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China’s Village of Real-Life Rapunzels

by: Great Big Story     Published on: 03 May 2018

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For thousands of years, the Yao women of Huangluo Village have been keeping up an incredible beauty regimen, growing long, luxurious locks. Believed to symbolize beauty, wealth and longevity, long hair is considered sacred, and women in the village only cut their hair once in a lifetime when they are ready for adulthood and marriage. With over 200 women living in Huanglao, the village hopes to continue the centuries-long tradition, passing on their beauty secrets from generation to generation.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6AcbThis story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world.Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] comFollow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeXMake our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZGive us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLYCome hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjVVisit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com