Best Hair Moments from Movies & Television

Weaves, wigs and waves, oh my! We’ve pulled together the most memorable coifs and cuts that have graced the silver and small screens. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane and look back on the most influential hair moments in pop culture

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Good Hair

“Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?” Chris Rock's daughter once asked. The question inspired the comedian to make this documentary, a crash course in the history of wigs, weaves and more in the African-American community.

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Hairspray

This flick may be about an overzealous teen with a passion for the two-step, but the bouffants and overdone wigs worn by the actors steal the show.

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Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion

These best friends make waves at their 10-year high school reunion with baby-doll dresses, perfectly coiffed 'dos—and an outrageously elaborated success story.

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Steel Magnolias

Glimpse the lives of six Southern women who spend their days gossiping at Truvy's Beauty Parlor. Watch as they deal with the everyday drama of their small Louisiana parish.

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Grease

Good girl gone bad, Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) has a summer fling with a greaser named Danny (John Travolta). The song and dance numbers made this blockbuster a cult classic—and the stylized ’50s hair and clothes have inspired Halloween costumes for kids across America since its release.

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Zoolander

A movie about dimwitted male models spoofs not only the industry but also the ridiculous coifs and attire that go with it.

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Beauty Shop

Check out our December/January covergirl, Queen Latifah, in this movie about a beauty shop filled with women ready to speak their minds.

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Shampoo

A Beverly Hills hairstylist (Warren Beatty) craves fame for his soon-to-open high-end salon, but he's tripped up along the way by the bevy of women he’s sleeping with (including his investor's daughter!).

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Barbershop

Watch what happens when a son inherits a barbershop from his father. He thinks it’s a burden at first but quickly comes to appreciate its history and the quirky characters working to keep his father's legacy.

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Married with Children

Peg Bundy solidified her place in pop-culture history with her larger-than-life hair, personality and love of all things animal print.

There's Something About Mary

Who could forget the moment Mary (Cameron Diaz) mistook, uh, semen for hair gel? The cringe-worthy moment is still one of the most-talked-about moments from the ’90s.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City

From big curls to tousled waves to chic buns, Carrie Bradshaw’s mane was just as on-trend as her clothes.

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GI Jane

Demi Moore famously buzzed her locks for this movie about a woman training to be a Navy Seal.

Marge Simpson in The Simpsons

A sky-high pile of blue curls has been Mrs. Simpson’s signature look since the fan favorite first aired.

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Jennifer Aniston's "The Rachel," Friends

“I love Chris [McMillan, her hairstylist], and he's the bane of my existence at the same time because he started that damn Rachel, which was not my best look. How do I say this? I think it was the ugliest haircut I've ever seen,” Aniston told Allure magazine. The bouncy crop has gone down as one of the most requested hairstyles ever.

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Princess Leia, Star Wars

These cinnamon-bun twists are so thick, women are still wondering, where'd she get all that hair? Some blogs have speculated that Leia (Carrie Fisher) would had to have had hair down to her ankles!

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Cruella DeVille, 101 Dalmatians

The black-white split was part of the villain's signature look.

 

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