Subcultures or youth cultures has been a big part of our society since the 1950s . Hairstyles have played its role in the different cultures uniforms.
Regardless of how the kids have looked, they have always stood out against the mainstream culture or their parents’ generation, which has been their meaning. Clothes , hairstyles, and other common symbols have represented their disapproval and contempt for the political and commercial. Often, different subcultures existed next to each other, even if they stylistically looked different, the different groups have created community through uniform like clothing styles . A desire to be unique has at the same time become a way to be part of another community where unwritten social rules also exist. Proper cultural capital of music, brands , hairstyles , etc. is essential for not to be considered a ” wannabe ” . It is important to be regarded as genuine to be accepted in the various communities. Hairstyles ,as mentioned earlier , is part of the subculture uniform. This month’s theme is “With the hair in focus” which means that we have digged deep in the hairstyles that existed and what impact they had, among mods , glam – rockers , skinheads , panda – poppers , punk and goth . The first article delves into goths startling hairstyles. »
Stylistically, goth a mix of punk, new wave and horror . Hence the hairstyles could look different . However, it is difficult to single out specific female and male hairstyles because the subculture is androgynous . Goth subculture emerged in the late 70’s but may be said had its heyday in the ’80s with the club Batcave in London as a mecca where both music and fashion style flourished . That culture is derived from the 80’s is seen on the hairstyles that are far from modest. Frequently hairstyles are great backcombed black colored or bleached hair , inspired mainly by Siouxsie Sioux . Later, the Batcaves house band Specimen influenced hairstyles whit a new form of the mohawk, called the deathhawk. The difference between the two is that the deathhawk is wider and backcombed. There is also common to leave the sideburns left on the shaved sides of the head. Shorter, messy hairstyles a la Robert Smith of The Cure is also a common hairstyle . Large , backcombed and the 80s may summarize goths hairstyles.