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Ethnic Yao minority women brush their long hair near a creek, in Huangluo village of Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China

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Ethnic Yao minority women brush their long hair near a creek, in Huangluo village of Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. The village, known for the long hair of its female residents, attracts about 80,000 tourists a year. More than 80 women in the village have hair longer than 1.4 metres, with the longest reaching 2.2 metres, according to local media. 

Model Jessie Gallagher wears a 'Creative Fantasy' hairpiece designed by last year's IHF Hairdresser of the Year at the launch of the 2014 Irish Hairdressing Championships at the National History museum in Dublin, in preparation for these important and prestigious awards which are known as the Oscars of the Irish hairdressing industry, a sector which employs almost 15,000 people.

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Model Jessie Gallagher wears a ‘Creative Fantasy’ hairpiece designed by last year’s IHF Hairdresser of the Year at the launch of the Irish Hairdressing Championships at the National History Museum in Dublin

Chinese hairstylist Wu Jia, left, sprays hairspray on a model's hair during the L'Oreal Hairstyling Show at China Fashion Week in Beijing Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.

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A hairstylist works on a model’s hair during a show at China Fashion Week in Beijing.

A model presents a creation during a hair art show at the international beauty festival "Banks of the Neva River" in St Petersburg...A model presents a creation during a hair art show at the international beauty festival "Banks of the Neva River" in St Petersburg September 27, 2013. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY HEADSHOT)

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A model presents a creation during a hair art show at the international beauty festival Banks of the Neva River in St Petersburg