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June 2nd, 2023, 08:07 PM

From this article, made by Vara La Fey (https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/content.php?r=775-Length-Chart-front-back-view-24nov2022)

June 2nd, 2023, 08:28 PM
From the Glossary of LHC Terms and Abbreviations, originally written by PrincessBob: (https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=54874)

Body Marker



An amusing way of denoting baldness or shavedness of one’s head. AKA: Scalp length.

Ear Length

Short, maybe styled as an ultra short bob, pixie cut or a grown-out high and tight, or any number of other styles. The point is their ears are being brushed by their longer hairs, and nothing else really is.

Chin Length

Short, often a bob, but many other styles result in hair which, at its longer points, is even with the chin.

Shoulder Length

Intro to what the world calls “long hair,” hair that brushes their shoulders and can often be styled and or pulled back in some way.

Arm Pit Length
This indicates that your hair is below your sternum, and equal or longer than the point where your arms meet your body.

Mid Back Length
Locate MBL by wrapping a towel, measuring tape, bra, etc around your torso just below your pectoral muscles/above your diaphragm (which ever is easier to identify), this will show you where MBL lands on your back.

Bra-Strap Length
Same location as MBL.

Waist Length

Your hair is somewhere mid-back where your middle dips in at its smallest, often around or a little above the location of your belly button on the front.

Hip Length

ETA: pretty self explanatory... I think. ETA: great debates persist whether this is the top of the hip bone (iliac crest) or the wide part of the hips. The top of the hip bone is used to measure hair, the wide part of the hips is used for clothing measurements.

Butt Crack Length
The top of the crack.

Tail Bone Length
Bottom of the tailbone.


Hair is level or longer than the point where your legs meet your tuchus/bum/backside. You would sit on your hair if you sat straight down and or scooted back.