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This person’s hair has been shaved into the shape of an animal’s leg! What do you think it will look like once this haircut is finished?
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The haircut looks like a lizard! Some people even dye it green and add fake eyes! How could you make other animals with your hair?
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People create other animal shapes too—like fish, spiders, dogs, rats, and more! One person even shaped their beard into an octopus! (Don’t cut your hair without an adult’s help.)
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To dye hair different colors, the dye is usually brushed on, like this. Think like an inventor! How could you add color to hair without a brush?
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Here’s an idea: You can spray the color onto the hair! People even use stencils to make different shapes as they paint or spray!
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One hairdresser even uses water squirters to put on hair dye! (Don’t try coloring your hair without an adult’s help.)
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You know that as people grow older, sometimes they lose the color of their hair. But this baby isn't old. What do you think is going on?
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These people’s white hair isn’t dyed—it’s natural! Their white hair lost its color before these people were born! These are called Mallen Streaks.
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White streaks are traits, like blue eyes or curly hair. Many people in one family sometimes have them, like a baby, mom, and grandma!
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Some people have really, really, really long hair! What are some reasons why someone would grow their hair so long?
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One reason to grow hair so long is to cut it off and donate it! It can be made into wigs for people who have lost their hair.
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Some do it just for fun—and do silly things with it! Not everyone can do this; some people’s hair just can’t grow as long!
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Braids can be simple, or extremely detailed! If you were getting braids like these, how long do you think you’d have to sit still until a person finished braiding your hair?
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A long, complex hairstyle like this can take up to 10 hours to finish! But some hairdressers are faster! Can you guess how much faster?
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This isn’t fast-forwarded! Celeste Smith can create super-long hairstyles in just 3 hours! Dancing actually helps her do it faster!
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