Fads: The Short & the Long of It

At a Bronx Catholic high school, the dean greeted two boys with a pair of shears, quickly lopped off their locks. In Houston, the son of a Rice University professor was kicked out of Lamar High School just five days after it opened for refusing to get a "proper haircut." At the Tremper High School in Kenosha, Wis., no less than 175 boys were turned away from the school's doors because of their hairdos.

Since the rise of the Beatles, long hair has spread from hard-core rock 'n' roll fans to the entire...

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