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« posted April 10, 2007 - 11:01pm »

Sell your hair at the hair museum

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hair for salehair for sale My Mom recently took a little side trip with her sisters to one of the weirder museums that the midwest has to offer. Leila's Hair Museum in Independance, Missouri is probably the world's only hair museum, acting as the headquarters for the Victorian Hairwork Society. The museum sports a large collection of hair jewelry and samples dating back to 1725. Hair jewelry really caught on during Victorian times when it was regularly used to honor a dead relative or loved one as part of the mourning process.

But what say you want to get started on making some of your own hair medallions, rings, and broaches but you don't want to part with your curly locks. We'll just a click away are several pages full of people offering their hair up for sale. I guess there's nothing inherently creepy about this but the pages of pictures with oddly obscured faces and tons of long flowing hair kinda wigs me out (pun intended).

But nevertheless this place sure is going on my list for the grand mid-west museum field trip.