Thursday, August 4, 2011
The 11 Most Iconic Rock Star Hairstyles?
The late Winehouse's retro voice led to five Grammy wins, and her wild beehive—created originally with her own back-combed hair, but later with a growing mountain of hairpieces—was mimicked by her UK fans and by models in Chanel's pre-fall 2008 show.
Lennox's military-short buzz cut was feminized by extreme colors. She's had Marilyn Monroe bleach blonde and may have originated the orange-red later adopted by Garbage's Shirley Manson, Florence and the Machine's Florence Welch, and Paramore's Hayley Williams.
Turner's lion's manelike wig was as fierce as her voice on "What's Love Got to Do With It," the smash-hit single from her album Private Dancer that spent 28 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. A childhood friend said Turner vowed at a young age to one day "have long hair and some big hips and big legs."
Smith cut her disheveled shag herself in the 1970s, using photos of Rolling Stone Keith Richards as inspiration. When she debuted her androgynous cut at Andy Warhol's Factory, "I couldn't believe all of the fuss over it," Smith wrote in her memoir, Just Kids. "Though I was still the same person, my social status suddenly elevated."
The blonde behind Blondie, Harry cut and dyed her own hair with drugstore supplies when the band was on the road in the '70s and '80s: "My cuts and color were purely emotional—a combination of frustration, expedience, and creativity," she says. "I never used a toner; I would just strip the color."
The one-time model wowed crowds at Velvet Underground shows with her haunting voice and chiseled beauty, buried under a thick fringe.
The 22-year-old Paramore singer's bright hair colors belie the dark moodiness of her band's biggest hits. Williams once said that she wanted to try "every hair color"; she's already done blue, pink, purple, orange, and blonde.
The flat-top Jones wore on her 1980 album, Warm Leatherette, was her own brainchild but was cut by her New York City neighbor hairstylist Christiaan, who lived across the courtyard. "She yelled out of the window at midnight—she wanted a haircut," he says. He used a safety razor to create the look, and overnight it became Jones's signature.
Marshall, more widely known as Cat Power, brought a 1960s Marianne Faithfull look—blunt, chunky bangs—and a jazzy voice to the indie-rock scene, starting in the late 90s. By 2006, she was featured in ads for Chanel jewelry.
After Kristen Stewart got Jett's famous shag in The Runaways, the rocker herself revisited the look. The "Bad Reputation" singer's updated cut is "not as short on top, not as straight, and it's a little more blended as a shag," says her hairstylist Sally Hershberger.
Pink's bratty attitude on her M!ssundaztood album made her a star, and the short, spiky hair that matched her name set her apart in 2001, when the music scene was ruled by pop tarts.
Certainly there are more, but there a two ladies that I would like to add to the list. One of my absolute favorites....Carole King....what a beautiful head of natural curls! The other? The incomparable Nona Hendryx. I would definitely describe her look as edgy and avant garde with a dash of punk.