The Controversial Edgar Haircut May Have Indigenous Roots So Maybe Stop Making Fun of It?
The Edgar haircut has really grown in popularity across Texas. If you're unfamiliar with the haircut, which has been called the "Edgar", the Caesar, the Takuache cut and it's evolved into the "cuh" cut, I'll give you a little insight.
While I don't think it's all that flattering- one school here in El Paso even tried to ban it- it's real popular and we all see it on many people these days.
But while many of us find it unflattering, it turns out that the haircut may actually have indigenous roots- well, not the full "Edgar" cut, but something similar. Check out this TikTok!
While many in the comments were quick to make jokes, like calling the men of the Jumano tribe the "cuh godfathers", I did some research.
Where Did the Edgar Haircut Originate From?
According to the Dallas Morning News, the haircut is not only popular in Texas, it's also very popular in Arizona, New Mexico and California. I also found out that the haircut got its name from a guy named Edgar Ramirez, a former Major League Baseball player- he didn't have the actual haircut, but a fan who got his face engraved on his head went viral and the haircut was dubbed the "Edgar" since 2019.
Evidently, haircuts evolve with time, and it's possible that many of the people getting the haircut are trying to connect to their indigenous roots; Frank G. Pérez, associate professor of communication at the University of Texas at El Paso, told the Dallas Morning News:
This is a typical case of how each generation creates its own identity with its own tastes and style. It’s their way to say 'this is who we are, we are the youth and we are the future.'
There are different variations of the Edgar cut- but it's nice to know that for some, this haircut is a great connection to the past- also, I'll stop making fun of it... probably.