Hipster Hair Gets Even Wackier

What does it mean? Even the stylists aren't sure
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2009 1:15 PM CDT
Hipsters are trying out all sorts of new--and old--hairstyles, the New York Times reports.   (©Kerosene Photography)
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(Newser) – More and more men are traipsing to salons to achieve what one adherent calls “non-normative hair.” From Afros to dreads, Mohawks to pompadours, stylists are helping hipsters express themselves. One hairdresser even offers intentionally imperfect cuts, “so it looks like they cut it themselves in their bathroom,” she tells the New York Times. “All of a sudden, a big wave of guys just want to experiment.”

Unlike past generations—whose group affiliations you could easily deduce from their mane—“You can never tell what they’re into from their hair,” a stylist says of the new crop. The one commonality? They’re interpreting all sorts of historic styles. “There’s a little bit of everything,” says one costume designer. “Maybe it’s a little Flock of Seagulls, maybe a little Backstreet Boys. It’s all mixed up so beautifully.” (Read more Jay-ZTV stories.)