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History Of Hairstyling – China

Chinese hairstyles vary depending on the age of the woman and her marital status and the reason for their hair being extremely long was because it was considered icondisrespectful to cut hair because it was inherited from their parents. Girls (and unmarried women) would usually wear their hair long and braided as for unmarried women. For married women this is reversed as their hair is tied up, with the odd loose curl to show that she is already married. Many Chinese women used a hair piece called a Buyao (“Shake as you Go”). The Manchu regime of the time dictated that men must shave the front of the head and 993bd531bde73c144b61409f211d5e1fstyle the rest of their hair in braids, tied with black silk. This has been a tradition only recently broken by the last emperor as he trimmed his queue(ponytail) symbolising the of changing habits, in 1922. In ancient times especially, people cherished their hair as a symbol of self-respect. Hair was as highly valued as the body. In the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC), a punishment called kun required sinners to shave their hair and beard. Compared with other physical punishments this was considered more devastating because it insulted the soul.

Haircut – a sign of punishment

During the Warring States Period (475-221 BC), the famed General Cao Cao was spared the death sentence, but instead of losing his head he had his hair cut off as a punishment for disobeying military orders. Significant proof of how seriously people took their hair in ancient times.

Hair in prehistoric times helped distinguish between the Han people and other ethnic groups, as the former tended to have it bound, while the latter usually grew their long hair to be disheveled. In the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), hairdos with different shapes evolved into a symbol of class status.


What’s the lesson from History?

It was obvious that hair and hair styles were the front image of a person’s social, political and educational status. No wonder then why the hairstyling industry is so big and haircuts, hair extensions and braiding is becoming a recurring trend in our century. At SalonTreuvis, you will have the freedom to run your own business the way you like, make your clients feel special, pampered and well received and treated. Take advantage of our One time offer; stay or walk away. Try us for 30 days. If you like it, stay. If you don’t, walk away. It is that simple! Come to our open house event on April 10 and 17 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM and walk into your future suite. Take control of your career.

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