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Hair Raising Records I

Many people who purchase specialized products to increase the length of their hair would probably like to know the secret of Xie Qiuping from China. In this article, you will learn interesting world records set by people with incredible hair features.

Longest Hair

Xie Qiuping from China has been growing her hair since 1973 , when she was 13 years old. This patience earned her the honor of being recognized as having the longest hair in the world. Her hair is documented as measuring 18 feet 5.54 inches when it was recorded on May 8, 2004.

Longest Hairs on the Body

Some people are naturally hairy, and then there are others who grow hair on their body that breaks records. Interestingly, the records for longest hairs on different parts of the body are not held by any same person. The longest hair on the arm belongs to Justin Shaw of the United States, which measured 5.75 inches on October 2009. Richard Condo of the United States earned the record for longest chest hair in April 2007 , measuring 9 inches.

India’s Anthony Victor had the longest ear hair in the world with a measurement of 7.12 inches , documented in September 2007. The longest eyebrows in the world belong to Toshie Kawakami of Japan, which measured 7.01 inches in July 2008. As for the longest eyelashes, Stuart Muller of the United States was measured at 2.75 inches in December 2007. The record for longest leg hair belonged to Wesley Pemberton of the United States with a measurement of 6.5 inches, which was recorded in February 2008. There is even a record for longest nipple hair (5.07 inches) that was set in May 2007, which belongs to Douglas Williams of the United States.

Tallest Mohawk and High Hairstyles

As for as fashion styles and hairdos go, the mohawk is known to reach heights. The tallest one on record belonged to Stefen Srocks of Germany, which stood 31.5 inches into the air. The length was verified in June of 2009 at Hairgallery Daniela Schorn in Germany. The highest hairstyle on record measured 8 feet 8 inches when a group of hairdressers got together for an event held in Austria in 2009.

Tallest Wig

Wearing tall wigs was a trend during the 17th and 18th century, but they had nothing on the height of the tallest wig on record. Emilio Minnicelli of Italy created a large wig out of human hair in 2004. He modeled the wig in the main square of the Bologna Piazza Maggiore in his home country. It measured 46 feet 11 inches tall and weighed an impressive 57 pounds.

Priciest Haircut

Some people will pay enormous sums of money to keep their hair looking good, but not many will go to the same lengths as the Italian customer who entered the Stuart Phillips Salon in Covent Garden in London to have a luxury haircut. The price tag for the service he received in 2007 equaled $16,420 in American dollars.