For women, some of the most common hairstyles include straight and shoulder length, curly and chin length, or an alternative combination of these two. Men most commonly style their hair shorter than two inches, often keeping it even shorter on the sides.
In ancient times, the style of a person's hair was usually an indication of his or her social class. Today, most people select their hairstyles based on comfort, fashion and level of maintenance required. However, certain hairstyles are still viewed as cultural symbols. Some less common hairstyles include the beehive, the Afro, the bowl cut and the asymmetric cut.