'Nowhere Boy': Defining a Generation by Its Hair

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"In the past, finding examples of the style necessitated going to reference libraries, museums, and checking out portraits and history books," she said. "Conducting research used to be time-consuming and difficult, but now access to online resources makes the task much easier. There's no excuse not to do it."

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The twentieth-century mid-fifties period might be a bygone era to some, but not to hair people. The website CoolMensHair.com includes a feature on "How to Make Every Night Twilight with a Robert Pattinson Hair Style," and has some how-to's on how to style and comb a pompadour.

As with most trends, the greaser look didn't last long. After the Beatles started performing in Hamburg, Germany, the lads wanted to get away from their "rockabilly and defiant British rock-and-roll look in favor of a more bohemian one," said Kevin Murphy, a hairstylist based in Melbourne, Australia, who works on Vogue magazine shoots and owns a hair-product line. When the group signed with manager Brian Epstein, said Exelby, they opted for their famous mop-top haircuts that would fall right back into place after they tossed their heads.

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The rest, as they say is history. "Nowhere Boy" charts part of that early journey – the music and the hair. Both the songs and the coiffure live on.
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