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Mullets, ‘Fros & Beehives

From Bowie to Bieber, Rock’s Most Iconic Hair Styles

Sly Stone

Mullets, 'Fros & Beehives

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty

The Sly and the Family Stone frontman (pictured in 1969) embodied 1960s Black Pride with his outrageous Afro.

 

 

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Richard Upper

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley's mutton chops and feathered hair (shown in 1976) embodied the culture of excess of the 1970s.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

Hogan

Michael Jackson

The King of Pop's wild Jheri Curls (pictured in 1982) would later be sported by everyone from Billie Dee Williams to Lionel Richie.

Flock of Seagulls

Flock of Seagulls

Costello

Flock of Seagulls

Flock of Seagulls' Mike Score (shown in 1982) has a dubious distinction in rock history: You never knew the lead singer's name — but you totally knew his hair.

John Taylor

John Taylor

Finn Costello

John Taylor

Duran Duran's bassist (shown in 1983) updated the classic mullet with blond highlights and plenty of hairspray.

Tina Turner

Tina Turner

Lorne Resnick

Tina Turner

Tina Turner (shown in 1984) was almost as well known for her finger-in-socket hair as her tall-drink-of-water gams.

Madonna

Madonna

Ron Gallela

Madonna

Madonna (shown in 1984) has rocked every conceivable hair style, including this trashy tigress bob that defined post-punk Eighties New York.

Sandra Denton of Salt-n-Pepa

Sandra Denton of Salt-n-Pepa

Michael Ochs Archives

Sandra Denton of Salt-n-Pepa

Denton (right, in 1986) created her asymmetrical hair style accidentally: she had to shave off half her head after chemically damaging her hair.

Christopher Reid

Christopher Reid

Michael Ochs Archives

Christopher Reid

Kid 'n Play MC (left, in 1988) sported a high-rise flattop that totally eclipsed similar efforts by Vanilla Ice and Bel Biv DeVoe.

Björk

Björk

Michael Ochs Archives

Björk

Björk (shown in 1994) had generally maintained long flowing locks until 1994, when she showed up to the MTV VMAs with her hair twisted into a several mini-buns. Tastemakers like Gwen Stefani soon followed suit.

Keith Flint

Keith Flint

Mick Hutson

Keith Flint

The Prodigy singer (shown in 1996) ratched up the group's electro-punk image with a crazy, slime-green side-head Mohawk.

Korn

Korn

Mick Hutson

Korn

Korn (2000): Countless nü-metal acts wear dreads, but none offer a selection as varied (and oft imitated) as Jonathan Davis & Co. Here, they're twisted, braided, and strategically bleachedall to unwashed effect.

Pete Wentz

Pete Wentz

Larry Busacca

Pete Wentz

Fall Out Boy's bassist (shown in 2005) pioneered these carefully coifed bangs long before Justin Bieber. In 2009 he cut off his so-called "Emo Swoosh."

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

Mark Allan

Amy Winehouse

The British singer (shown in 2007) sported a beehive that was so massive, it was checked for drugs when she went to visit her husband "Blake Incarcerated" in 2007, according to British tabloid reports.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Nick Harvey

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga (shown in 2009) has rocked plenty of unlikely styles, but none of inventive as when she twisted her own hair into a bow.