Whether you have long hair, short hair, blue hair or green hair, your hair is your crown. A crown that not only has grown as an industry, but also has grown in the fashion industry. Hair has been of importance since ancient BC, where archeologists have found early signs of combs and statues such as “Lady with the hood” and “Venus of Willendorf”, which both are representations of hair. Hair is revolutionary and has been styled to define cultures, status, and even used in rituals.
Hair is indeed still used as a way to define cultures, but it is also an important piece to any outfit. Statistics say that as of 2016 the hair care industry has increased to 83.1 billion dollars and is expected to grow to a 94.5 billion dollar industry by the year 2021. Businesses such as the Bronner Brothers, Dr. Miracle’s, and Nouritress have recognized the importance of hair and capitalized from it. The Bronner brothers have even gone as far as to hold an annual hair show every year where fashion, hair, and art meet and become one. Similar to fashion shows, hair shows debute the newest hairstyles and lines of hair weaves.
“Showing creativity and personality is what its all about, you don’t wake up every morning and put on the same clothes so why wear the same hair style everyday,” says 8 year hair professional, Meryl Elizabeth.
Many fashion designers such as Vera Wang and Marc Jacobs demonstrate hair versatility as each hairstyle is carefully chosen to compliment their clothing lines. In the spring 2013 Vera Wang show it was reported by the Huffington Post that Wang wanted each model to have a simple style to take the personality away from his model’s faces but something that screams edgy. To achieve this look each model had a slicked backed ponytail with a cognac colored extension attached.
Hair is so versatile that there is no right or wrong way to wear it. Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your hair, and wear your crown with pride. After all it is the most important accessory to any outfit.
To get that hairstyle you’ve always wanted book an appointment with Kinston, NC local hair professional, Meryl, here.