The indigenous-inspired hairdo known as the “Edgar cut” is popular among young Latino people in Dallas. The hairdo is linked to the contemporary ranchera/o aesthetic. Which is a way for young Americans to identify with their Mexican heritage.
The hairdo is linked to the contemporary ranchera/o aesthetic. Which is a way for young Americans to identify with their Mexican heritage. According to the owner of Old East Dallas Barbershop. Her 12-year-old son Nathan Cabrera is rocking the current style. Because everyone was wearing it that way, the sixth-grader at Uplift Heights Primary Preparatory wanted to obtain the look.
Teenagers in the surrounding states of Texas, California, New Mexico, and Arizona are fond of the “Edgar cut.” As everyone relied on digital entertainment during COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020, TikTok videos have fueled the popularity of this style.
The hairdo is related to the contemporary ranchera/o aesthetic known as takuache. Which is popular among young Americans who are trying to stay connected to their Mexican heritage. They typically drive pickups, listen to corridos tumb ados (songs with explicit lyrics). Wear square-toed boots or Jordan shoes, and dance at rodeos. Or dance clubs to various musical genres including cumbias, huapangos, and tribal. There are many videos of this culture on social media.
An allusion to Edgar Cut Martinez, a former Major League Baseball player for the Seattle Mariners, serves as the inspiration for the hairdo’s name. An early 2019 devotee requested that Martinez’s visage be inscribed on the back of his skull by a Puerto Rican barber. Anthony Reyes, a barber from Puerto Rico, gave the little fan a cut that had cutout that resembled a bowl on the front. Reyes published a video on Instagram, and it quickly gained popularity after being reposted by the MLB Puerto Rico account.
The “Edgar HairCut” Has Since Been Given To It
Youth subcultures of Latinos
According to Frank G. Pérez, assistant professor of communication at the University of Texas in El Paso, the haircut has evolved into an artistic statement to draw attention to and connect with indigenous and Mexican heritage.
He claimed that this is an example of how each generation develops its personality via its own interests and fashion sense.
According to Pérez, it’s their way of saying, “This is who we are, we are the youth and we are the future.
Younger generations of artists are assuming control of the local Mexican music genre as an illustration this. Some well-known performers, including Natanael Cano, Kris Nava from T3R Elemento, and two members of Yaritza y Su Esencia, have rocked variations of the “Edgar Cut” dance.
The Criteria For The “Edgar Cut”
The majority of people would characterize it as a bowl-style cut, with tapered sides and longer hair on top of the head. The top, which can be one inch long or longer, is not fully shaved but is shorter than the sides, temple, and nape of the neck.
Boys may sport the style, which is distinguished by the straight fringe (bangs) that rests over their brows, whether their hair is straight or wavy.
The bowl form becomes more obvious when the top hair begins to grow. This haircut is made by barbers using clippers and shears.
Native Americans served as an inspiration
According to the Texas State History Society, the new hairdo was partially inspired by the way Jumano Indians cropped their hair. These people resided in Central Texas between 1500 and 1700.
Guys used to trim their hair short, color it, and leave one long strand that they would embellish with bird feathers.
In an email, Rachel Cruz, an associate professor of Mexican American studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio, claimed to have observed hairdos strikingly like the “Edgar cut” in several representations of Mexico, notably in places like Tulum and Chichén Itzá.
The 19-year-old Ayden Gonzales was delighted to find that the roots of his present haircut may be local.
I enjoy it when seemingly little details or fads have deeper significance, he declared.
Furthermore During the COVID-19 lockdown, the South Dallas resident was a student at Duncanville High School. He saw more boys sporting the “Edgar cut” as virtual learning came to an end and physical learning resumed.
Then After Graduating, He Acquired The In-Style Haircut.
Have you seen the Edgar cut? He claimed that when he returned home sporting his new appearance. His family commented.
The jokes didn’t upset Gonzales, though. I just got a standard haircut, he responded.
Besides The criticism of this haircut, according to Sonya M. Alemán. Associate professor of race, ethnicity, gender. and sexuality studies at the University of Texas in San Antonio, is unwarranted.
According to her, “the haircut and aesthetic may be seen as defying Western conceptions of beauty or fashion.”
Nathan Cabrera receives an Edgar cut at the Old East Dallas Barbershop from barber Edgar “E” Montelongo. After the top hair begins to grow after the cut. He bowl form starts to stand out more. This haircut is made by barbers using clippers and shears. (Special Contributor Ben Torres).
They Enjoy It That Way
Oscar Ayala, a 21-year-old barber at Old East Dallas Barbershop. Said that in addition to being famous due to social media. The haircut is also sought after because it is a useful one for kids.
According to Ayala, a native of Guanajuato, Mexico, men with this hairstyle don’t need to put much work into grooming their hair as they get ready for the day, which makes it quite popular among middle and high school students.
Given that these are simply regular folks receiving haircuts and going about their daily lives, I never saw anything wrong with the Edgar cut, Gonzales claimed.
If people like that, then that is what they prefer. There will always be something for people to ridicule.
“Edgar Cut” Hairstyle San Antonio Mocks What May Have Indigenous Cultural Roots
I seldom show my parents memes or other online antics since I’m a millennial. But, I just came across a message on Facebook that I knew my dad would find funny. It was a photo of a young man with fringe that was cut right across. His forehead and were exceedingly short, hardly extending above his hairline. My father wheezed at seeing the “ridiculous” (in his words) hairdo typical of San Antonio’s Marbach neighborhood.
I don’t recall the precise description. But the post was essentially making fun of folks with a particular reputation for holding stakes along the busy Far Westside route.
Similar memes and postings have probably been seen on the social media feeds of anyone with enough San Antonio connections. If Marbach isn’t mentioned by name, then “Edgar Cut” or “Takuache,” the common nickname for guys who wear the look, will likely be mentioned.
The likelihood that “the Edgar” genuinely has roots in native culture is high.
The Jumanos largely resided in the region of Texas bounded by El Paso, Austin, and the River Grande. Although the Jumanos actively served as mediators between the Spanish and other tribes. Such as the Apaches, who mainly absorbed the Jumanos in the 18th century, the tribe evolved throughout time in response to colonization and technical advances. According to legend, other Jumanos people gradually absorbed Mexican culture.
There is little question that indigenous cultures are a part of San Antonio’s rich culture, even though the San Antonio males who have the “Edgar Cut” style may not be able to explicitly connect their ancestry to the tribe. Other facets of the city’s rich history are revered and even cherished, but the “Edgar” has been used so frequently as a joke.
The “Edgar” haircut has received a tremendous amount of attention outside the borders of the Alamo City despite our collaborative agreement to make it and Marbach in general—the punchline of numerous San Antonio-specific jokes.
Besides A YouTube instructional demonstrates the technical skills required to create the distinctive look, which the barber who created the video calls “very tough” to master. Buzzfeed took the effort to compile memes on the fashion, known as “takuache” in Spanish-speaking areas like Mexico. Even an Ohio blogger provided 10 “edgy” ways to wear the “Edgar Cut.”