Hopi hair dresser, Arizona, circa 1909. Source: Library of Congress

Crowning Glory

A History of Hair in America

It’s been fifty years since “Hair” debuted on Broadway. The groundbreaking play featured an integrated cast and defined the rock musical genre.

On this episode, Brian, Joanne and Nathan explore some of the many meanings Americans have attached to hair – as a marker of personal identity, a living connection to distant loved ones, and even as the root of business empire.

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