Nation: Retreat for Hair?

The Beatles helped shape the style of the '60s. Apart from their music, it was first their shaggy and then cascading hair that gave the young, especially in America, a cultural badge with which to dismay their parents, identify themselves and render barbers suicidal.

John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono were among the most densely forested. This month a hairdresser was secretly called in to shear them. John kept his beard but emerged looking like an earnest young seminary student. Yoke's locks were cropped in the old Mia Farrow style. Their motive was...

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