Watch 100 Years of Men's Hairstyles in 3 Minutes

This is fascinating.

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In honor of Movember, the 12th episode of Cut Video (opens in new tab)'s enormously popular "100 Years of Beauty" series focuses on the hirsute evolution of men's style over the last century. Featuring the swoon-worthy modeling talents of Samuel Orson, the video is a great reminder that hairstyles have actually changed a lot for men, since hair is one of the few beauty trends many men actually follow.

The early 20th century favored a slicked-down look, and it was all about the handlebar 'stache. But in the '30s, facial hair diminishes into the elegant, wispy mustache popularized by Hollywood legend Clark Gable, whom we can also credit with the rise of his distinct coiffeur. 

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Men's style in the '50s emulated the hyper-sexualized pomp of Elvis. 

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While the '60s preferred the Beatles' shaggy mop, the counter-cultural revolution of the '70s really manifested itself in the untamed look of facial hair growing wild and free. 

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The '80s saw the rise of the archetypal Wall Street banker:

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While the '90s grunge look was a throwback into long locks perfect for head-banging, the popularity of metrosexual boy hands in the 2000s gave us the spiky coiffeur that took hours in front of the mirror to achieve. 

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And now, of course, it's all about the Man Bun. 

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Watch the entire evolution below: 

Diana Bruk
Diana Bruk

My writing has regularly appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, Salon, VICE, Guernica, The New York Observer, BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Esquire, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and many more publications.

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