5 Hairstyles That Should Never Come Back In Style

Introduction:

Have you ever had a bad hair day? How about a bad hair decade? Many of us may have had a bad hair day unknowingly, because we were caught up in the era in which these styles took place.

Some of us may have been blindly unaware that the hairstyles that we so boldly gave into, were perhaps a silly statement, in which we were not fully aware of until we grew older and much wiser.

Listed are 5 hairstyles, that should never come back in style.

1. The Mullet

Wicked Costumes 1980'S Mullet Redneck Hillbilly Southern Hairstyle Wig - Black
Wicked Costumes 1980'S Mullet Redneck Hillbilly Southern Hairstyle Wig - Black

Miley's Daddy Sported A Mullet, And He Looked Good To Me Back In The Day!

Just because Billy Ray Cyrus Did it, Does Not Mean that Every Man On The Planet Earth Should Follow Suit

"If Billy Ray jumped off a bridge would you jump too?"

This is the question that many hairstylist should have asked their male or female customers before cutting their hair into the style of a mullet.

Yet According to research Billy Ray, was not fully to blame for this hairstyle.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, use of the term mullet to describe this hairstyle was "apparently coined, and certainly popularized, by U.S. hip-hop group the Beastie Boys",[1] who used "mullet" and "mullet head" as epithets in their 1994 song "Mullet Head".

In 1995, the Beastie Boys' magazine Grand Royal was the first to use the term in print,[1] in a tongue-in-cheek article entitled "Mulling Over the Mullet". The Grand Royal article credits Mike D as the first Beastie Boy to use the term to describe the haircut.

Mike D Appears Of The Bestie Boys Has A Controlled Hairstyle I Don't Think He Contributed To This Trend

"Michael Diamond 1" by Fabio Venni from London, UK - Beastie Boys - Mike D. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons -
"Michael Diamond 1" by Fabio Venni from London, UK - Beastie Boys - Mike D. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - | Source

However I Do Believe That In The 1970s, Mullets were sported by rock stars Rod Stewart, David Bowie, and Paul McCartney

Rod Stewart 21x33 Scotland Poster 1977
Rod Stewart 21x33 Scotland Poster 1977
David Bowie Holland 1974 Music Poster
David Bowie Holland 1974 Music Poster
Paul McCartney Rolling Stone promotional poster 1976 Capitol Records 18.75" x 22.75"
Paul McCartney Rolling Stone promotional poster 1976 Capitol Records 18.75" x 22.75"

I Guess It's Safe To Say That When You Are A Star You Can Get Away With Anything...Even A Bad Haircut

Stars have hairdressers that travel with them, so they can pull an awkward style off every once in awhile.

2. The Jheri Curl

Deluxe Black Shabba Wig - Adult Std.
Deluxe Black Shabba Wig - Adult Std.

Just Because Michael Jackson Did It, Does Not Mean That You Should Have Done It

Michael Jackson-Thriller Album Cover, Music Poster Print, 24 by 36-Inch
Michael Jackson-Thriller Album Cover, Music Poster Print, 24 by 36-Inch | Source

The Jheri Curl Messed Up A Lot Of Pillow Cases

The dripping of Jheri Curl juice flying everywhere was just wrong. Then you had to put on a shower cap, which made matters extra hot!

Michael Jackson obviously used a better technique when it came to maintaining the Jheri curl.

To maintain the look of the Jheri curl, users were required to apply a curl activator spray and heavy moisturizers daily and to sleep with a plastic cap on their heads to keep the hairstyle from drying out. These products were relatively expensive (a typical bottle of activator was small, retailed anywhere from $3 to $6, and was quickly depleted.) The activator in particular had the undesirable side effect of being very greasy; this would often stain clothing, furniture, and anything that came into contact with it.

Source Wikipedia.


This Is A Wrong Hairstyle...No!

3. The Mohawk..This Look Can Become Annoying

English punk with spike Mohawk
English punk with spike Mohawk | Source

Mr. T. Should Not Wear The Mohawk Either, However, First Lady Nancy Regan in 1983, Did Not Have A Problem With It

Mr. T. & The First Lady Nancy Regan
Mr. T. & The First Lady Nancy Regan | Source

I See That Some Men Are Trying To Jazz This Style Up A Bit...Yep

Man with sporting a reptile mohawk.
Man with sporting a reptile mohawk. | Source

I Feel that Both Sides Of The Head Should Be Either Fully Covered Or Completely Exposed, Pick A Side

The Mohawk seems confusing to me. I don't understand it. However at times this trend seems to pick up, and then disappear. I am hoping that it will disappear for good.

However, to each his own. This being said, I like Mr. T. he has a faithful and fun disposition.

4. Hair With Beads, Yes Back In The Day Bo-Derek Was A 10, Rocking Her Braided Locks With Beads

Bo Derek Sexy Vintage Blonde 001 13x19 POSTER
Bo Derek Sexy Vintage Blonde 001 13x19 POSTER

Stevie Wonder Was Hotter Than The Fourth Of July Sporting His Beads

Hotter Than July [Original Recording Remastered]
Hotter Than July [Original Recording Remastered]

Beads Can Be Fun For Children To Wear

COLORFUL COLOR MIX CROW BEADS PONY BEADS
COLORFUL COLOR MIX CROW BEADS PONY BEADS

Everyone Can Hear You A Mile Away, "Chick, Chick, Chick," Goes The Sound Of Your Hair Beads.

However, Truth Be Told, Beads Can Be A Bit Annoying To Deal With, making It Hard To Sleep At Night.

Now don't get me wrong, I love braids, the art and the time that goes into such creativity, is beautiful, yet, the beads can be a bit much.

Yes you can find some people who still wear beads and braids, I don't see this style as much as I used to. And um.. I am grateful for that, however I respect the amount of time that goes into such a time consuming hairstyle.

An example of too many beads can be found in this flicker post. However, it is a very nice photograph.

5. The Farrah, One Of The Most Beautiful Women In World, With Lots Of Hair, She Had A Wonderful Hairstylist!

Farrah Fawcett - Red Swimsuit Poster - 1976 - 20 x 28
Farrah Fawcett - Red Swimsuit Poster - 1976 - 20 x 28

Do You Know How Much Work Goes Into This Hairstyle!

Women wanted to rock the Farrah, tried on a daily basis to complete this whimsical style,but let's face it, things don't always work out. Due to the wind and the humidity some women ended up looking a bit distraught.

The Avearage Woman Does Not Have This Much Time On Their Hands To Perfect The Farrah

Warning! If You Don't Have A Enough Time To Perfect The Farrah, You Could End Up Looking Like A Blond Heavy Metal Rocker

Blond Heavy Metal Rocker Wig
Blond Heavy Metal Rocker Wig

Or A Country Music Singer From The 1970's

Country Western Diva Wig Costume Accessory
Country Western Diva Wig Costume Accessory

Many Of Us Try To Capture The Style Of Our Favorite Stars, Some May Want The Hairstyle Of Halle Berry

Actress Halle Berry At the Golden Globes.
Actress Halle Berry At the Golden Globes. | Source

Some Women Do Not Have The Time To Maintain Short Hair

Instead Of Rocking The Halle Berry Some Women Come Out Sporting The Chuck Berry

Singing artist Chuck Berry
Singing artist Chuck Berry | Source

Women Loved The Rachel, & Pretty Much Any Hairstyle That Jennifer Aniston Wears

ennifer Aniston Poster by Silk Printing # Size about (35cm x 35cm, 14inch x 14inch) # Unique Gift # 034D8A
ennifer Aniston Poster by Silk Printing # Size about (35cm x 35cm, 14inch x 14inch) # Unique Gift # 034D8A

Many Women Love Kerry Washington's Locks

Actress Kerry Washington
Actress Kerry Washington | Source

For The Most Part Men Like To Keep It Simple, However When They Are Younger, They Can Go Overboard, Similar To Women

The Please Don't Bring That Hairstyle Back Poll

What Hairstyle Do You Hope Never Comes Back In Style?

  • The Mullet
  • The Farrah
  • Braids With Beads
  • The Mohawk
  • Jheri Curl
  • I Hope None Of Them Come Back
  • I Like Them All. I'm Wearing One Of These Hairstyles Right Now.
See results without voting

You Can Always Sport A Mullet For Halloween!

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20 comments

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Cherylann Mollan 2 years ago from India

Nice hub. Some hairstyles I agree with but some I don't. However, i do hope the mullet never comes back! Something about the hairstyle makes the person sporting it look like a horse!


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taiwokareem 2 years ago from Salford

I think different hairstyles suit different types of people. The beaded hair looks amazing on my sister. I think its better on black hair colour and when beads are not overused. An example is here:

http://www.natural-hair-care-info.com/breast-cance...


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Seems to me that some of these are still around. I am most familiar with the jheri curl; I disliked it then and would dislike the mess even more if it ever came back. Quite a unique article.


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Schucks. I likes dem all. Some make me laugh and some make me smile and everyone makes me wish I had all that hair.

VEry fun article.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

I don't like any of these hairstyles. Interesting of how they felt these hairstyles looked good.


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Hi Cherylann Mollan! The horse look can be attractive at times! Lol! Thanks for your feedback!


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Hi Ms. Dora! Yes, the Jheri curl was a nightmare! Especially if you lived in Arizona! That drippy mess of a hair was sad to look at. Thanks for your feedback!


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Eric I must say that you are perhaps one of the few men that could sport a mullet well, you've got style! Thanks for stopping by!


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

I know DDe some of these styles are a complete nightmare. It appears that you have thick locks, so you don't have to deal with these mishaps, Thanks for your feedback!


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

taiwokareem I ran past that link, I like those styles, the beads are not overdone. Thanks for your feedback!


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Geekdom 2 years ago

Fun Article. My personal favorite has always been the mullet. Business in the front and party in the back. :)


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Lol!!! You have a humorous way with words Geekdom! I like t hat! When you look at that way, it all makes perfect sense man.


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Purpose Embraced 2 years ago from Jamaica

I found your hub interesting, and I got a lot of laughs from some of the hairstyles. Many people loved Farrah Fawcett's hair!


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

The Farrah Fawcett! Ugh! Lol! It takes too long, After all that work what if started raining! I would cry. Thanks for stopping by!


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CyberShelley 2 years ago

Really loved this walk through the ages looking at hairstyles. Some of which we tried to emulate and other caused us to giggle. The mullet in my mind should not come back!


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Hi CyberShelley, yep, the mullet got a little out of hand, and these styles are hard to emulate if you don't have a hairdresser. Thanks for stopping by!


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

I agree with these hairstyles. The Farrah was just too much work, especially with my curly hair. It's still my favorite. Living in Florida, I still see mullets on occasion and I also see the mohawk, which I think looks cute on kids, not adults. Except on Halloween. Fun hub! :)


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Thanks Sunsine625. Wow! the Farrah hairstyle in Florida very humid for such an elaborate style. I love curly hair! Naturally curly not the jeheri curl. Thanks for your feedback!


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fpherj48 15 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

swilliams.....This hub is a winner. Fairly clear, THE MULLET MUST REST IN PEACE! LOL

This hub is an eye-opener in terms of "looking back" to clearly see how tastes and fads change, for good reason.

Nancy Reagan & Mr. T...OMG, the perfect couple. Too funny!

As for Halle Berry, much to the dismay of the female population, the woman can get away with any hair-do....NO hari-do, crazy, wild, weird, ugly.....whatever. My goodness, she's an incredible beauty. And BTW, so are you......:) Peace, Paula


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swilliams 15 months ago from Arizona Author

Awe! thank you Paula! You look amazing yourself! Your sense of humor is priceless! A sheer blessing. I can't wait to finish a well overdue project so that I can get back to writing Hubs! I agree Halle can rock any style, and so can you! Thanks you Paula!

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