This morning, some of the following quotes came to my mind:

Famous Hair Quotes

“The hair is the richest ornament of women.” Martin Luther

“Between the cradle and the grave lie a haircut and a shave.” Samuel Hoffenstein

“When red headed people are above a certain social grade their hair is auburn.” Mark Twain

“Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like.” Anonymous

“Long on hair, short on brains.” French Proverb

“A celebrity is any well-known TV or movie star who looks like he spends more than two hours working on his hair.” Steve Martin

“Gorgeous hair is the best revenge.” Ivana Trump

“Gray hair is God’s graffiti.” Bill Cosby

“I do not consider myself bald; I am just taller than my hair.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Lycurgus brought long hair into fashion saying that it rendered those that were handsome more beautiful.” Plutarch

Now Ask Me Why? (these quotes came to my mind)

Herein lies the answer (saw the following piece of news in HT):

Captain Dhoni lets his hair down, youth in Ranchi pick it up

B Vijay Murty/ Saurav Roy, Hindustan Times
Ranchi, September 24, 2013

 Barely a day after he sported a new hairdo, youngsters in Ranchi, the Indian cricket captain’s hometown, have started becoming Mahendra Singh Dhoni lookalikes. Salons and men’s beauty parlour on Monday received enquiries, and clients even demanded the new Dhoni hairstyle. HT spoke

to a couple of beauty salons and found that till afternoon on Monday at least 20 youngsters and cricket-crazy enthusiasts visited them to sacrifice their hair on either side of their head to emulate the Dhoni hairstyle, which is popularly known as the Mohawk cut, made popular by English footballer David Beckham.

This is not the first time that Dhoni has popularised a new hairstyle. His long locks in the initial days of his cricketing career were quite a hit among his young fans.

Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf once liked Dhoni’s long locks and advised him to keep the hairdo as it suited his personality.
“Dhoni’s new haircut is not new. It is there in our catalogue since the Fifa World Cup of 2012 though there were hardly any takers,” said Samshad Ali, owner of

Unique Beauty Parlour for men, located in a busy business area of Ranchi.

Shrishti Jha, manager of the city’s premier Kaya Beauty Salon, said hairstylists on Monday served no fewer than 10 young boys and men opting for the new Dhoni hairdo.


September 24, 2013


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