- The Mr. T\
- I would say the Dorothy Hammil/Toni Tennille was pretty awful.
- the unkillable fauxhawk%0D\
the tin tin
- I''m gonna go with the Jheri Curl since it was a drippy, oily mess for the people who had one.
- The Dorothy Hammill was completely different from the Toni Tennille: wedge cut vs. medieval pageboy.
- [quote] I would say the Dorothy Hammil/Toni Tennille was pretty awful.\
Isn''t that the Bonnie Franklin?
- Oh, the bouffant, no contest! A huge, bizarre, unflattering, expensive, and time-consuming ball of ugly, right there where eveyrone can see it. %0D\
Only looks right on drag queens.
- Jane Wyman from the 50s onward had many bad ones.
- R3 - bald ''phobe...
- Mamie Eisenhower''s bangs.
- I thought that was Mamie Eisenhower''s.
- I''m not sure that the Farrah was the worst. It was iconic, and during it''s time made F. Fawcett one of the most beautiful and alluring women around.\
Although it didn''t look great on others and it''s dated now.
- I never thought Farrah Fawcett was that beautiful.
- Big Hair. I mean GIGANTIC HUGE ENORMOUS HUMONGOUS PILES O'' HAIR. Scroll down for my favorite, Priscilla Presley''s senior photo.
- Most of the long weaves today are absurd, most hair doesn''t grow down to a person''s ass.\
The ridiculous weaves worn by those trashy females on "Jerseylicious" really take the cake. Those women seem to have enough hair for five women.\
One of them looks as if she has yet another hairpiece on the crown area which makes her hair look as if she''s wearing a hair hat! It looks so bizarre. \
Weaves are difficult to clean, the longer weaves can get really stinky.
- This was pretty bad.
- [quote]Although it didn''t look great on others and it''s dated now.\
I think that''s the idea: it looked horrible on anyone who wasn''t Farrah.
- Whoever was responsible for the look in long hair that''s been the rage for over a decade:%0D\
center-parted (usually, not always)%0D\
Almost no one looks good with this style, but it has influenced legions of women between 14 and 65. UGGH!
future generations will judge us by this hair
- I can''t believe no one''s mentioned the Beiber, and all of the "on purpose" guystyles that are going on right now.
- i hate the rachel. it''s been the go-to hausefrau hair option for almost 2 decades now. Also the Kate Gosselin. Also flat ironed hair dyed a flat black or flat platinum on emo kids and girls who work at 2nd rate hair salons.
- Flat top with fenders.
- What is the name of the hairstyle my sister had in I''d guess 1990? It was huge in the front and sprayed out to the sides like she sat in front of a fan and it got stuck, as I used to tell her.\
She''s horrified by her pictures then. I''m not proud of my flat top crew cut, but no one bursts out laughing when they see pictures of me like they do when they see her with a pineapple of hair on her forehead.
- I forgot about the current stick straight flattened hairstyle, it''s awful, especially when so many women with this hairstyle have naturally beautiful wavy hair. Not all trends work for all people.\
Besides the hair looking stringy when too much product is applied, the hair is also flattened to their heads, which emphasizes facial flaws and a round face! \
This style particularly looks absurd on women with too many wrinkles.
- "Whoever was responsible for the look in long hair that''s been the rage for over a decade:\
center-parted (usually, not always)"\
Goopy has been sporting this look for years. Looks like absolute shit.
- I have a picture of my dad with that exact same hairdo, r21.
- Oh dear.
- Flattop with fenders guy is hawt!
- R24, \
Actually I believe the Gooper is directly responsible for this look.
I like it!
Long Island Fraulene
- R2, it can be called "The Jerz" "Mall Hair" and in Atlanta it''s called the "Kennesaw Claw" for the redneck suburb. \
I was in high school during its heyday. I thought it looked stupid as shit and refused to participate. Even if I''d liked the way it looked, some of these bitches got up at 6am to do their fucking hair for two hours. No thanks.\
I was instantly taken under the wings of the "New Wavers" and voted "Most Unique" in high school b/c I didn''t follow the stupid mall hair look.\
The 80s had horrible hairstyles, just ugly. I blame all of the new products ie gels, mousse, wax, fixitive, all that shit.
- Hair in two braids then pinned up running across the top of the head. Very old time spinster look.
- R32 my mother has pictures of her hair like that when she was a little girl in the 40''s. Surely no one wears their hair like that anymore?
- Tin Tin
- R23 I''m also tired of the current stick-straight GOOP hairstyle. It''s so plain and boring. I don''t understand why women don''t embrace their hair when it''s naturally wavy/curly. I know women who spend an hour just to flat iron their damn hair everyday.
- R22, I think what you''re describing is more of a late ''80s/early 90''s kind of thing. My sister and her friends would brush out a wall of hair out to the side and hold it there while they first sprayed it with hair spray and then blow dried it into position. Then they''d make that little peppermint patty football thing up front.\
uh like so...
- I have very curly hair. It mats into dreadlocks overnight and costs an insane amount of money in product to keep from being frizzy. And it''s incredibly hot which is fine in the winter but awful in the summer. Short haircuts tend to turn into Christmas Trees. However, I don''t straighten it because I look like a Republican when it''s straight, it somehow makes my face look pointy and patrician.
- One of my favorite photos of 80''s big hair. The guy with the short shorts, Dave Barry, is a tattoo artist now and is quite sexy in that tattoed kind of way imo.
- R22, that hairstyle was called sprial perm/crusty bangs, and it is one of the most hideous ever. It was insane how popular that hairstyle was in the late 80s, many girls held onto it until the early 90s.
- I actually like the Farrah on many women - wish it would come back. Stevie Nicks in her youth wore something like it and it suited her. The young Heather Locklear also looked good in it.
Marquis de Sade
- I''ve always hated the "dog-eared" Bob that doesn''t ever seem to go away. If you can''t picture it, it''s like a short Flapper cut in the back with the longer flaps on the sides that cover the ears. It''s so ugly.
- You aren''t talking about the angled bob or swing are you R42?
- Wigs R44. Ancient Egyptians shaved their heads or cut their own hair very short to avoid lice.
- "that hairstyle was called sprial perm/crusty bangs, and it is one of the most hideous ever. It was insane how popular that hairstyle was in the late 80s, many girls held onto it until the early 90s."%0D\
Here is nowheresville lots of women are still hanging on to that look!%0D
- I still see a type of winged mullet on the urban cowgirls here in Houston. Long hair in the back and the front is feathered back above the ears. Go to any country/western bar on a weekend and that''s all you see.
- What''s wrong with big hair?
- R41 - him or her?%0D\
R45 - Egyptians would also wear a cone of aromatic wax on their wigs which would melt down and "fragrance" the hair
- the mullet and the one at link.
- "I still see a type of winged mullet on the urban cowgirls here in Houston. Long hair in the back and the front is feathered back above the ears."%0D\
That look was all the rage at my high school, in THE SEVENTIES. How old are these women, anyway?
- What was that haircut on the woman called R50? A bowl or a mushroom?
- R51 many of them are in their 30''s-40''s. Things don''t change too fast in the redneck community.
- R50, again, I must ask, him or....%0D\
No goddammit, it''s HER.
So many degrees of "It''s HER!!!!" in R50...
- Florence Henderson on the Braady Bunch.\
- I have no idea, the only person I saw with that haircut other then her, was Javier Bardem in No country for old men.
- R56 - obviously it had an effect on the designer of that film...
And not in a good way...
- The 80s spiral perm/big bangs combo was also called "poodle''s ass." This was the most popular hairstyle among white suburban girls back in the late 80s, and tragically in some of the more rural areas you will still see some women (who are now in their 40s) still wearing this atrocious hairstyle.
- What a Nightmare!
- 70''s loose-curled poodle perm on guys. Somehow the Brillo Pad perm looked better on guys and the poodle on girls. Not that any of it looked good.\
The "shingle" with a perm on top. Look at the picture of Jane Wyman at R8''s link and then imagine a perm on the top half.
- Tony Geary''s permed hair in the very early 80''s. Awful.
- Janet Jackson is responsible for most of the hair donts in late 80''s, she was the only person that could pull off those "poodle" styles.
- I always hated the "pixie" cut. You know, the one that Mia Farrow had in "Rosemary''s Baby", the hairstyle that Shirley MacLaine had for for long and Liza Minnelli has to this day. %0D\
I also found the Bo Derek corn-rows fad horrible. White women with corn rows? It looked awful, mostly because in order to pull it off you needed to have a flawless face. %0D\
I never liked the Louise Brooks bob. It was a very severe hairstyle; unless you had a really great face like Brooks it only emphasized your facial flaws. %0D\
- Flattop with fenders guy at R21 is dreamy! \
Rap lines were fucking ridiculous, especially on white guys:
- Pixies look either really good or really bad. I adore Emma Watson''s pixie.
- Oh, Linda, Linda, Linda...
- [quote]The "shingle" with a perm on top. Look at the picture of Jane Wyman at [R8]''s link and then imagine a perm on the top half.%0D\
r62, please post a pic, because that description made me laugh so hard!
- My vote is for the short, permed, perfectly round helmet, heavily sprayed. How could anyone think this looked good? All the ''older ladies'' wore that when I was a teenager. Now I know exactly what people mean when they said you can tell someone''s age from her hairstyle. Nothing screams 45 to 55 like the feathered back "cobra head" style.
- My sister''s hairstyle 1989-93
- R38, here he is now.
- The pixie ''do looks great on some women and horrible on others
- Perms are just terrible. I don''t understand how anyone thinks they ever look good. \
I remember my mother coming home, smelling terrible, with her hair all in those ugly tight curls.
- Johanna Lumley wins this thread. The Purdy..
- I disliked the big hair of the eighties. I saw pictures of female celebrities whose hair was bigger than their heads, frequently in masses of curls.
The Dorothy Hamill
- The Dorothy Hamill wedge cut was one of the worst hairstyles ever, and in the late 70s/early 80s so many women copied it. Ugh!
- Hair in the 80s really was terrible. It''s like women were striving to look like little old ladies.
- The comb-over, nothing less attractive than greasy strands stuck to a shiny bald pate.\
Dreads, I know they''re a political statement, but they''re gross. The Afro was way cooler.\
Boys with 50''s style buzz cuts. I always think their parents must be skinheads, or racist cops.\
Conked hair, I''m talking to you Al Sharpton.\
The hairstyles on those moron women in Texas who had their children taken away.
- In history, OP?\
These posts are so focused on the recent past. \
How about the Celtic Tonsure? Those poor monks.
- R83 makes me think of this.
- [quote]The hairstyles on those moron women in Texas who had their children taken away.\
meant to say Mormon
- [quote]I also found the Bo Derek corn-rows fad horrible. White women with corn rows? It looked awful, mostly because in order to pull it off you needed to have a flawless face. \
Didn''t our dear friend Glenn Close try this one year at the Oscars? I felt so ashamed for her. One of us had to.
- Kate''s hideous ''do.
- The early 50''s had the worse. Jane Wyman''s was good example, but here''s another on Joan Crawford (who usually had nice hair styles). She looks like Bozo.
- Yes, the hairstyles of the 1950s were pretty bad, with few exceptions. Most of them were really aging and uflattering. They even made women in their 20s look matronly.
- the puritan round head. wearing a whig would have been preferable.
- No shit R89. I was looking at my mother''s old high school yearbook and she looked like she was a 40-something matron at her prom. Total helmet hair.
- When men and women used to "feather" their hair during the late 70''s. Hated that hairstyle, because my hair was too wavey to do that!
- Comb it, part it, blow dry it to your heart''s content.%0D\
You''re still gay. You know it. They know it. So why not just recognize and celebrate?
- If we are going back further into history - the mutton chops sideburns that guys wore in the 19th century were pretty bad
- Would you kiss a man with picadilly weepers?
- HCRMH, R-96!
- I remember seeing some pictures of Michael Jackson with long curly, greasy hair; three or four hanks of it were hanging directly over his face. It looked stupid as hell. Did he think it was attractive? Was it to hide something? Who knows? It just looked stupid. %0D\
The straight, long pageboy that he had in his later years was a wig. I guess he was getting bald by that time.
- The entire male population in China since they did away with the pigtail.
- "I have very curly hair. It mats into dreadlocks overnight and costs an insane amount of money in product to keep from being frizzy. And it''s incredibly hot which is fine in the winter but awful in the summer. Short haircuts tend to turn into Christmas Trees. However, I don''t straighten it because I look like a Republican when it''s straight, it somehow makes my face look pointy and patrician."\
You sound cute! Your post made me giggle.
- On Lawn Guyland, we called that sticky, fluffed out, mall-banged hair that girls wore in the 80s and 90s "the rooster"
- The council house facelift ''do. Greasy, stringy hair pulled back from the face and either tied up in a nasty bun or in a smelly-looking ponytail. Stella McCartney favors this utterly unattractive hairstyle, which accentuates her pudding face. \
- Croydon facelift
- Guy Fieri-esque spiked hair. This hairstyle is so hideous that even very handsome men look silly with it.
- In the '60's, older ladies had those mountainous hairstyles you imagined small rodents living inside.
- Long Island mall hair
- So-called ombré color. Who knew not doing your roots could be fashionable?
- What? No hate for the shag?
I had straight long hair parted in the middle, like every girl 1969-1974. I got talked into a shag. Biggest haircut mistake ever. It took years to grow that shit out.
- The Glenn Close hair in Fatal Attraction was really popular. Lots of women got perms. Very few had hair that looked like Close's
- Most celebrity hairstyles are definitely not feasible for average people. The upkeep is usually expensive and time consuming and the hairstyle itself is usually not flattering.
Bo-Derek cornrows. To get your hair like that takes a lot of time and it actually painful. And even when it's done it usually looks awful, because it totally emphasizes the face. If you don't have a knock-out beautiful face, this hairstyle will just draw attention to your flaws.
Same with the Louise Brooks bob. Brooks could pull it off because she had a stunning face but others who tried a similar hairstyle (like Edith Head) just made their plainness more obvious.
The pixie. Another one of those hairstyles where you have to have the right kind of face (Mia Farrow, Shirley MacLaine) to make it look right.
Farrah Fawcett's big, layered hair would have been tough for the average woman to wear. It needed a lot of styling and upkeep and would have been hard to maintain, especially for somebody with hair of a texture that didn't lend itself well to the hairstyle.
Very long straight hair, parted in the middle. This was very popular with young girls in the sixties and seventies. I never thought it was very flattering on anyone.
The huge hair of the eighties. I've seen pictures of actresses where their hair is bigger than their heads. The same with men. It was typical eighties excess: more is more. Bigger is better. But it looked ridiculous.
The mullet. It makes everybody who wears it look dumb.
Jheri curls. Same as above.
Dorothy Hamill wedge. The only person who could pull it off was Dorothy Hamill.
Kate Gosselin's reverse mullet. One apt observer said it looked like she had a possum on her head.
- Don't forget the "Klute" cut. It's really the progenitor of the Kate Gosselin roadkill-on-your-head look.
- I think Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction was the only woman who really rocked that 80s spiral-permed hair and made it look fabulous. It was just hideous on almost everyone else.
That was definitely THE hairstyle of the 80s. The horror is many women held onto it for a decade or more afterwards.
- Here's how the spiral perm looked on the average 80s lady. Yikes!
- And then you had the spiral perm's close relative the "mom perm." The 80s were fucking hideous.
- My mom had the hideous spiral perm in the '80s, and worse, she thought I'd look cute with one. I was not impressed.
- I think "caesar haircut" is one of the ugliest male hairstyles ever. Judging by its name one would think that this hairstyle died along with the ancient roman culture, but when I visited Ukraine last year I was shocked to discover that it is still one of the most popular hairdos for man in that area.
I disagree...I think that style works in a 1950s,rough-trade,proto-Wolverine sort of way. It's kitschy but on the right guy it can be quite sexy.
- We need another thread:
The BEST hairstyles in history.
- There was a horrible spiked-in-the-back short 'do women were sporting in the early '2000s. It was like the Gosselin without the weird fringe - but every bit as ugly.
- How about "The Calista" hair-do?
- 117 is Ted Haggart
- Whatever the fuck Joyce Dewitt wore. And wears.
Dorothy Hamill's haircut was beautiful. On her. Only her. Especially on the rare occasions, when she was young, and convinced to go glamorous. She was beautiful. see link.
- We need a best or sexiest hairstyles thread.
- When is this trend of eel-like,messy,stringy ass long curls and extensions going to be relegated to the scrap heap of hideous,failed hairstyles? It just looks like hell.
Why won't it die?!
- Farrah Fawcett was a stone cold fox.
- Weren't a lot of these hairdos for women created by male hair stylists?
- I actually like the Farrah.
- Like the "Farrah," the "Krystle" only looked good on Linda Evans.
- The reason "The Hammill" didn't look good on anyone but Dorothy Hammill is because it only looked good in motion.
When Hammill skated her hair flipped around her face and effortlessly fell back into place, when her imitators turned it into helmet-hair they ruined the look.
- The "Bieber"
The "Michael Bolton" (you know, balding on top, long in the back)
- Bitches, please, nobody's mentioned the "monk's tonsure"?
Shave your good head of hair into fake male pattern baldness, that's a look!
- One day when Stephen Spielberg writes his autobiography, I hope he includes the Night Gallery he directed starring Joan Crawford. IIRC, she thought he was an amateur unworthy of directing her.
- Joan came around quickly, though. She recognized he had talent and was actually very kind to him during the shoot. Joan continued to send him cards and notes for the rest of her life.
- The platinum blonde Jean Harlow bob was a terrible hairstyle. It worked with Harlow, because it was her signature look; it suited her brash sexual persona perfectly. It looked fake and harsh but it seemed right on her. It became THE style for a time; practically every major actress in Hollywood was filmed sporting a version of it, even Garbo. I remember seeing a series of photographs where all these actresses (Carole Lombard and Joan Crawford were a couple I remember) had the curly, white blonde Jean Harlow hair. None of them looked good in it.
Harlow was a natural blonde. She was tow-headed as a child, but was a darker blonde as an adult. That white blonde color that was her trademark was achieved, according to her hair dressers, by Clorox, ammonia, peroxide and Lux flakes (Lux flakes was a laundry detergent). Supposedly she had dye treatments every two weeks. No wonder her hair fell out! It may have even hastened her death. Being exposed to fumes like that on a regular basis can cause kidney damage and her kidneys were already damaged by a strep infection she got as a teenager. Poor Harlow. She had so much bad luck.
- Maybe not the worst hairstyle but I so want to get at Crystal Gayle with some hair shears.