The Crazy Hair of Mexican Cholombiano Subculture

Featured below are photos of Mexican urban teens by photographer Stefan Ruiz. These weird hairstyles and distinct outfits are a part of Cholombiano subculture which they represent. This subculture centers around cumbia music which became extremely popular in 1960s and found a strong foothold in Mexico, specifically with Monterrey. Then, around the late 90s, the genre bred a teen fanbase so passionate about cumbia that they began referring to themselves as Cholombianos, which simply means Colombians in Spanish. However, it essentially disappeared from Monterrey in the late 2000s and early 2010s.

Cholombiano subculture haircut.

Cholombiano subculture haircut.

Cholombiano subculture haircut.

Cholombiano subculture haircut.

Cholombiano subculture haircut.

Cholombiano subculture haircut.

Cholombiano subculture haircut.

Cholombiano subculture haircut.

Cholombiano subculture haircut.

Cholombiano subculture haircut.

Cholombiano subculture haircut.

Cholombiano subculture haircut.

Cholombiano subculture haircut.

Cholombiano subculture haircut.

Cholombiano subculture haircut.

Cholombiano subculture haircut.

Cholombiano subculture haircut.

Cholombiano subculture haircut.

8 thoughts on “The Crazy Hair of Mexican Cholombiano Subculture”

  1. Cholombiano doesn’t “simply mean Colombian” (I’m Colombian). It’s a combination of Cholo and Colombian

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  2. This is a duplicate post, dammit.

    What does that sign say? The one that ends in “rapers”?

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  3. Thinking ahead (not far) this could be the answer to my ever thinning hair. A stylish flip… ๐Ÿ˜

  4. Anyone interested in this subculture should check out the Netflix movie, I’m No Longer Here, a brilliant movie.

  5. All I have to say is that this fad hideous, itโ€™s straight up revolting. People think Mexicans are greasy as it is without slathering grease all over your heads, and hair!

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