Seeking luck could be a hairy issue!

Women from the Yao ethnic group grow long hair as they believe it brings good luck. It is not uncommon for women to spend long hours dressing their hair as well as gathering in the field in hair-combing contests in a bid to make it long.

The average length of hair of local women is 1.7 meters.  And a mother would be proud to display hair cut off her teenage daughter. And the longer the hair from the youngest girl, the prouder the mother! ( Photos: Xinhua)