Often hair is not only the expression of a fashion trend, but also reflects – without splitting hairs – convictions or social affiliations. For example, medieval monks sheared a tonsure, orthodox Jews grew their beards and forelocks. Speaking of beards! They have stood for strength and manliness since time immemorial. No wonder that one of the most famous German emperors is named after his beard: Barbarossa. Nowadays hairstyles have become a style factor. Whether it’s extravagant shuttle and giraffe hairstyles, the cool sixties bob or the sometimes more, sometimes less successful hairstyles of football stars.
WRITER: Martin Becker, Sabine Bier EDITOR: Christoph Sagert, Marie Wilbers COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Johannes Geiger (ZDF), Tina Weimar (ZDF)