Hairstyles of celebrities symbolize each generation, era. The 70s was the Age of Aquarius, a radical era of the hippies, the Black Panthers, anti-Vietnam War, LSD, Woodstock. The general hairstyle of that era was long, free-flowing, just the way they wanted their world to be. The end of the millennium to the present new millennium shows hairstyles mixing decades in various manner. Celebrity hairstyles also set trends in fashion. A celebrity cut that becomes popular gives inspiration to new fashion designs. The 70s long flowing hair popularized middle-east inspired caftans and Hawaiian muumuus. This was a marked contrast to the structured hairstyle of the 50s combined with the stiff suits and the rigid lifestyle. The wild cuts and curls of the 80s saw metal and leather clothes and accessories abounding.
Movies, TV programs, groups have given society hairstyles that had become popular. The worldwide phenomenon of the Beatles created a hairstyle that, in like manner, also became popular worldwide. The fashion star Twiggy created the Twiggy hair and started the penchant for anorexic thinness which still exists to this day. Charlies Angels catapulted Farah Fawcett and the Farah Fawcett hairdo to world popularity. The cut or style of hair affects how people live. The long flowing hairstyles or short cropped ones which are easier to maintain give people time for other tasks at the start of the day.