Surgeon General Says Hair Care Prevents Black Women From Exercising

America has a proud tradition of freaking out when the surgeon general offers helpful health tips (see: Dr. Joycelyn Elders). So it almost seems like Dr. Regina M. Benjamin was looking for trouble when she made a point about obesity, black women, and hair. » 8/26/11 10:00am 8/26/11 10:00am

Shaving Your Pubes Will Not Cure Cervical Cancer

In recent years we've been subjected to several campaigns that aim to make breast cancer (you know, the deadly disease) more "sexy." Now the idiotic effort to make cancers that affect women more titillating has reached a new low, literally: Women in Canada are being urged to shave their pubic hair into a creative… » 7/01/11 12:11pm 7/01/11 12:11pm

Boy Banned From School For Wearing Cornrows

A London boy was sent home from his first day of school for wearing his hair in cornrows, which apparently violated his school's strict dress code. Now a court has ruled this was discriminatory. » 6/17/11 5:35pm 6/17/11 5:35pm

Boy Suspended For Long Hair, ACLU Jumps In

A Louisiana boy was suspended from his junior high school last week for refusing to cut his hair. The ACLU says this violates his freedom of religion — it also seems to violate common sense. » 3/21/11 12:32pm 3/21/11 12:32pm

Bad Personal Grooming Advice For Men

In the past few weeks I've seen two advice columns exhort men to manscaping. Granted, this "advice" came from Cosmo and Ashley Dupre, respectively. But the rationale seemed problematic. » 3/14/11 2:20pm 3/14/11 2:20pm

Happy 11-Year-Old Wins "Hairiest Girl" Title

Guinness World Records has named 11-year-old Supatra Sasuphan of Thailand the hairiest girl in the world. According to The Daily Mail, Supatra is one of only 50 known sufferers of Ambras Syndrome, which causes hair to grow on her face, ears, arms, legs and back. » 3/01/11 11:58am 3/01/11 11:58am

Porn Industry Advocating Pubes Now

Adult film star Joanna Angel has added pubic hair conditioner and pubic hair dye to her line of Burning Angel Toys. Could this be another step toward the widespread acceptance of pubic hair in the adult entertainment industry? [AVN] » 2/23/11 4:15pm 2/23/11 4:15pm

Creator Of The BeeHive Gets Her Due As National Treasure

Awesome: The Chicago History Museum is inducting 92-year old hairdresser Margaret Vinci Heldt — and the hat that inspired the first beehive hairdo — into their collection. » 1/04/11 1:08pm 1/04/11 1:08pm

Little Boys With Long Hair Trend Sweeps Brooklyn

"Two mothers interviewed for this article independently cited a Florence-Henderson-as-Carol-Brady shag when searching for a way to describe a particular cut sported by little boys they know." » 12/23/10 1:18pm 12/23/10 1:18pm

I Love My Hair, The T-Shirt

We loved the Sesame Street segment "I Love My Hair" — and the subsequent Willow Smith mashup — so naturally it's super exciting that there's an official T-shirt. Just in time for Christmas! » 12/10/10 12:50pm 12/10/10 12:50pm

14 Famous Merkins [NSFW]

On Sunday's premiere of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, an actress wore a pubic wig to compensate for her own modern aesthetic. Mostly, merkins are employed to sidestep more restrictive MPAA ratings, but our collection of famous fake fur is still NSFW. » 9/21/10 5:30pm 9/21/10 5:30pm

Hillary's Butterfly Clip Will Not Bring Relief To Pakistan Or Haiti

In Jenna's words, "I expected some kind of pink-and-purple glittery shit from Claire's. I clicked the link and...she pulled her hair back? I don't get it!" And yet, The Hair is an international topic. » 9/21/10 1:32pm 9/21/10 1:32pm

Man Discovers Biological Mother Is A Bearded Lady

33-year-old Richard Lorenc's search for his biological parents revealed that his mother is Vivian Wheeler, the 62-year-old Guinness World Record-holder for "longest female beard." Lorenc was kidnapped by his father, a carnival worker, but has now reunited with his mother. » 9/16/10 4:17pm 9/16/10 4:17pm

Leaving My Black Stylist for A White One

One of the most intense and intimate relationships in our lives doesn't involve the words love or sex, but does involve the word hair. As I recently discovered, parting with a hairstylist is really not that different from a divorce... » 8/20/10 4:39pm 8/20/10 4:39pm