Amazing national hairstyles

Cossacks would wear specific hairstyles known as chub or forelock. This is a style of man's haircut that features a lock of hair sprouting from the topof the head. Ukrainian Cossacks would shave their head leaving only the forelock

Ancient Chinese would arrange their long hair in a tight knot, a bun. During the period of the Manchu domination,  conquerors obliged the Chinese to shave the front part of the head, and braid the hair left on the back of the head. The braid thus became a symbol of national oppression. All popular uprisings against the power of the Manchus would begin with the cutting of braids.

Japanese females would decorate their highly complicated hairstyles with lots of pins and combs during 1700. The wearing of pins, combs and artificial flowers  - kanzashi - as hair decorations was strictly regulated in old Japan. Kanzashi are hair ornaments used in traditional Japanese hairstyles. Some models may have been modified for self-defense.In the English-speaking world, the term "kanzashi" is sometimes applied to the folded cloth flowers that traditionally adorned tsumami kanzashi or to the technique used to make those flowers.

Women of the tribe of Hamar in Ethiopia are considered to be most beautiful women in Africa. Hamar women wear large collars. Married Hamar women wear two metal collars. They also wear long hair that they form into thin dreds with the help of clay and animal fat

American Indians would wear either long braids or loose hair. The most common Native American men's hairstyles were flowing hairstyles, long braids, or shaved heads. But there were many different versions of each of these basic hairstyles. Hair held great symbolic importance for men in many Native American tribes, especially in Western tribes like the Sioux and Blackfoot. Men in these tribes only cut their hair to show grief or shame, and often wore the front part of their hair in special styles including pompadours (hair stiffened with grease or clay so that it stands up), forelocks (one long strand of hair hanging down between the eyes), or small braids or topknots arranged in various shapes

Payot is the Hebrew word for sidelocks or sidecurls. Payot are worn by some men and boys in the Orthodox Jewish community based on an interpretation of the Biblical injunction against shaving the "corners" of one's head. Literally, pe'ah means "corner, side, edge". There are different styles of payot among Haredi, Yemenite, and Hasidic Jews. Yemenite Jews call their sidelocks simonim (סִימָנִים), literally "signs", because their long-curled sidelocks served as a distinguishing feature in the Yemenite society (differentiating them from their non-Jewish neighbors)

The Himbas of northern Namibia use a number of ornate hairstyles to denote status in their community. At puberty, the girl will wear dreadlock-styled braids that cover her face, letting males know that she isn't ready to marry (pictured below). The hair is made up of goat fur, ground ochre, and butter. Some females will add Indian hair to it, which they buy from the marketplace, to their locks as well.