Leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is known for a lot of things: his bravado, his wealth, his messy divorces.
Also his hair.
As Trump proved on stage during a political speech in South Carolina last month, the mane – though seemingly defying the laws of physics – is real. "I don't wear a toupee. It's my hair, I swear," he told the crowd, before inviting a woman from the audience to the podium to run her fingers through it. "Yes, I believe it is" really attached to his head, the woman said, a good sport if there ever was one.
The mechanics of Trump's hair have been dissected in the past, including right here in Rolling Stone, in a 2011 interview with Trump:
"'OK, what I do is, wash it with Head and Shoulders. I don't dry it, though. I let it dry by itself. It takes about an hour. Then I read papers and things. This morning I read in the New York Post about Jerry Seinfeld backing out of his commitment to do a benefit for my son Eric's charity. I've never been a big fan of Jerry Seinfeld — never dug him, in the true sense — but when I did The Marriage Ref, which was his show and a total disaster, I did him a big favor. Then he did this. It's a disgrace.' He goes on, 'I also watch TV. I love Fox, I like Morning Joe, I like that the Today show did a beautiful piece on me yesterday — I mean, relatively speaking. OK, so I've done all that. I then comb my hair. Yes, I do use a comb.' He pauses, frowning, casting his mind back to capture the details of the event. 'Do I comb it forward? No, I don't comb it forward.' He pushes the leading edge of the flying wing of his hair back, to show where the hairline is. 'I actually don't have a bad hairline. When you think about it, it's not bad. I mean, I get a lot of credit for comb-overs. But it's not really a comb-over. It's sort of a little bit forward and back. I've combed it the same way for years. Same thing, every time.'"
But we aren't here today to further muse on how Trump's hair came to be; we're here to celebrate it. To that end, here were some of his best coiffed days over the years.