Ancient Chinese Hair
Hair was very important in Ancient China. Men typically tied their hair in a knot at the top of their head under a piece of cloth or a hat. Women braided and coiled up their hair in various styles and secured with various decorated hair pins. Girls were not allowed to curl their hair before they were married. Most people had long hair and sometimes cutting someone's hair was used as a punishment for prisoners. Monks shaved their hair to show that they didn't care about the value of hair. People said that they got their hair from their parents and it was disrespectful to cut it. In the Tang Dynasty hairdos with different shapes evolved to symbolise status.