The longest human beard in the Guinness Book of Worldrecords belongs to Hans N. Langseth born in Norway in 1846, who had achieved 17.5 ft. by the time of his death in America in 1927. There is proof of it, for the beard was presented to the smithsonian Institute in Washington in 1967.
Kalyan Ramji Sain (India) has been growing his moustache since 1976, and by July 1993, it had reached a span of 133.5 inches / 3.39 m. The right side measured 67.70 inches / 1.72m. and the left side 65.7 inches / 1.67 m.
"Beardy" link: NassRasur.com |
other "hairy" records
Longest eyebrows worldwide
The most expensive hair in the world
At an auction at the record fair in Gerona (Spain)a bidder from Hong Kong took possession of the hair. The organizers of the auction announced it as 'the most expensive hair of the world.' Lennon pulled the hair out on the 26th of August, 1964 and gave it to a fan. Afterwards he was killed in New York in 1980.
A certificate of a well-known English firm stated the authenticity of the hair. The Beatles fan from Hongkong, that attended the auction with the help of a Spanish intermediary, would even have paid a maximum amount of £7.000,00. The Star Stylist Raffel Pagés, that owns a Hairdresser's Museum stopped bidding at an amount of £2.000,00.
The most expensive hairdressers of the world
Of course it is in New York - well-known for the worlwide most expensive city of hairdresser's services. The owner is Orlando Pita, hairstylist of models like Naomi Campbell (Salon Orlo in the Gansevoort Street).
The full procedure, cutting, washing and blow-drying takes about 80 minutes. And the amount to be paid is USD 800 - an average price per nimute of USD 10.
Mr. Pita defends his (even for New Yorkers) extreme high price saying: "Your hair is how people see you. You can for example spend lots of money for clothes, but your hair you wear every day. Also this luxury article (haircut) it is not about am I worth it? Do I really need it? No, it is only about: "Can I pay for it?"
In Houston (USA): Name 'Norris of Houston' and more than 70 hairdresser's are daily working to keep the customers satisfied.Related link: Salons in England | Salons in USA | Other international Salons |
Biggest Hairdresser's chain worldwide
The Regis Corporation (e.g. Jean Louis David) has 8600 Salons worldwide and about 130 million customers. Only the affiliates of Jean Louis David have 1200 Salons mostly in Southern Europe and a turnover over USD 500 millions.
The certainly most expensive locks of the world
In February 1980 two little locks of the head of the French Queen Marie-Antoinette and her son, crown prince Louis, were sold by auction. An offspring of the governess of the crown princes bought the locks for only £3.500,00.
Various records with cutting hairs
The brothers Horst and Walter Gföllner broke the record cutting hair of a Swedish hairdresser (81 hours cutting hair without a break). One of them in Steiermark (Austria) and the other one in Karinthia. Both of the brothers broke the record with 12 minutes. They cut 136 people's hair.
Gerry Strupple from England cut and styled different hair without interruption (341 hours and 58 minutes).
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