In pop culture, some of the most iconic characters are synonymous with their hairstyles and/or head accessories. Today we’ll look at some of the most instantly recognizable hairstyles to ever grace our TVs.
Hairstyles are constantly changing and evolving, but we’re not just talking about the latest craze of shaved heads that we’re seeing on Instagram. People are constantly coming up with new and innovative things they can do with their hair, and we can often find these trends reflected in pop culture. Some hairstyles have even become so iconic (such as the beehives of the 1950s or the mullets of the 1980s) that we can turn on an old TV show and guesstimate around when it was filmed based on the hairstyles of the characters alone.
Of course, sometimes pop culture ends up starting a trend rather than just reflecting it. Just take a look at the iconic “Rachel” haircut from the TV show Friends and you’ll see what I mean. Then, there are the hairstyles that become instantly recognizable even if we can’t possibly recreate them, like the “Marge Simpson” or the “Johnny Bravo”.
As you’ll see with this infographic, sometimes the hair really does make the character. Take a look at these 65 famous hairdos and see how many you can recognize by style alone!