10 Hair Trainwrecks from the 90s

For many of those whose youth coincided with the nineties, the decade is a blur. Not because of a heady mix of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll; not because they spent it fasting in protest; or because they were exhausted from devising a new world order, but because it was, well, a bit boring really. Gone was the hedonism of the eighties, and in its place a couple of blokes in the clothes they woke up in, singing with their hands behind their backs. Yet, it was also the last time you couldn’t guarantee a celebrity had had a nose job, when not all photos were at the mercy of an airbrush, and when preening still amounted to a flannel and some soap. As for the hair, it was a wreck.

Courtney Love

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We miss the days when Courtney Love would step out with a farmyard on her head. In an era of tiresome inertia, Ms Love and ill-fated husband, Kurt Cobain, demonstrated a pleasing commitment to vice. Yet, shortly after this photo was taken she cleaned up. Shame.

Gary Barlow

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Impeccably behaved, British-born, Take That singer-songwriter, Gary Barlow might not be an obvious bedfellow of Courtney Love, but a bottle of ammonia they seem to have shared.

Geri Halliwell

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We thank former Spice Girl and interminable wannabe, Geri Halliwell for her intellectually rigorous philosophical abstraction, Girl Power, but wish she’d used a comb.

Madonna

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Here, the hair of mother of invention, Madge, brings to mind not so much a trainwreck as a collision with the Orient Express: for all her finery, not her finest moment.

Michael Bolton

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Oh Michael.

Andre Agassi

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We do not wish to poke fun at Andre Agassi’s diminishing thatch, for hair loss is not a laughing matter. Instead, we’re going to marvel at his eyebrows. Aren’t we kind?

Hugh Grant

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We wish Hugh Grant would lose a strand.

Nicole Kidman

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Ah, the days when ceramic irons were but a glint in an updo. We’re not sure what Nicole Kidman is up to in this shot, but those wayward curls suggest it’s no good.

Mariah Carey

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Mariah heard a perm got you laid.

Johnny Depp

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Who could forget the badger streak? Everyone knew someone who had one – is Johnny Depp, offbeat apparition and one-time bearer of a yellow patch, to blame?

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