There is something to be said about the styles of a gay woman's hair that really sets them apart from the rest of the female population. Today we will explore the unique aspects of lesbian hairstyles and some of the great (and not so great) features of more common hairstyles. The hair of a woman can be the determining factor in targeting them as a member of the all-girls team. A woman might be walking down the street, and notice a seemingly gay hairstyle of a fellow passerby that will send a woman's gaydar into high alert. Let's take a second here to transport ourselves back to the days of Stonewall; the butch/femme dynamic was pretty much it, and it was these conspicuously "gay" hairstyles that helped the lesbians really seek out their own kind. These super short hair styles seen on stone butches was a surefire way to tell the other women she was gay; you could consider it to be a walking advertisement of homosexuality. Today, we have these daring women to thank for their bravery in taking those shears and chopping off their precious locks when society rejected the very idea of women in a masculine light. To the women of Stonewall; we applaud you!!
Now, to explore the different styles of a lesbian "do".
Next, we have the more extreme version of a short hairstyle, the shaved head or superbuzz type cut. Many women with this style haircut tend to be angry man-hating lesbians, usually with piercings, tattoos and a mean look in their eye. They may be making a statement or rebelling against society. They may also try to get you to join their anarchist group, and this can put you in a sensative situation. I recommend politely declining, but taking a flyer so as to not offend the opposing party and flashing those big pearly whites while you're at it.
Next, we have the illustrious fauxhawk. This is like the lesbian housewife's version of a mohawk; edgy yet sophisticated, more hair and less scare. The fauxhawk has gained increasing popularity in the last few years. Alternative indie rock bands such has Tegan and Sarah, Death Cab for Cutie and Scissor Sisters has severely influenced the concert-going lesbian into fauxhawking their hair. If you are one of the many that have attempted this hairstyle, it can result in a fauxhawk disaster or a style of brillance. Make sure you fully trust you stylist before letting her go fauxhawk on your head.
This concludes the segment on Lesbian Hair; I think we've covered all the topics from good, bad and ugly hairstyles that characterize all walks of lesbian life. The next time you're in front of the mirror, ask yourself, what kind of lesbian hairstyle do I want to sport today?