Crazy Hair Styles That Make You Go OOhh!- Cartoons, celebrities, sports icons...oh my!
Crazy Hairstyles of some of my favorite celebrities
Okay, I know there's probably been even more crazier hairstyles that have been worn in the past, by a lot of celebrities. However, these are the ones that stood out most to me over the years that I thought I'd share. Some of these celebrities are my personal favorites; while others...not so much. Although, you got to admit they all have fairly unique hairstyles. Anyway, I hope you all enjoy my selection of the top five unique celebrity hairstyles.
To add flavor to this topic, I also decided to add a little bit of information about each celebrity listed, and put up a colorful youtube video that pays homage to each listed celebrity here.
1. Dennis Rodman
Arguably one of the NBA's best defensive players that has ever graced the basketball court, but he was also known as being the league's infamous bad boy too. Seriously, out of all the NBA players that I've ever seen, Dennis Rodman wasn't obsessed with scoring points like today's generation. No, he loved rebounding, as that was his niche in the NBA. He not only relished in rebounding, but he dominated over anyone he played against doing it, as he even out rebounded players that were more than twice his size. Indeed, say what you want about Dennis Rodman, but nobody could defend and rebound like he could.
However, as great of a basketball player as he was, he was by far known for his off the court antics, then his on the court heroics. For you see, Dennis Rodman wasn't like most NBA players where he felt compelled to fit into any type of status quo. No, Rodman always felt like it was his job to be an entertainer on and off the court. Hence, the reasons he would always pull off stunts ranging from tattoos, piercings, dying his hair various different colors for each game, dressing up in women's clothing, and the infamous wedding; where he married himself. To say that Rodman was a bit of a character would be a tragic understatement. Yet, that's what I loved about him growing up.
Sure, I was a die hard Bulls fan during the illustrious Michael Jordan era, and I loved watching Mike and Scottie play all the time. However, it was Rodman's antics that also kept me equally entertained, as I'd often find myself wondering what he would do next. Seriously, nobody took the part about athletes being entertainers more seriously than Dennis Rodman, as he was entertaining to watch. Plus, it was rather cool to see all the different hair colors that he could dye his hair to.
Eye of the Tiger
2. Mr. T
I'll admit. I'm not a fan of Mr. T, but I loved his performance in "Rocky 3", so I decided to include him in this hub. Mr. T wasn't always a famous actor, as he used to be a bouncer working at a nightclub. However, when Stallone was casting for a new villain for "Rocky 3", Mr. T fit the bill just perfectly. Not only featuring a menacing physique, but an attitude that oozed toughness as well. Mr. T would go on to become something of a cult icon in the eighties, as he went on to star in shows like the "A-Team", comic books and various animated features. The trademark hairstyle for Mr. T was always his patented mohawk look. Seriously, nobody could pull off the mohawk look better than Mr. T. As he would say, "I pity the fool that don't like the mohawk!"
Marge Simpson, a devoted wife, affectionate mom, caring humanitarian, and recently deemed by playboy, as one of the hottest cartoon characters ever created. It's no secret that Marge Simpson has been a part of American pop culture for years, as "The Simpsons" is the longest running TV sitcom in history. Therefore, is it really any wonder why she's famous? To make a long story short, Marge Simpson hair has always been something of a mystery to me, as I don't know what exactly went into the thought process of Matt Groening to draw her that way. However, it seemed to have worked brilliantly, as it gives the character a unique feel and look all her own. Sure, Marge Simpson may be just a cartoon character, but her iconic status in today's society is still highly recognizable. Plus, who else can pull off that long Mrs. Frankenstein look without coming off goofy, and still come out being hot enough to pose in playboy? Nobody, but Marge Simpson..that's who.
The Defensive Beast of the Steelers
Although I hate the Steelers, I have to admit that Troy Polamalu is one helluva of a football player. Arguably one of the best defensive players that's ever played in the NFL. Helping the Steelers become one of the most successful NFL franchises in league history, and a Super Bowl Champion. Indeed, you'd be hard pressed to find another great Safety like this guy, as he's one of the few players out there that can win a game by himself.
Plus, what's with that hair? I've never seen hair that long and as big on a man before. Hell, it's practically hangs out of his helmet when he plays. Although you have to admit, he does wear that hair nicely.
Wolverine- Marvel Comics Ultimate Bad A$$
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
Although I know this isn't his normal hairstyle, but it's one that his comic character that he's known for playing wears. And, I must say he pulls it off nicely. I'll be honest, when the first "X-Men" film came out, I was a tad skeptical if anyone could pull off Wolverine's hairstyle without looking rhetorically stupid. Yet, Hugh not only pulled off the look convincingly, he was still able to capture the essential bad a** that we all know and love; known as Wolverine. Sure, his last film, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" stunk, but it would be hard to imagine anyone else donning the almost satanic looking hair cut like Hugh has.
Weird Al Yankovic
Back in the eighties, Weird Al used to be something of an iconic comedian who used to make these silly music parody music videos; mostly known for his videos mocking many of Michael Jackson's videos. However, he would go on to make parody version of other videos heading into the nineties such as "Amish Paradise"; which is meant to mock the infamous rap video, "Gangsta's Paradise." Although I can't really say if he's as culturally as relevant as he used to be, he's still quite a character. Although many celebrities don similar hairstyles, nobody pulled it off like Weird Al. If anything, he was one of the few comedians out there that wasn't afraid to make a total a** out of himself for laughs. Say what you want about the man, but he knows how to make even the most cynical person laugh.
Michael Richards as Kramer
Okay, I know this probably isn't his normal hairstyle, and I know he's no longer that popular, due to his rather colorful ethnic slurs when he attempted stand up comedy after "Seinfeld" came to an end. However, does that really negate how funny he was in "Seinfeld?" Sure, I'll be the first to admit he has nobody to blame but himself for what he did, but he was funny as the break out character in "Seinfeld." For those that don't remember, "Seinfeld" was widely considered by both audiences and critics to be one of the most sophisticated and funny shows of all time. In fact, it's one of the few shows that's ever had the honor ending when it's ratings were still very high. A rare feat very few TV shows can claim.
Kramer was a one of a kind character. Probably the last of his breed actually. If you look back at some of the more classic TV sitcoms like "Happy Days", "Taxi", and "Mork and Mindy" to name a few, you'd come to realize all these shows had something in common. As witty as the dialogue was, and engaging as the stories were, it was the break out characters of these shows had was what made the shows as memorable as they were. Don't get me wrong, I thought all the actors in these shows played their parts well, but it was the break out characters that children and audiences wanted to imitate. For "Happy Days", we had the Fonze with his patented catch phrase, "Heeeyy!" In "Taxi" it was the Vladka played by the overly eccentric late Andy Kaufman. While "Mork and Mindy" had possibly one of the best actors in cinema history portraying the goofy but lovable alien, Mork.
Then there was "Seinfeld" many years later. To be fair, Kramer wasn't the only break out character of this series, as one could argue that Jerry's friend, George, could've been just as much of a character as Kramer. Plus, unlike the other shows mentioned where most of the comedy revolved around the break out characters, "Seinfeld" seemed to have struck a strong balance where the comedy situations could've easily have happened around any of the characters...even around Jerry himself. That's what made the show so invigorating to watch, as you never knew what to expect.
To get back to Kramer, he was every bit of a break out character if there ever was one. He was goofy, he was cool, and he had a weird look and style to him that audiences couldn't get enough of. Sure, he may have acted like a freeloading jerk to Seinfeld, but he was our jerk while the show was on the air. It's a shame since the show went off the air, that there hasn't been any great break out characters since in comedies, but maybe someday we'll see one again soon.. Plus, you got to admit the hair he has on the show is straight up weird if you ask me.
I'll admit, I do feel ashamed for not mentioning this one. After all, who could forget about Lady Gaga's strange fashion sense? To be honest, I'm not really much of a fan of hers, but she does have a unique fashion sense, and she's quite the entertainer; hence her mentioning in this hub. Hailed by many fans and critics as being arguably one of the greatest pop stars that's ever lived, but her innovative performances are what people seem to remember her most for. Specifically, the blood-spurting performance of "Paparazzi" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards was described as "eye-popping" by MTV representatives. She would go to continue the "blood soaked" theme in "The Monster Ball Tour", in which she wore a revealing leather corset and gets "attacked" by a performer dressed in black who gnaws on her throat; causing blood to spurt down her chest, after which she lies "dying" in a pool of blood. Of course, little performance stunts like these as entertaining as they are to some, they have caused quite a bit of controversy over the years. However, you can't deny she's a very unique entertainer, as I don't think you can find another celebrity quite like her. Not in a million years.
Chris "The Birdman" Andersen
Although I doubt seriously anyone would say Chris Andersen is anywhere near as crazy as Dennis Rodman ever was playing, as Rodman was a unique character. However, between the various tattoos, the intensity he brings to every Nuggets game through defense, and his weird hairstyle look that's earned him the nickname...THE BIRDMAN...then he definitely deserves to be on this list.
You probably won't hear too much about Andersen, as he's not exactly a superstar player. Hell, he doesn't even start for the Nuggets, as Coach Karl likes to have him come off the bench. However don't let that fool you, as Chris Andersen is probably one of the best defensive minded players in the NBA. Sure, he may not put up all star or hall of fame numbers, but he does all the little things to help his team win.
"I'm In The Mood For Love" by Alfalfa
Alfalfa from the "Little Rascals"
Although I was way too young to even recall an episode of the "Little Rascals." Hell, I wasn't even born when this show was on the air. However, I have to say Alfalfa has probably one of the weirdest hairstyles ever worn by a celebrity. Seriously, who else do you know would wear their hair like this with a bit of it sticking up like that? Why nobody but Alfalfa that's who, and I must say he wears it quite well. Maybe that's why he was always the leader of the lovable little bas...I..I..mean "Little Rascals."