my wife on a visit that I was going to wear it that way as long as I was in the Army. She said no, cause she had to look at me!

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  12. 2nd row from the top, last guy on the right looks like Vin Diesel (from Saving Private Ryan fame).

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  13. Had hair past my shoulders a long assed time. Wife chops of the ends about twice a year. I'm getting a whole lot a forehead though.

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  14. I went to catholic schools and maybe 1 or 2 of the most conservative would have been allowed. Graduated HS in 67, joined AF 68. In 67 I couldn't grow a mustache or beard it looked pretty scraggly. spent 68-80 IAW Air Force Reg. 35-10, had a mustache in AF because I always cut my upper lip when shaving. Kept the mustache until 2007 and played with beards off and on, but my hair except for some exceptions in the 80's has remained fairly short. Hair off the collar, off the ears, too short to reach my eyes. During covid my wife practiced on me before she cut the dogs hair, you see where I fit in that table of organization.

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  15. Mine is and has been an 1/8th of an inch since high school. When wrestling I had my long hair pulled by my opponent. Next match it was buzzed off and didn't have to worry. I have been that way since, but with a convertible top down... I suffer bogsidebunny's problem.

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  16. Long, curly in high school and college.....

    then short, milreg for 45 years....

    Retired again September 30th.....

    Thinking slow, easy transition to “mullet” now.

    Ed357

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  17. I went from a pig shave, to a long beard and braid, and back to a buzz cut. Things are a lot thinner, now. I'd be happy with Astroturf, so I wouldn't have to mow it.
    tallow pot

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  18. I grew up starting in the late 50's and early 60's with a buzz cut or a flat top. My dad always cut my hair and that was easy for him. Then the Beatles came on the scene and the "Beatle cut" became very popular. I wanted one, but not because I idolized the Beatles, it was because I didn't want to stand out in the crowd. My dad said no to the Beatle cut but compromised on the "Glenn Campbell" look. (Glenn Campbell in the 60's, not Glen Campbell in the 90's.) That's me in the upper left corner minus the sideburns.

    Then I joined the Navy in 72 and spent the next seven years dicking around trying to stay one step ahead of the "haircut police" with essentially the same style.

    After the Navy, I grew my beard and hair long - The hippy look. That lasted less than a year because, frankly, I looked stupid, so I went back to my normal hairstyle.

    About the time I turned 40, I had lost most of my hair up top, so I went full circle and I am now back to the buzz cut on the sides and back. The top is a chrome dome.

    My wife cuts my hair so I haven't been inside a barber shop in decades. Life is good.

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  19. The only explanation for '70s hair styles (and clothes) is '60s drug use.

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  20. Looks like my High School yearbook.

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    1. Summers, I was always in the water, so a burr was great. The other three months of the year, I either had acomb back top or a flat top, tapered sides and back. Never long, that was for the druggies and hippies. One year in High school I shaved my head. I always stood out around others, still do. I don't want to be classified like the rest of you.
      I am in my 70's now with a full head of hair and the moron, so-called-barbers are idiots. They have no idea how to cut a man's hair. You know what I tell them now? Start here with skin, then taper up to here. Do you understand "taper"? OK, At that point it should be one finger width long. Understand?. OK, from there you taper to here...Yada Yada...Like talking to dogs. Many years ago I cut my own hair, maybe need to start again.

      I am starting to grey now, hope it looks like my Daddy's grey Fox color.

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  21. That last row down there needs some serious shooting.

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  22. But what about the twigs and berries bush? Short? Long? Buzz or shave that junk? Lmao
    MadMarlin

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  23. #1 in High School. Now I just tell them to buzz off what ever doesn't fall out.

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