When a celebrity debuts a new hairstyle, it's either met with applause or apprehension—and rarely anything in-between. From the celebrated to the ridiculed, brace yourself as we round up some of the most iconic celebrity hair moments over the years.
The '50s singer wore his jet black hair in a sleek pompadour—and the trend caught on like wildfire.
James Dean was the epitome of cool in the '50s and his hair was a big part of that. By the end of the decade, practically everyone was styling their hair into a bouffant. This look was similar to Elivs', but a bit more relaxed.
Bob Marley came onto the scene in the '60s and many people were unfamiliar with the Rastafarian tradition of wearing dreadlocks at the time.
The music industry wasn't the only thing The Beatles took over after skyrocketing to fame in the '60s—their signature mop top hairstyles were also a massive hit.
Famed guitarist and musician Jimi Hendrix made the head scarf a popular hair accessory in the '70s after they became part of his signature look for concerts.
Robert Redford was one of the biggest actors in the '70s and his sideburns were something that every man at the time tried to replicate.
Sonny and Cher's red carpet look at the 1973 Academy Awards has become iconic. But for once, can we forget about Cher's midriff? We think Sonny's hair deserves its dues, too.
Mark Paul Gosselaar shot to fame in the late '80s as Zack Morris on Saved By the Bell. As the show grew in popularity, more and more attention was given to Mark's cut. Soon enough, everyone was asking their barber for the same look.
When Full House premiered in 1987, John Stamos was no stranger to the mullet. Throughout the show's first season, the actor grew it out even more, turning it into arguably the best mullet on primetime.
The late River Phoenix rocked a trendy chin length cut that was just the right amount of messy and captured a total "I'm not trying too hard" vibe.
At the 1989 Academy Awards, the actor debuted some bold facial hair. Depp's goatee and shaggy hair combo has served as an his go-to look ever since.
In 1990, Will Smith waltzed into our lives on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and his flat top became an instant trend for the remainder of the decade.
The Nirvana singer dye his hair pink in 1991, just as his band was blowing up and influencing the zeitgeist.
Michael Jackson and Madonna's after-party appearance at the 63rd Annual Academy Awards has become iconic over the years. We credit the singer's Jheri curls, a hairstyle MJ helped bring back into trend the '90s, as the reason why.
Fabio Lanzoni became a household name after working as a model in the '80s. In the '90s, his broad build, Italian accent, and long, blonde hair made him a household name.
By the time the premiere for Titanic rolled around, Leonardo DiCaprio had already said "bon voyage" to his floppy hair and traded it in for a bowl-like cut with bangs instead.
Bruce Willis had been fighting against a receding hair line for years, so in 1995 the Die Hard actor embraced it and the rest is history.
They say that after time couples start to look alike—and that certainly was the case for Brad Pitt and his fiancée Gwyneth Paltrow, who arrived on the red carpet in 1997 sporting essentially the same hairstyles.
The boy band singer spent a majority of the '90s rocking his curls. But it was the frosted tips that gave him hair that many have since compared to ramen noodles.
Snoop Dogg surprised fans when he showed up on the red carpet with his hair in large ringlets. The rapper, who first tried the look for his music video "The Next Episode," became the talk of the town.
David Beckham made a big appearance with his wife in matching white outfits at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards. But it was the styling of his long hair that stole the show (for better or worse).
Before he started dating Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck was a little rough around the edges. Which is why people took notice when he started showing up on red carpets looking like a new person.
Jake Gyllenhaal's messy hair was one of his signature features, so when the actor arrived on the red carpet in 2005 with next to no hair, fans were shocked. Turns out, the transformation was for his upcoming role in Jarhead.
In 2011, Twilight dominated American pop culture and the vampire franchise's favorite gimmick was Robert Pattinson's wild and voluminous bed head.
Bruno Mars was almost just as famous for his pop music as his retro style when he first hit the scene in 2010. His sky-high bouffant was iconic immediately.
In 2012, Justin Bieber parted with his younger image and debuted a new 'do to go with his pivot into more mature music. If you must, Bieber.
The musician was always known for his long hair, but as One Direction grew apart, Harry Styles set himself apart even more by growing out his hair even longer—we're talking past his shoulders. That's one way to shed your boy band image.
However, Zayn Malik went in the opposite direction. After leaving One Direction, the boy bander decided to launch his solo career with an attention-grabbing short blonde dye job. And it worked.
There aren't too many things Shia Labeouf can do to confuse us anymore after arriving at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015 with a rat tail braid. Yeah, this was basically peak confusion, so it's only uphill from here.
Pharrell attended countless events in 2016 wearing the same ten gallon hat by designer Vivianne Westwood. Sure, technically this isn't a hairstyle, but it does cover up his hair. That counts, right?