10 Most Iconic Hairstyles in Music History

The Beatles - Paul Mccartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr. Photo by Granger/REX/Shutterstock (8754325a)

Throughout history, music has gone hand in hand with fashion. In today’s top 10, we’re celebrating ten of the most iconic hairstyles in music history.


You know a hairstyle is iconic when you can buy the wig in pretty much any fancy dress shop. Slash’s hair along with his awesome guitar skills helps him remain one of the most iconic guitarists of the 20th century.

Amy Winehouse

You can recognize Amy Winehouse from a silhouette with her massive beehive.

Elvis Presley

Elvis rocked the pompadour and it consequently became an iconic part of rock n’ roll history remains fashionable today.

Robert Smith

The ’80s were all about the backcomb and no one did it better than The Cure’s Robert Smith.

Tina Turner

Her wild and huge hair has a larger than life personality, just like Tina.

Johnny Rotten

With the era of punk came the Mohawk. Johnny Rotten was one of the first and most famous punk artists to rock it.

Kurt Cobain

With Nirvana came the grunge era and baggy jumpers along with long, messy hair became the trend for teenage boys.

The Beatles

The Beatle’s rocked the mop-top, named as such because it literally looks like a mop on top of someone’s head. When you’re frequently named the most influential band in music history, however, you get away with it.

Billie Ray Cyrus

Unfortunately, the ’90s bought us the mullet with the likes of Billie Ray Cyrus and Rod Stewart. Let’s not forget that David Bowie wore it first and wore it better though.

Bob Marley

Bob Marley’s hair bought dreadlocks into the mainstream and ensure that the style remains forever affiliated with reggae.