A History of Long Hair Contests
When the 20th century was young, women from all over the western world began to cut off their former so luxuriant manes. Suddenly long hair became a rarity and there were contests held to display really long tresses in this changed world.
This is a short and incomplete history of long hair contests since 1910 until now.
Lydia McPherson won the State Fair contest, conducted by the Sacramento/Calif. Chamber of Commerce, simply with the length of her locks in the Twenties. She is shown here with musical comedy star Peggy Chamberlain.
Mary Tucker (born 1923) from Long Beach/California won the contest of longest hair of the magazine “National Enquirer” 1981. Her hair was 2,20 meters long. This photo is by Stan Shuttleworth, the late Californian photographer whose pictures are among the best and most impressive ones in long hair photography.
Cindy Christian (born 1957) from Lansing/ Michigan is one of the most beautiful ladies in our gallery. Her exquisitely long blonde hair of more than 1,80 meters brought her a Guinness book mention in the mid-eighties.
Georgia Sebrantke, a Greek born lady who lives near Bremen in Germany held the German record of longest hair since 1983 till the mid-nineties. Her hair grew over the years to more than 3 meters in length.
Judy Todd (born 1953) from Tulare/California received a 200 $ prize as the grand winner of the 1986 “National Enquirer” contest of the longest hair in America. She is only 1,56 meters tall but her hair reaches a length of more than 2,20 meters.
Balbir Kaur, the beautiful winner of the 1989 “Long & Lovely” competition of the fashion magazine HAIR. Her 1,50 meters tresses are a rarity in Great Britain, but not in her Indian home country, were the Sikh people never cut their hair. Kaur is a typical Sikh name and means “Princess”.