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“Yep, this makes me glad I’m bald AND a man.”
Hope Mom filed a building permit for that…
To the most recent commenter, yes it is religious. Most of my family was pentecostal or an offshoot/hybrid of it. Aunt could let her hair down to the floor and suffered headaches from it. Corinthians 11:6 references it if you choose to interpret it as such, but nothing is a truly direct reference. Men have many conflicting verses about long vs. short hair like Leviticus 19:27 (pro short hair) vs. Number 6:5 (pro long hair). These ‘dos pictured are especially complicated, lol!
Is this a religious thing, the not cutting of the hair? I had a 3rd grade teacher and could never cut her hair due to her religion. Just curious, not trying to pass judgement, seems as though a few commentors seem to know this family personally…
Hair today…Gone Tomorrow!
Good golly. Keep them away from an open flame.
I once heard a Pentacostal preacher say you could tell how successful a revival meeting was by the number of hairpins left on the church floor after the ladies got to “dancing in the Spirit.” Lots of pins meant vigorous dancing and a great movement of God!
Thats my Uncle, Aunt and Cousin.. Aunt Rubys hair has never been cut.. Neither has Faiths. Uncle Sonny just has no hair..
i went to their church growing up. or should i say, he was the preacher at my church for a few years, in the ’70s in St. Louis. and yes, he was a holy roller!!
I think his kid did her hair like that for the picture, she didnt wear like that for church. lol
He’s like “Damn them! If only they’d let me borrow some hair!” They’ve got enough hair to make him look like the drummer from White Snake!
they are pentecostal…”holy rollers”, if you will. we have tons of them here in oklahoma, same hair and everything.
my sister just sent this to me… he was my preacher from the 70′s. i was a kid back then, younger than the daughter you see there.
this is crazy seeing them after 30 years.
I remember that ladies used to wrap these do’s in toilet paper to protect them when they went to bed at night. We called them “double dip do’s.”
This should be the winner
It is strange that at one time those hair styles were in style. Unlivable.
I simply cracked up laughing at this one! When I was growing up, there was a lady down the street that wore the same kind of “do”…only it was longer & piled up in a cone shape on her head. (think of the SNL “Cone heads”…you got the picture). She was also un-naturally tan from (probable) Q.T. (remember that unique color of orange it created). We referred to her as “Mrs. Beehive”… cuz that’s what her hair looked like. But it was funny; that I don’t recall that we were really trying to be mean in calling her that…it’s simply what it looked like..
Take a closer look….. It’s totally photoshopped
Nope, it’s for real. My mother and aunts had the same hair-don’t during the same time period.
It’s amazing what you can achieve with a hammer and chisel.
Don’t you think that guy feels like those two lovely ladies are just rubbing it in.
As owner of the Cincinnati Bengals, Mr Browns’ family could afford the best fashion designers, and the best hair designers, not that they ever did use them, but they could’ve.
Ya’ know what they each need to really cap off this photo? Compound bow.
You realize that “compound bow” usually refers to a weapon, not a hairpiece, right? Are you punning? Or maybe suggesting that somebody shoot them for their fashion faux pas?
Ah, Classic Steve, you must be a newbie to the sight. You can search “compound bow” and see it has been used on several commenting occasions. I think it quit having anything to do with a weapon and is just good for a chuckle.
Or a regulation-size casserole.
HA HA!! Maybe that lady is Marney.
I haven’t been on this site in forever and I’m so happy to see that references to Marney and co. are still alive and well. Y’all are awesome.
This is one coordinated family, note Dad’s tie matches the ladies jackets. I bet Mom’s hair goes all the way to the floor when she takes it down.
Striving to reach the perfect triangle of faces, the Olan Mills photographer told Dad: “Lean back, just a bit more, just a bit more…” Right after the shot, Dad fell over on his backside.
He’s a hair dresser!
what decade was this???
To judge from the style I think the picture was taken sometime in the mid-something.
Ha-Ha! I guess that makes their styles timeless.
The 60′s. It’s called a bee hive. My mother and aunts all had this, stylish ladies they were too.
They are pentecostal, this is the style from the 60′s and they are all still rocking it now. I know, because my mom was penetcostal when I was little and our family pics look like this too, and some of my mom’s friends still have this hairstyle.
you got it Natalie. they are Pentecostal. he was my preacher in the ’70 in St. Louis.
His name is “Brother” Wall. this was definitely taken in the ’70′s. hahaha! i havent seen them probably since then.
Ohh man I remember taking pictures like that! Lol we grew up same religion
The higher the hair, the closer to God, ladies!! lol
SCORE!!! Laughing so hard crying!!!
I was going to say that if no one else did. That was the tongue-in-cheek saying used back then.
Average amount of hair on the family is OK…
Very BEST comment….
What….there’s a problem here?? The only thing I can see is a problem is that mom’s shirt doesn’t have buttons! he he he Yeah….right!
He’s into minimalist art… And I love the striped outfits of mom and daughter. Awesome!
With the vertically striped jacket and that massive updo, the girl looks like she’s about 7 feet tall.
I bet he has hair envy.
Poor Dad, where’s his ‘do?
there’s more living in that beehive than just bees!
I guess his lack of was made up for in their massive up dos…
Wow it defies gravity!
I guess they’re making up for dad . . .
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