Much of the role of the curator is one of researcher. Many hours, months and, often, years go into the compiling of information on the history, context and individuals who together comprise an important cultural moment. The result of this activity is most commonly presented in the form of exhibitions, publications and programs. However, the curatorial process is most often kept behind the scenes.
From the buzz cut and the weave to the payot and perm, hairstyles are often used to demarcate the gender of the wearer, with “men’s” and “women’s” styles and salons becoming commonplace. But what makes a hairstyle become “for men” or “for women”? How are these norms subverting and evolving into today’s world of global hairstyles?