The buzz cuts, once a symbol of youth, are now widely worn by young men, but they’ve also become a symbol for women.
The buzz cut is the first haircut in history that has been made for every person.
In this documentary, we explore how it came to be, what it means to be a buzz cut, and why we’re still wearing it today.
“Weirdly enough, the first buzz cut was actually a trend in the early 1900s,” says Brian Wiegley, a professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, who has studied buzz cuts.
“It was a kind of fad that came out of a time when women were not necessarily wearing much hair.”
In the late 1800s, when the buzz cut became a style for women, it came in many colors, shapes, and styles.
The cut was originally worn by women in long hair, but it soon became popular with men.
“There was a lot of variation in the styles that people wore, but the most famous was a black buzz cut that was basically a shaved top, a top that went down to your waist,” Wiegle says.
Wiegley says that when women began wearing the buzz haircut in the 1950s, the trend was considered so weird that it didn’t even make it onto the covers of magazines.
“The buzz cut did not exist at the time, and we didn’t know what it was,” he says.
“But when women started to wear it in the 1970s, people began to understand that it was actually an option for women.”
The buzz cuts began as a popular haircut among young men who were tired of being teased for not shaving.
Wiegly says they also came to symbolize women, as well as the young people who came up with the idea.
“The buzz haircut has become part of the image of the woman of the future,” he explains.
“They want to look cool, but also want to be fashionable.”
But, the buzz is not just about looks anymore.
Wiegley says the trend has been seen as a way for young people to socialize and get their first taste of fashion.
“It’s not just a fashion statement, it’s about fashion, and it’s a way to express yourself,” he adds.
“When you look at the fashion trends, they’re all about style, and the buzzcut is about style.”
“The haircut is an opportunity to show your individuality,” Wiebtski says.
But, Wieglee says, the cut is still a symbol that can be interpreted in many different ways.
“People wear it for a different reason,” he tells us.
“Some people think of it as a haircut, some people think about it as being masculine, some think about the idea of fashion, or it’s just something that looks cool.”
Wiebterski says the buzzcuts popularity has grown as more and more people use them for social occasions.
“We see it as an opportunity for people to have a little bit of fun and have fun in a way that they didn’t do before,” he said.
“I think it’s something that people are looking for more than anything else.
It’s a great way to socialise, and get a little buzz out of yourself.”
Wiegle tells us that, for many people, the most important thing about the buzz can be the effect it has on their moods.
“If you want to feel good about yourself, the only way you can do that is to be yourself,” Wiesgley explains.