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.

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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.

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  1. John June 27, 2021

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

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  2. Tea June 27, 2021

    This is a duplicate post, dammit.

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

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  3. Ad June 28, 2021

    Tea, it means from the dynasty of rappers……

  4. Anonymous June 29, 2021

    Thinking ahead (not far) this could be the answer to my ever thinning hair. A stylish flip… 😁

  5. Anonymous June 29, 2021

    So this went out of style in the 2010’s ? Its making a comeback

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  6. Gallo's Humor June 29, 2021

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

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