Since 1959 the Grammys have been home to some of the greatest, and the worst hairstyles those in the music industry have to offer. Every year millions of people gather together to watch the three-hour long event, maybe not even for the awards, but for the fashion wonders, and the design mistakes that are inevitable.
Just as it starts to seem as though we have seen it all, The Grammys show up and remind us that we haven’t seen anything yet. From Imogen Heap’s 2010 “twitter” dress complete with an excessively ratted hairdo, giving that just woken up vibe, to Nicki Minaj’s 2011 cheetah print jumpsuit with a clashing Bride of Frankenstein wig, we become increasingly desensitized as the outrageous soon becomes the new normal.
This Year’s Grammys
Many who in years past had employed the most shocking hairstyles seem to have tamed it down this year. But we never forget. Even some of the most elegant hairstyles this time were preceded by disastrous attempts to make a statement. Behind Rihanna’s soft curls is the memory of her 2011 unnaturally red hairstyle, equipped with a dress of equally disastrous proportions. Although this year may seem to have been calmer than previous years, we weren’t left completely without disastrous hairstyles.
Each year celebrities seem to be trying their best to one up each other. To not be forgotten seems to be the most important goal, even if they are being remembered for their ridiculous hairstyle rather than their musical talent. We may not remember who won Album of the Year, but we will remember Kerli’s hairstyle attempt to channel Lady Gaga on a normal day meets anime character gone wrong. The pink pigtails complete with black horns shouts crazy.
And she’s not the only one. Bonnie Mckee, Skylar Grey, and Kelly Osbourne all chose to branch out and make a statement. From a thick long braid, straddling the line between red and orange to the attempts to resurrect hairstyles that have long since died, this years Grammys had its fair share of hairstyle disasters.
Not Just the Women
Even though the women are typically the focal point for a hairstyle faux pas at The Grammys, men are not excluded from scrutiny. Here’s some tips for the men to make it through The Grammys without ending up on any “worst of” lists:
- Sometimes it’s best to just go simple, take it from Justin Timberlake who looked classy this year wearing a simple tux
- Mohawks should not be wider than either side of your eyebrows, I’m talking to you Sean Paul
- We know that you’re a rapper, but limit your jewelry to a maximum of 5 or 6 karats.
Men attending The Grammys have an easier decision than women. Don’t complicate things. Wear something nice and classy or be remembered as the fashion screw up.
It’s All About the Hair
Receiving a Grammy is a coveted point in any musician’s career. Your hair says a lot about who the artist is. Maybe it’s time to increase the scholarships for beauty schools to allow more talent to have a chance to turn celebrity hairstyle disasters into a style that will be remembered for its beauty and elegance.
Cassie is interested in the different hairstyles displayed by celebrities at events such as The Grammys, The Oscars, and others. She is interested in the effect more scholarships for beauty schools would have on these fashion related events.