Rock n’ Roll’s Most Iconic Hairdos

Published October 18, 2012
Updated October 14, 2019

Iconic Hairdos: Sinead O’Connor

Sinead O’Connor quickly rose to popularity with her deeply felt cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” and remained recognizable due to her talent and iconic baldness. O’Connor shaved her head in opposition to traditional views of women, and keeps it shaved to this day.

Sinead Oconnor Photograph

Source: Ace Showbiz

Sinead Oconnor Iconic Hair

Source: Fanpop

Michael Jackson

Iconic Rock n' Roll Hair Michael Jackson

Source: Pop Blerd

What is there to say that hasn’t already been said about Michael Jackson’s jheri curl? No Thriller costume is complete without it. It once caught on fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in front of a live audience. You can’t do a moonwalk properly without running your gloved hand run through it.

Iconic Hairdos: Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Source: TCB-World

During Elvis’ junior year of high school, he decided to grow out his sideburns and style his hair with rose oil and Vaseline. From there, the hair only got better, until it became the popular pompadour America fell in love with. During his later years and after his death, Elvis’ hair became a sad caricature of its former glory.

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