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Hair and Now: Students Embrace Diverse Hairstyles with Confidence


Have you ever wanted to do your hair but don’t know where to start? Nowadays, people are finding new and interesting ways to do their hair on different websites like YouTube and even apps like TikTok and Pinterest. People have tried different ways to embrace their hair for the week but were not always successful. In order to embrace diverse hairstyles, one must be willing to experiment and take time to learn. 

Experimenting with hair started long before we can even imagine. Even the Egyptians used bronze tongs to style their hair. In 1872, women would heat metal rods by the fire to flat iron their hair. It wasn’t until the 1960s that they started to use irons made for clothes to straighten their hair. Even the products used have grown and become more developed over time. Hairspray wasn’t invented until the early 1920s, but it became one of the most popular products in the world.

In the early 1960s women would wear wreaths on top of their heads to wear as a headband to keep their hair out of their faces. This introduced hair accessories to the world and later upgraded in the early 2000s. As time goes on, we see many new trends happening in the hair world. Being in high school, hair is often important to the youth and that can change how much time and effort one puts into their ‘do.

Senior, Bonnie Quansah, is all about changing up her hair depending on how she feels for the day. “It takes me 2 to 3 minutes whenever I have my natural hair out, I do prefer to do it the night before for a cleaner look,”.

Senior, Ava-Sol Figueroa, loves to try new things and experiment with her hair for the week. “If it’s wet it takes me 10 to 20 minutes, if it’s dry, it takes a good 30 minutes depending on the hairstyle that day,”.

In order to create such diverse hairstyles, students have to embrace using a variety of products. For junior, Dominique Quinn, she has one in particular that is her go-to solution. “I like to use TGIN moisturizer with some edge booster, a water-based palm made to lay my hair down,” said Quinn.

To get that perfect look it takes a bit of practice. Students have taken time to experiment and work with their hair. With senior Ava-Sol Figueroa, sometimes it takes a while to get it right, “I love experimenting with my hair, I’ve done bangs, I cut it, I’ve done half up half down, pink tails, etc. I even tried half up half down that had a clip in it, it worked out really well”

“I like to experiment with my hair every now and then to try something new just to see how it looks,” said freshman Chole Dodd

Experimenting with different hairstyles is a powerful testament to the beauty of human individuality. Websites like YouTube, TikTok, and Pinterest, are only the beginning. Soon, you’ll be embracing and coming up with styles on your own that you love. Embracing diverse hairstyles is not just a trend; it’s a celebration of the beauty that lies in our differences.

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Alani Johnson
Alani Johnson, Staff Reporter
Hi! My name is Alani Johnson and I am 13 years old. I have 3 brothers and my favorite color is purple. I love horses and drawing in my free time. I have 10 horses and currently ride one of them every day after school. It's quite fun actually, but you get pretty sore after a while. I also enjoy reading and hanging out with my cockatiel at home but, I do like having a bit of quiet time to myself in my room after a while.

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