TBAW is proud to introduce a new series, The Ebb and Flow of Time, in which we will be analyzing hair throughout the ages. In this pilot article, we take a look at the style that defined the recently deceased dictator, Muammar Gaddafi.

Hairstyles have been a fixture of the male appearance since the dawn of time. But one great trendsetter in the field of human features, God, has been said to have sported divine flow from time to time, as well as an immaculate beard.

From Hercules to Johnny Cassels, such flourishing hair has been admired for millennia. Therefore, it is quite difficult to accord the title of best flow throughout the ages. Zeus, Flowseidon, and Saladin (see below) have all recognized the value of a fantastic coiffure.