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The 10 Most Ridiculous Hairstyles Ever!

Updated on July 5, 2013

By no means am I an expert on fashion. I'll never be a stylist to the stars, but doggone it, I do know an awful hairstyle when I see one. I love doing lists acknowledging greatness, but at times noting the not so great, is just as fun. Through tireless research, I've found many outrageous styles of hair. During this list, I will provide commentary on the 10 most ridiculous hairstyles known to mankind.

An awfully bad hairstyle will usually provoke three emotions, pictured below.


"Heavens alive, I reckon I never saw anyone with  hair like that in all my days."
"Heavens alive, I reckon I never saw anyone with hair like that in all my days."

1. Laughter

Upon sight, you will see children laughing at ...YOU! Kids are very impulsive and will find the ridiculousness of your hair beyond amusing.


2. Shock/Disbelief

She is displaying the classic "oh no he/she didn't", look. One half of her wants to laugh while the other half questions your level of sanity.




3. Confusion

For the elderly, anything beyond a traditional hair style is very shocking to them. After seeing you, they will tell anyone willing to listen, about what they saw.



Let The Countdown Begin!

1. The Jheri Curl

From the early to mid 1980s, this was a hairstyle worn mostly by Black men and women. Yes, being a child of the '80s I wore one myself. It was a style hard to maintain. Dryness would make it look bad, you had to apply a moisturizer, also known as Jheri Curl" juice. To avoid staining pillowcases, clothing, and other surfaces, you had to wear a plastic shower cap when you slept at night. Hairstyles come and go, but I will never, I repeat NEVER wear a Jheri Curl again! Who in the hell was Jheri anyway?!

2. Helicopter Hair

There has to be nothing more ridiculous than this. Why would anyone want their hair shaped in to a helicopter? To give her the benefit of the doubt, maybe she was in a hair show, where craziness like this is expected. Thankfully, I've never saw another person try this. Imagine years later trying to explain this to your children.

3. Animal Hair

I thought helicopter lady would take home top prize, boy was I wrong. This style actually is quite scary. Is that a dog, horse, or goat? Regardless to what animal it may be, it should not be on her or anyone's head, EVER! I'd bet she doesn't go on too many blind dates. Can you imagine preparing for your date, having butterflies while driving there, and then finally arriving for your date with horsehair lady?! I wish her and her hair all the luck in the world.

4. Hat Hair

In America, we have the freedom of expression. This gentleman decided to express himself by having his hair cut into a baseball cap. Poor fella, maybe he's deprived of attention at home. Perhaps, he's not the assertive type and figured this would get him noticed. I still haven't come to a conclusion on who's worse. Is it him for wanting this style or the barber for actually doing it? I wonder if he ever gets tired of all those, "sir, could you remove your hat" jokes?

5. Weird Hair

I don't know what this is or what even to compare it to. It's almost like spokes on a wheel or a Ferris Wheel. Maybe she was going for the Lady Liberty look. I admire her confidence, because you have to be an amazingly thick skinned individual to pull this one off. Congratulations, Spoke Head.

6. Oreo Head

Why on Earth would anyone want to display the Oreo's brand in their hair? I'm guessing she was in a hair show for this nonsense to be on display. I can't believe it. What's to gain by coloring your hair and promoting junk food? Unless Nabisco, offers you a contract to endorse a product, keep it out of your hair! When she looks back on her life, will she remember this moment proudly? I can hear her now. "Back in my younger days, I once wore the Oreo's wrapper in my head, it was one of the greatest times in my life." Whatever.

7. Half Braids/Half Afro

Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum, decided halfway through getting his hair braided to get up and leave. This was a poor attempt at undeserved attention. After signing a multi-million dollar contract, he did not play in one game the whole season! While he does have a pair of bad knees, that kept him playing, he could at least keep his cornrows tight. After basically robbing the team of money by not playing, there's no excuse for an intentionally jacked up hairstyle like this.

8. Half Mullet

Just like the Jheri Curl, this style was popular in the '80s. Consisting of shaved sides and long in the back, it was a popular hairstyle among all people. This youngster decides to put his own twist to an already questionable style to begin with. While not nearly as ridiculous as some of the others on this list, it is still an awful haircut. The saving grace to this is that he's a child and still has an innocence. With such a display of bad hair, his smile shines bright.

9. Soup Bowl

This is one of, if not the most ridiculed hair cut ever, It's not called the bowl for no reason. Round and very unattractive, it was a sure sign that one of your parents attempted to cut your hair. Well, after looking at the gentleman in the picture, I wonder. Did he go to a professional for this? Better yet, why did he ask for it? After writing away here, I realize that a stylist will do whatever you request because they are getting paid for it. Lastly, is this guy in the photo smiling or in pain?

10. ???

This leaves me almost speechless. When he sat down in the chair, I'm certain he told the stylist to make him look as ridiculous as possible. If it wasn't for his smile and clothing intact, I'd of thought he had survived some sort of catastrophe. In all reality he did. Why would anyone want to look like this? The scary part is that someone told him it looks great. He is one brave man to go out in public like this. His hair is almost shaped like a harp! While I admire his bravery, at the same time I am puzzled by this beyond ridiculous hairstyle.


In conclusion, while these are without a doubt some of the worst hairstyles ever, they're completely harmless. As I mentioned, I even admire some of them for wearing such a style that will bring them stares and comments from others. It's cool that we all have our own individuality. As long as they continue to look ridiculous, I'll continue to write about them. See ya!

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      Erika 3 years ago

      ??? is the master of all mohawks!!!

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Thank you Anumaha, for stopping by. Stop by anytime.

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      Anupama 4 years ago from Nepal

      Oreo head is wayy too funny haha....I love Oreo but Oreo head is no no for me lollll

      Nice funny hub :)

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Man of Strength,

      Ha ha... trust me, I would be embarrassed for people to look through my photo albums if they weren't guilty of the same horrible fashion 'choices'. At least we all looked stupid together... lol.

      Not only were the clothes ugly as heck, but they made most of them in fluorescent... as if they needed to be any more noticeable! lol

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Those shoulder pads were always ugly to me. As much as I love the 80s, looking back, the clothes and the hair were awful.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Oh my gosh!!! Yes, those darn shoulder pads!!! I used to get so mad and I'd beg her to cut them out. I asked her if there was something attractive about looking like a football player! lol (Yes, I think Dynasty created a lot of the trouble... ha ha)

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      @ Sugahware,thank you for stopping by. I'm glad I could bring some laughter to your day. There will be more to come.

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Wow, that's interesting. I think that decade was all about big hair. Did your mom wear those outfits with those big shoulder pads? My mom and aunts did, I think they watched too much, 'Dynasty'.

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      Robyn D Bera 4 years ago from California

      This is so funny. Thanks for the much needed laugh! I couldn't help but think of Edward Scissorhands while reading this. There were tons of ridiculous haircuts in that movie only the stranger the cut was, the more beautiful everyone thought they looked. I think hat hair is my favorite from this hub. lol. Thanks for sharing!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Man of Strength,

      Gee... now that I know about all the effort that's put into that hairdo... it's seems all the more sad! lol... No, actually, that's crazy though.

      Okay... so this might surprise you, but my parents are white! Yes, they really are, no lie. Um.. they both got 'fros in the 80's and I have pictures to prove it... lol! What the heck were they thinking? (Trust me... it didn't work for either of them!) :D

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      The difference is that the little boy on Family Matters was bi-racial, so his hair was naturally curly. For the rest of us , you had to grow your hair out to an Afro for it to be long enough to be curled. They put this relaxer on your hair, it had lye in it and it burned, but it helped to straighten your hair, then your hair was rolled with these curlers, and finally you sat under the dryer. All in all it was a 4 hour process before it was complete. Even if it came back in style, I'd never do it again.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Aw... a seven year old with a Jheri curl? lol! That could've actually been cute. That little boy on Family Matters had a Jheri curl and it seemed to have worked for him :D

      That's all it takes... one 'cool' person doing something stupid and everyone follows suit! lol...

      Shaving lines or number, words, character, pictures.... into a buzz cut; that went on for awhile too (but 'tween you and me... I kinda thought some of those were cool! lol)

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Nah Cat, don't be sad. It was a greasy chemical laden mess of a hairstyle. MJ was my motivation to get one. I was about 7 when I got mine. Nobody ever knew who Jheri was, but I think he may have been an actual person. As far as the mullet, many of my classmates wore them through the early 90s. That football player Brian Bozworth, wore one, so I see why all my friends wore one.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Man of Strength,

      Ha ha ha... now you're turning this funny hub into a sad one! lol... Hey, I have to admit, my childhood wouldn't have been the same without MJ... he was some seriously cool chit back in the day... I guess if that was your motivation... I could understand :D

      And yeah, who the heck is Jheri? lol

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Hi Cat,

      Yes I sported a "curl". It sucked. I forgot to mention how dangerous of an hairstyle it was. In all seriousness, after Michael Jackson's hair caught on fire, he began that downward spiral for the rest of his life. That was the start of his addiction to pain killers.

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Hi Rose,

      I went on Google and found all of them. There were many to choose from. I'm glad I could give you a little chuckle. Thanks for stopping by.

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL! Where the heck did you find some of these Hairdos?!? My favourites are the Helicoptor and the Jheri Curl with the "???" coming in third. This was hilarious! Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Man of Strength,

      Wow... where do I start? HA HA HA! That's where! :D ... this is hilarious... and your commentary makes all the difference by the way (even though these pictures are worth more than a thousand words!) No you did sport a Jheri Curl! There's just no excuse...lol. Okay, I have to admit, I think the mullet is WAY less acceptable and I still occasionally catch people sporting those... they are beyond 'questionable' :D. In the 80's, when my brothers were still kind of young, they sported 'tails'... buzzed hair with nothing but a 'tail' left... ick! and I thought that was 'normal'... ha ha!

      Too many, too funny to mention. Love this hub!

      Cat

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Hi Truthfornow,

      Thanks for stopping by and enjoying it. Be sure to try one of these styles in your spare time. ;-)

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Thanks Torrilynn, I'm glad you enjoyed it and thanks for sharing it. It is very much appreciated.

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      This was a fun read. That last picture is just some crazy hair!

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @ManOfStrength these are some very strange hairstyles indeed. Thanks for sharing this with everyone. The pictures are hilarious. Voted up and shared!

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Thanks as always for stopping by. It's so appreciated.

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Hi,

      Yes the hair on their head was very horrible. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Hi,

      I collected the pics from Google. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it. Thank you.

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Yes, they are very ridiculous. Thanks for reading and voting up.

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      These hair styles looks very horrible. Thanks for sharing.

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      maria sial 4 years ago from united kingdom

      My God from where you have collected these pictures; its fun reading your hub ... thanks for sharing

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Great hub. You should have seen some of the marvels I dawned to meeting at the oil company.

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      Firoz 4 years ago from India

      Great Ridiculous Hairstyles. Voted up.