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DIS Magazine Launches the W4W Barbershop Poster

The Barbershop Poster Gets a Lesbian Makeover

Via DIS magazine (site has some NSFW content) comes a new take on a barbershop classic. The W4W Buzz Barbershop Poster ($25) features women wearing a variety of short hairstyles, from buzz cuts to fauxhawks to fades. While the poster points out that anyone can wear these styles, it also raises questions about the symbolic power of a haircut.

"More than any other stylistic signifier, hair has become our window into lesbian visibility," writes Katerina Llanes in an accompanying essay. "The shorter the hair, the more visibly identifiable one becomes as a lesbian." (As Llanes acknowledges, many lesbians don't keep their hair short.) In exploring what short hair means for gender roles and queer visibility, this poster is worth a long look.

The Barbershop Poster Gets a Lesbian Makeover  originally posted on POPSUGAR Beauty
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