6) Lunatic Fringe

Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote about how badly she wanted bangs when she was a teenager and how her mother flatly refused – even when Laura pointed out that another girl they knew had bangs. Before the ” dime sociable” of 1884, Laura finally convinces her Ma to let her cut delicate bangs, which she then curls using a heated lead pencil.

Laura Ingalls Wilder as a young adult. Via/ Wiki Commons