by Kate Sullivan
They can be adorable, regrettable, or a cheap alternative to Botox. Here, why we keep on clipping.
2500 B.C. Century that the wife of Mitry, an Egyptian province administrator, wore curls on her forehead.
3 to 4 Number of locks that Greek women in the sixth and seventh centuries B.C. wore on theirs.
1: Number of inches above the eyebrows that European men and boys wore their fringe in the 1500s; women were known to avoid such hairstyles.
15th: Century that conservative clergymen in Europe said that women cutting and curling the hair on their foreheads was a sign of vanity and "a slide into mortal sin."
3 Approximate number of years it took Michelangelo to create his statue of David; to accentuate the biblical hero's profile, the artist gave him an unusual hairstyle with a long forelock.
1860s: Decade the term "bangtailed" was used to describe horses that had had their tails cropped.
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