Hair arcs may look like cute accessories, but their facade looks simple. Honorary research fellow in digital culture, Dr. Fiona Andreallo, revealed the meaning behind Grosgrain.
A sea of hair that is too large arises across elementary school gates every morning. It might be considered a child mode that is harmless but a large bow again, driven by the current fashion, tween influencers and celebrities.
Hair has a long history that includes a large luxurious arc in the 1980s, and recently this Lady Gaga hair arc made of hair. In the 1940s, teenage girls wore hair arcs as signs of sexual availability.
During the last century they signaled femininity, but historical sources showed that it was not always like that.
Hair arc was originally special gender for adult men in Europe as long as the 1700s when men decorate their hair with arc to show that they are prosperous and wasteful.
Women also wear wasteful hairstyles, but this does not often display hair arcs; Ornaments and jewelry that are rather large are preferred.
After the French revolution, waste in clothes and hairstyles liked and hair arcs rarely used. In the 1800s, it became common for children to wear hair bows that bind hair on the neck of the neck.
Women throughout the 19th century wearing ornaments and hair hats, but hair arcs only really reached broad popularity in the 20th century before the second world war.
Pretty but strong
Madonna wears a hair arc in a subversive way, making fun of social constraints that are projected to a woman’s body by becoming a daughter and a strong sexy at the same time.
The innocence of the feminine arc, lollipop, white wedding dress and religious iconography both in the name and the cross he wears contrast with the sexy image and exit he projected personally. Like the title of the song and the album – Material Girl, Immaculate Collection, such as A Virgin – The Bow Memok -Munting – how women are limited by stereotypes of innocence, virginity and femininity.
Meanwhile, Boy George, identified as a man, wearing a hair arc during this period to do femininity. By doing that, he highlighted hair arcs as something that was socially considered limited to feminine presentations, but not always limited to women’s bodies.