Throughout the Beatles' career, those gorgeous lads from Liverpool were branded with many nick-names about their uncommon
hair-cuts - from mop-tops to sheepdog heads! In the early '60s, men were expected to have well-groomed hair, usually brushed
back and hairsprayed to hold or often, crew cuts which required no styling at all. The Beatles broke this trend, with their
signature do's. Long bangs in front, hair over their ears and scruffy hair in the back. Maybe this is what attracted the young
girls back then - the Beatles' sense of rebellion to what the conservatives had been striving for. Maybe, it was their deep,
and sexy accents or their idea of a "new sound". Whatever it was, the Beatle mop-tops never left unmentioned at
a press conference or untouched by mobbing fans. Girls wanted a lock of the infamous hair, and many were determined, with
scissors in hand. This grew to become a problem, when a girl actually sucessed in cutting off a lock of Ringo's hair at an
unorganized party. Others had the decency of asking in fan letters, but I'm sure the boys didn't comply nonetheless. Some
magazines had contests where you could win a "Lock of Beatle Hair" but unfortunetly, many of those were hoaxes.
Then in the late 1980s', a new novelty product same out. It was a packaged container of what was said to be REAL BEATLE HAIR.
However, this too, was just a sham.
The Beatles' mop-tops influenced the world and had a big impact on the way people
chose to do their hair. They finally realised it was OKAY for guys to have long hair too, leading to a rebellion of teenage
boys. The look was simply MOD, fashionable, and trendy for a guy at that time. *GBB* salutes the MOP-TOPS!