Male and female hairstyles are always specific significance. The way you would wear your hair in different cultures, societies and periods was not just a manifestation of current fashion trends and aesthetics.
Hair was a powerful sign of a social or political status, a symbol of some particular events such as growing hair and beard as a sign of mourning, cutting hair as a manifestation of grief etc.
Cutting off hair symbolize is a recognizable mark of someone’s cultural or sub-cultural affiliation and so on.
Symbolism of hair in general
Hair is a universal symbol of femininity and beauty, as well as of strength and power. Mythologies are full of mystical and magnificent characters whose powers are strongly linked to the concept of hair.
Hair is also a symbol of sensuality, sexuality and attraction. In many cultures, long and thick male hair has been associated with male sexuality and potency.
According to Christian legends, even angels were so attracted to beautiful female hair that they had experienced lust.
That is the reason why women in churches should wear scarves on their heads.
- Femininity and sensuality
- Power and strength
- Sexuality and attraction
- Mysticism and wisdom
Different Dreams about Cutting
Dreams about cutting hair are one of the natures to the same action in reality. Many people would actually do something to their hair, in order to show they have changed or to help themselves feel changed such as Change, Loss, and Control.
Those are main concepts related to cutting hair in a dream. Rethink current circumstances in your waking life in order to use the dream as a useful guidance.
Cutting your own hair
If you cut your hair on your own or someone else does it, it usually means you have lost something or you know deep inside you will soon experience loss. Since hair is often associated with sexuality and femininity, it may suggest your insecurity about these matters.
Cutting somebody else’s hair
If you dream about cutting other person’s hair, it means you are the one who wants to be in charge. You have a strong need to control somebody’s actions.
This could be interpreted in different ways. Maybe you try to protect someone, but you are actually overdoing it, not letting the person to stand for them. On the other hand, you may feel you are losing control over your position in a relationship in your waking life.