Posted by Josh (other posts) on December 23, 2016 at 16:32:13 Previous Next
In Reply to: Re: The 1970s were a long hair friendly decade posted by Gene W on December 23, 2016 at 07:53:41:
By contrast the 1970s were probably better for long haired guys especially in school then the 1960s. they weren't still kicking kids out for long hair like they did during the previous decade.
you didn't have to get a 1950s haircut anymore. many kids were wearing it much longer on average.
also, as I already pointed out News anchors/reporters such as Tom Brokaw and Gelraldo Rievera were wearing it much longer than would have been allowed in that business during the previous decade.
in regards to women, I strongly disagree. based on photos from the 1970s in comparison to now more women probably have longer hair today than they did during the 1970s or even 1980s.
: Not really. This is coming from a guy who had long hair in the '70s. That decade was an interesting one for hair fashion. A lot more women wore very long hair back then. But in spite of the old photos you may run across, the social stigma associated with long haired males was much greater then. I had a client for a service job I had then cancel his account because they sent out a hippy longhair. The cooler people were OK with it, but most people seemed very disdainful of it.
: I found the general acceptance of long hair much better from about the '90s on. You have more people who've grown up around long haired males, I think. While not the norm, long hair guys are a social niche these days and seem to have a place in the world. We really didn't in the '70s.