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The question Haircuts


With World Cup fever sweeping the nation, the front page of last Friday's 'Sun' had some poor misguided youth sporting the latest fashion sensation - the Sven cut.

So we ask: what haircut crimes have you been lured into committing?

My parents have a photograph of me in one of those 1970s helmet-type haircuts: grown long until the ends begin to curl and the eyebrows disappear under a ridiculously long fringe.

I saw the light after a few years and have had short barnets ever since. The baldy look is a godsend!

Charles Brewerton, assistant project engineer, Brighton Gosh, with the hair I've got left, I'm close to imitating Iain Duncan Smith, but then the opposition leader isn't quite a cult figure is he?

Regeneration might well apply to the inner cities but I doubt it will work with my follicles - so no thanks, what's left is staying as it is!

Dudley Swain, 54, performance manager, Exeter Having reached the ripe old age of 42 I am pleased still to have hair covering most of my head, even if my teenage son says I have an 'M' cut (thinning a bit at the front). History-wise:

had the long hair in the 1970s (biker and rock star); a Kevin Keegan perm in the 1980s (still scares me thinking about it);

sensible hair in the 1990s; and very short now as I have just returned to motorcycling and can't be bothered to keep brushing it. And as for the future, I expect to go the way of my father: the comb-over.

Peter Hookham, 42, traffic engineer, Devon My barely noticeable 'high forehead' has led to numerous 'friendly' comparisons to John McEnroe and Art Garfunkel. Perhaps it's also something to do with my taste in music.

Luc Koefman, 31, windfarm engineer, France What have the haircuts of idiot footballers, past or present, player or manager, got to do with civil engineering? Or are the off-cuts going to be used for a hi-tech, environmentally friendly reinforcement of sorts? Duncan Goodhew had the most practical hair cut though. But as I am still in my early 30s, I don't intend to emulate him just yet.

I'll leave that to the natural process.

Dewi Evans, project manager, Stuttgart, Germany

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