Detroit’s Legendary and Outlandish Hair Wars

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The Hummer styled by Little Willie, modeled by Sharv Bailey, 2010
Professional photographer Peter Hapak, documented these outlandish hair styles which were created by the world’s most legendary hair designers in 2010. The unusual updos were featured in the African-American hair design show in Detroit’s city’s center called Hump the Grinder’s Hair Wars. This 25-year-old Detroit tradition was started in 1985 by deejay David Humphries aka Hump the Grinder. Some of the hair styles featured here took 10 hours to complete. This year’s Hair Wars event will be hosted by Queen of Kitsch, Allee Willis. All photos by Peter Hapak for Time. See more images below!





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