It isn’t often that we see celebrities with bad hair days. It seems like whenever we spot our favorite movie stars or singers on the red carpet, they are always looking elegant and not to mention flawlessly beautiful. Of course, the reality is that most of these well-followed men and women have their own personal stylists whose job is to spend hours making sure that the stars look their very best at all times, which may explain why their hair is always so perfectly sleek and shiny.
However, even the most famous celebrities can experience a day or two when their hair is looking, well, not so good. Then, there are also those who purposely go for an all out-there haircut or style that they may have thought was a brave choice at the time, only to regret it when they saw pictures of themselves in the tabloids the next day.
Game of Thrones’ gorgeous Natalie Dormer stepped out onto the red carpet in 2014 at the SAG Awards with this edgy haircut. While some celebrities are known for rocking riskier hairstyles, Dormer has always been known for her iconic long, flowy blonde locks.
Naturally, fans were in for quite the surprise when they found out that she shaved off half of her hair! Although it was soon revealed that the actress underwent the drastic transformation for her upcoming role as Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, we can’t help but commend the star for her bravery and not to mention how stunningly she pulled it off.
Known as one of the most beautiful and talented ladies of Hollywood, Scarlett Johansson definitely is not one who is afraid to play around with new and unique hairstyles. From platinum blonde to jet black to ginger red, and from long and curly to short and sleek, and to… this mullet?
One of the styles you may have forgotten that the Avengers star rocked once upon a time was this very ’80s inspired mullet circa 2003. Although it was never really revealed as to why exactly the actress thought a highly outdated haircut would ever be a good idea, safe to say she managed to pull off the look nonetheless, better than most of us probably ever could at least!
Besides from being a skilled rapper and performer, Nicki Minaj has also become known for her often fearless and out-there sense of fashion, and not to mention her absolutely wild hairstyles. It seems like every time we see her, she is sporting a different bold-colored wig.
But out of all the incredible hairdos we have seen the R&B queen in over the years, this neon green palm-tree inspired style was definitely one of her most memorable. Minaj wore this fabulous mound of green curls with a bejeweled palm leaf headpiece back in November 2011 to the Versace for H&M launch, and we haven’t been able to get over it since.
One celebrity hairstyle that many of us wish we could forget but can’t seem to get out of our head is this curly-topped ponytail that Shia LaBeouf flaunted at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, and all around the streets of Los Angeles. The child TV actor turned movie star, filmmaker, and performance artist has made a name for himself in recent years for his slightly outlandish behavior.
From getting arrested for disrupting a Broadway performance of Cabaret to showing up with a paper bag over his face to the Berlin Film Festival, there isn’t much LaBeouf can do nowadays that can truly shock us – although this braided pony definitely came pretty close.
Fresh off her fame for the top-charting Tik Tok, Kesha, a new artist at the time, stepped onto the red carpet at Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood Stars Who Care event in 2010 with this ginormous two-toned mohawk and legendary black cat eye.
While we aren’t exactly sure how many cans of hairspray she needed to achieve this look, we can take a good guess that it took quite some time to get the pop star’s hair to stick vertically up and to stay that way for the remainder of the evening. Although today the singer is known for sporting less theatrical locks, we can never forget her more punk-inspired days.
Although Jennifer Lopez is rarely questioned for her sense of style and is known for looking absolutely captivating no matter what event she is attending, even she has had a few bad hair days here and there.
One of her most well-known hair mishaps, however, just happened to be at the 2002 Oscars when the singer and actress stepped out onto the red carpet with a ’60s-esque bouffant that imitated a prom ‘do gone wrong.
Before George Clooney was known for his iconic silver locks, he sported a curly, brown, voluminous mullet on top of his head. To be fair, the mullet was all the rage back in the ’80s, when the actor flaunted his puffy hairdo while starring in the popular sitcom The Facts of Life.
Luckily, by the time he made his debut as the handsome medical heartthrob Dr. Doug Ross in ER in 1994, his mullet was already a thing of the past.
Jennifer Aniston’s ‘Rachel Cut’ was so popular in the ’90s, that it caused millions of woman around the world to head to their hairdresser asking for an imitation of the intensely layered style.
However, the actress must have gotten sick of her trendy haircut because she went for something entirely different when attending the 1999 Emmy Awards: dreadlocks. Luckily, the tangled look didn’t last too long, and has since been left behind in the ’90s, along with her once adored Rachel Green layers.
Back when Justin Timberlake was singing with his boys in the band NSYNC, the heartthrob pop star decided to get his naturally brown curly hair frosted. His platinum blonde spirally locks circa the late ’90s has been made into an abundance of memes over the years, with many of them comparing the texture and color of his hair to that of the instant soup, Ramen noodles.
Of course, the now successful solo artist said goodbye to his Ramen-inspired hairstyle years ago, and is now known for a much more mature, sleeked back look.
One of the most shocking celebrity style transformations had to be back in 2012, when Miley Cyrus ditched her long wavy Hannah Montana locks for a much more daring bleach blonde pixie cut.
While attending the 2013 Met Ball, the singer embraced the event’s punk theme, as well as her new haircut, with this spiked-up look that managed to stay still put thanks to a few bottles of hair gel and a full can of hairspray.
Similar to Nicki Minaj and her array of neon-colored wigs, Lady Gaga is definitely one of those celebrities with a reputation for flaunting some bizarrely shaped and boldly colored hairdos.
The nine-time Grammy winning singer and Oscar-nominated actress has had so many dramatic hair moments, but one of the most memorable has got to be from her earlier career days when she was spotted walking around with this top heavy blonde fro equipped with two hairy purple bows.
Straying from his luscious red-tinted locks from his vampire playing Twilight days, Robert Pattinson went for something a bit more unusual in 2014 that got fans talking. The actor debuted his bizarre half shaved half bowl haircut at the GO GO Gala in Beverly Hills, California.
The weirdest part about this ‘do however, has to be the small rectangular patch of hair that was left hanging out behind his otherwise bald bottom half of his head.
What does one do when they want to try out bangs but without the commitment? Well, you could always get a fake fringe like the one Kaley Cuoco wore to the 2013 SAG Awards. Unfortunately, the Big Bang Theory star’s wig seemed to pretty much take over her face, and received less than flattering criticism to say the least.
The actress opened up about her bad hair day months later on Jimmy Kimmel Live, admitting that she wore the wig in order to cover up a black eye that she had received from a Big Bang fight scene gone wrong.
Supermodel Tyra Bank’s hair is almost always on point, which is why we aren’t sure what the America’s Next Top Model host was thinking when she attended the 2004 Vibe Awards with this peculiar ‘do.
The professional smizer went all out in this red-orange crimped and puffed up style while she posed for cameras on the red carpet. However, the look only left fans thinking that maybe Tyra should have left her crimping iron in the ’80s where it belongs.
Another celebrity known for changing their hair more often than their movie roles is Jared Leto. The singer and actor has been seen with everything from long and flowing locks to a shaved platinum blonde mohawk.
However, this spiked up mullet that the Dallas Buyers Club star tried to pull off in 2011 was without a doubt one of his most questionable hairstyle choices to date – and one that we hope won’t be making a comeback anytime soon.
Scream 3 was certainly a scary movie, but not just because of its plot. Courteney Cox’s micro bangs were so terrifying that even the actress herself admitted to cringing every time she thinks back to that regrettable hairstyle.
“The fact that people say ‘forever on film,’ that is really true and it’s so bad,” she said of her horror film hairdo. The Friends star also revealed that the tiny fringe was – thankfully – just a hair piece.
One of the most talked-about couples of the 2019 Met Gala was without a doubt actress Priyanka Chopra and her boy band star husband Nick Jonas.
What fans loved even more than their matching camp-inspired ensemble, was Chopra’s frizzed out hairdo that was a drastic difference from the sleek, straight, and smooth styles we are used to seeing the stunning actress in. Thankfully, this is a look that was meant for and left on the Gala’s pink carpet.
Why use bobby pins to put up your hair when you can use safety pins instead? Kelly Osbourne showed up with this risky, and not to mention dangerous, hairstyle while she hosted a Cadillac and Refinery29 party in L.A. in 2014.
The singer decided to pull up her lavender-dyed hair in dozens of pointy pins to create this fearless look. The style, which was executed by her longtime stylist Ryan Randall, reportedly took one hour to take apart.
In one of Nicki Minaj’s most daring hairstyles to date, this Bride of Frankenstein inspired blonde, black, and leopard printed wig was definitely the highlight of the 2011 Grammys, and the fashion statement that left lots of mixed reviews by the end of the night.
Naturally, the singer matched the heavy pile of fake fluffy locks perfectly with her head to toe animal-printed outfit making it one of her most unforgettable red carpet looks ever.
Long gone are the days when Justin Bieber’s famous swooped to the side hairstyle was all the rage. Since his Baby days, the singer’s hair has gone through a variety of cuts, colors, and lengths – with some styles not so bad and others, well, like this one.
In 2015, Bieber decided to full on bleach his head of hair while taking his former side bangs to a whole new level – just look how they blow in the wind!
If there is anyone used to experimenting with some of the wildest and most vibrant hairdos in existence, it would be the ’80s superstar and fashion icon, Cyndi Lauper.
The Girls Just Want to Have Fun songstress showed up to the New York City Broadway premiere of her musical Kinky Boots in 2013 with this over the top red and blue updo that was reminiscent to one she would have approved of a few decades ago.
While Drew Barrymore has pretty much had the same wavy blonde hairstyle since we can remember, this moment of risk-taking may have been forgotten by most of her fans.
While she was making her directorial debut of the roller derby film Whip It, the Never Been Kissed star chose to go for a much more rocker girl type look by ditching her typical soft beach waves for a chunky blonde bob with black dipped ends.
While performing at the Lollapalooza music festival in Grant Park Chicago, Erykah Badu debuted her brand new yellow blonde spiked up mohawk for her lucky audience. Of course, this isn’t the first time the singer has flaunted an unusual haircut and is known for trying everything when it comes to her hair.
From stick straight bowl cuts to blonde fluffy fros to braids that go down to her knees, she continues to prove that she can pretty much pull off anything and everything.
In what has been dubbed as one of Lady Gaga’s craziest headgear pieces she has ever worn during her career, the pop star dazzled with this dramatic oversized ‘hat’ made by nothing but her very own hair.
The singer unveiled her new accessory created by strands of her blonde locks teased and sprayed into the shape of a sunhat as she was announced as Polaroid’s newest Chief Creative Officer during the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.