Yesterday in my Native Art of the Americas class, I learned about the Hopi and one thing that stuck with me was the hairstyling for unmarried women.  

The matrons wear their hair in two coils which hang in front. On reaching puberty the girls dress their hair in whorls at the sides of their head in, imitation of the squash blossom, the symbol of fertility. Once married the women would wear their hair either loose or in braids.

The Squash Blossom Hair signifies an unmarried woman in Hopi culture. I love this hairstyle, I wish my hair was long enough to wear it.

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    Sitting for at least an hr to get your hair done is ehhh. My grandma n godmother had their hands full lol
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    I love it when they show the methods in making these intricate looks. It’s not something you can see in most cultures,...
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