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BBC News Explores Soccer-Inspired Hairstyles in Africa

In the U.S., we sometimes forget how barber sub-culture is critical to driving trends in the larger society. But barbers have been pivotal in shaping culture throughout history. Usually, barbers act in partnership with artists like movie stars, musicians or athletes (…who can forget the outrageous hairstyles of Dennis Rodman?)

Well, on the international stage, barbering just as powerful in driving mass culture. Case in point is the video below where BBC News goes to a South African barbershop to show how soccer stars are influencing the hairstyles of young African men. Through it, you’ll see several examples of barber-inspired looks that can make Dennis Rodman look tame…


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