Sumo Wrestlers Characteristics

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2. Medium length male hairstyles
Subtypes
- A chonmage hairstyle
It is a traditional Japanese male hairstyle that is commonly associated with samurai and present-day sumo wrestlers. Historically the style represented a status symbol of Japanese society because it was a method of using hair to hold a samurai helmet steady atop the head in a battle.
Originally the style featured a shaved pate. Whereas nowadays the pate is no longer shaved, the remaining hair is left medium and is usually tied into a small queue which is folded onto the top of the head in the characteristic topknot.
In fact the chonmage is of great importance for sumo wrestlers. In the centerpiece of a wrestler’s retirement ceremony it is snipped off. People of honor are usually
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The ears are usually partly covered by the hair, dependent on the version. It was made popular by The Beatles.
- A wings hairstyle
This hairstyle is widespread among surfer, skateboarding and preppy community. The wings hairstyle ranges from long and drooping below the eyes, to a shorter length. It is typically wavy but if it is made straight, the length comes to halfway down the ears. The hair is not lying on the man’s ears but flips up and comes out straight like an airplane wing.
It was popular in the 1960s, 1970s, 2000s, and early 2010s. In the early 1960s the hairstyle was popular among surfer subcultures who allowed their hair to grow out bushy and wear it unstyled. Rock bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Monkees and The Byrds copied that look. In the mid-1960s it was worn by representatives of the mob subculture and in the late 1960s it gained its popularity among hippies who grew their hair shoulder-length in protest against the Vietnam War.
From the early 1970s until the mid-1980s the wings hairstyle was common and accepted among teenagers and young men. From the 1990s until the mid-2000s the style made a comeback among fans of indie pop. Nowadays it remains

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