Fifty years ago, the older generation (and young conservatives) were making fun of guys with long hair. They cast aspersions on their manhood, called them fags, and tried to hold them down and forcibly cut their hair. They threw them out of school.
Today, long hair and ponytails are no big deal but OMG buns and braids!!!! Get a grip, people. Spare us the pearl-clutching. It's just hair.