Funny haircuts that made us wonder what these people were thinking


It’s often been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The people who say that just usually forget to mention how deeply in the eye of the beholder it is! Take style choices, for examples. They basically tell you a lot of what you need to know about a person just by looking at them. Yes, judging a book by its cover sometimes actually works. Sue us. And speaking of covers – of people, not books – these hairstyles should probably have warranted a refund.

Bring back the mullet

If you’re old enough to remember the mullet, well… We’re sorry, that’s all we can say. During its heyday – in the 1970s and 1980s – the “business in the front, party in the back” hairdo seemed to be all the rage.

Bring back the mullet

Literally everyone was rocking it, from Hulk Hogan to John Stamos, and yes, even Ellen, everyone was guilty of this fashion crime. Still, considering this was 30-40 years ago, we can almost forgive it. It’s just what people were doing. But… What’s this girl’s excuse? This photo looks really recent, and we sincerely hope she didn’t go to the stylist this decade and ask for specifically that.

All about the bangs

It seems as though the mullet woman isn’t the only one to show off a new set of bangs, because this man also decided to take a banging selfie of himself after a haircut. Of course, the more you look at this photo, the more confused you may become. We’ve now asked ourselves about 10 times how the second layer of bangs is attached to his head, and the only conclusion we’ve come to is that he’s used superglue.

All about the bangs

We have no idea why someone would want to do that to themselves, but here we are. As you can see, the first layer of bangs is attached to his hairline, and that on its own would be a little strange. You do you though, pal.

A little off

This woman’s expression says it all really. There’s nothing worse than going to the hair salon, staring at yourself in the mirror, and realizing that your stylist has completely messed up your haircut. You can see that it’s a little off and looks a little lopsided, but most of the time you’re just too polite to say anything.

A little off

Instead, you hope that your shocked and confused expression will be enough to showcase your horror at the clump of hair that’s sitting on your head. Apparently, in this situation, her expression just wasn’t enough to alert her hairstylist, because she walked out of the salon and onto the runway with something that looked a little like this. Well, it’s certainly unique.

Looks good, cookie

Hair art is becoming more and more popular, and it seems as though many people are now attempting to break away from conventional haircuts. This woman obviously wanted to add a little sweetness to her day and decided to utilize one of her favorite cookies in the process. After all, who doesn’t love Oreos?

Looks good, cookie

Not only did she ask her hair stylist to dye one side of her hair completely blue, but she then stuck all kinds of Oreo memorabilia to her head to make the whole thing completely authentic. There’s even a little sparkle there to take it up a notch. We wonder if the barcode really works? Let’s hope she doesn’t accidentally walk underneath a scanner.

Going Gaga

Of course, anyone and everyone can have a bad haircut, but celebrities also fell victim to the wrath of the salon chair. Lady Gaga will probably state that this haircut was meant to be this way, but we’re not entirely sure. Is it a hat? Is it hair? Is it even real? We just have so many questions, and staring at this photograph isn’t making it any better.

Going Gaga

What we really want to know is how much hairspray was used in the process of making this hair piece. Most of the time, our hair does what it wants, and it’s almost impossible to tame it. Not only has Lady Gaga’s stylist clumped certain pieces together, but they’ve then been able to create a giant spaceship shape atop her head in the process. They must have taken away a strip of the ozone layer to create this piece.

A love of unicorns

We love unicorns as much as the next guy, but it seems as though this woman really, really loves unicorns. Yes, they’ve pulled out all of the stops to transform their head into the ultimate Candy Land, and we don’t know if we’re impressed or disgusted by just how sickly sweet it is.

A love of unicorns

The coloring of this hair and the multi-colored strands remind us of a beautiful rainbow, but the addition of the My Little Pony figurines may just be a step too far. If she likes it, though, then who are we to judge?

Karma Chameleon

Everyone has their own style and their own likes and dislikes in this world, so perhaps this guy just loves chameleons? That must be the case because we don’t know why anyone would willingly adopt this hairstyle otherwise. Of course, if this was just a Mohican, we could deal with it.

Karma Chameleon

We’ve seen more Mohicans than we can count over the years, and sometimes it can actually be pretty cool. However, the arms, the legs, and the tail of this chameleon are a little creepy. Surely that tail is incredibly ticklish?

Spongebob, is that you?

We all thought we knew that Spongebob lives in a pineapple under the sea, but this person has us questioning ourselves. Does he really live under the sea? Or does he live on her head? Although it’s a little strange to have your hair dyed green and yellow and cut in the shape of a pineapple, we actually think this is rather effective.

Spongebob, is that you?

After all, she set out to turn her hair into a pineapple, and that’s exactly what it looks like! Sure, it’s not your everyday style, but she definitely got her money’s worth.

Feeling a perm

Although it’s not as popular nowadays, men and women back in the day would often utilize the “permanent wave” or the “perm.” This hair treatment would use heat and chemicals to create a permanent curl in someone’s hair, and it was often seen as a fashionable and stylish trend within the salon world.

Feeling a perm

Of course, perms are expensive and often time-consuming, so many people choose only to perm certain parts of their hair. We can only assume that this woman did exactly that because those bangs are rather large. At least she’s rockin’ it.

A bit of spare change

Yes, this woman really does have countless quarters stuck to her hair. No, we’re not quite sure why. Everyone has the opportunity to do whatever they want with their hair, but we can’t help but think that this could be a little painful.

A bit of spare change

After all, if you’re sticking quarters onto your hair with superglue, there’s not much you can do about it. If she did ever want to use the spare change, it’s gonna hurt when she tries to pull them off. Either that or she just has to wait for it to grow out and lose the money entirely.

Adding some height

Nobody likes flat hair, and we have a feeling that this woman probably went to her stylist and told them that she didn’t want to deal with flat hair ever again. The result? This rather strange ‘do that definitely adds some height to her appearance.

Adding some height

Although this hairstyle wouldn’t have been too bad if the woman had committed to it entirely, the change from the top to the bottom makes it stand out like a sore thumb. A rather tall sore thumb. We won’t ask about the fact that this is a mugshot…

All about the color

Do you ever go through a stage in your life where you just really want to change the color of your hair? Although it’s easy to go to the store and buy a box of hair dye, sometimes it’s safer to go to the salon because they really do know what they’re doing.

All about the color

Apart from the hairstylist behind this ‘do, it seems. Not only is the transition from brunette to blonde a little too drastic, but the giant highlights remind us of ‘90s pop stars. You never know, though, this could have been intentional. Whatever floats your boat.

Getting the chop

If you’ve ever tried to cut your own hair, you’ll know that it’s not easy. You soon realize that you can’t keep your hand level, and you just can’t seem to cut in a straight line, no matter how hard you try. This normally results in a choppy haircut that just looks a little uneven in places.

Getting the chop

Whether this woman cut her own hair or whether a hairstylist just had a few too many drinks before work, there’s no doubt about the fact that she got the chop. She also seems to have misplaced her eyebrows at the same time.

Best of both worlds

Hair can be a cruel mistress, and most of the time you just don’t know what to do with it. On the one hand, you want to grow it out and have long flowing locks. Yet, when you do grow it out, most of the time you just want to cut it all off and have it short.

Best of both worlds

It seems as though this young woman managed to get the best of both worlds because this hair does utilize the length at the bottom, and the short snips at the top. It’s not for everyone, but she seems happy with it, we guess…

Buzzing about it

There’s no doubt about the fact that this man is buzzing about his haircut because he quite literally has been transformed into a bee. While we’d quite like to have a conversation with this man and understand why he would do such a thing, we’re open to everyone’s own style.

Buzzing about it

Not only did he dye his hair in a yellow and black fashion, but he also decided to keep a little length at the back. With that extra length to play with, he could smoosh it together to create a stinger.

Keeping the sun away

Have you ever wanted to keep the sun out of your eyes but not wanted to wear a baseball cap or sunglasses? Well, this man has the perfect option for you. Instead of dealing with irritating accessories, he asked his barber to sort him out his very own hair hat.

Keeping the sun away

Although it’s fair to say that it’s a unique look, it definitely does the job. While we don’t think we’ll be taking this picture as a reference to our own barbers, we do appreciate just how perfect the hair hat is. Just look at those clean lines!

So cool

Many people use their hair to showcase their personality, but we’re not quite sure what this man is trying to say about himself with this one. On the one hand, he asked his hair stylist to give him bangs, but not like the bangs everyone else has.

So cool

He wanted different bangs that would make him stand out from the crowd and match his sick chain and shirt. So, they opted for a little bit of green hair dye, as well as some hair ties to give the bangs a little shape. Well, it’s something, that’s for sure.

Animal magnetism

Nicki Minaj is known for her rather extravagant wigs and her eccentric style, so it should come as no surprise to learn that she’s had her fair share of bad hair days. She was probably in love with this animalistic look that seemed to compliment her dress and her gloves, but we’re not so sure.

Animal magnetism

If this was her real hair, we couldn’t even imagine how hard it would be to try and de-tangle that bird’s nest atop her head. That’s stressing us out just by looking at it.

Two for the price of one

If you make your way to the hair salon and just don’t know what kinda style you want to go for, it can be a little stressful. You hope that being surrounded by people who are also getting their hair cut might inspire you, but instead, it does the opposite.

Two for the price of one

You just don’t know what to go for, so you panic. We have a feeling that that’s what happened here because this isn’t the kind of hairstyle you see on a regular basis. Let’s just hope she got two for the price of one because those are two completely different haircuts.

Making it work

If you have thin hair, you often just have to work with what you’ve got. Unless you choose to buy extensions that will thicken out your locks and give you a bit more volume, you just have to deal with the fact that your hair isn’t that thick.

Making it work

One of the ways many women choose to amp up the volume is to create bangs using a ponytail or bun. It seems as though this woman tried to do that with her hair, but it didn’t quite work. Either that or they are just uneven bangs that will be on her mugshot forever.

Flying away

Not many people wake up one day and think “Hmm, I really want to turn my hair into a helicopter.” However, it seems as though there is at least one person like that in the world because you’re looking at her right now.

Flying away

Although it’s definitely a strange request, we have to commend the woman or her hair stylist for constructing such a piece. It couldn’t have been easy to create this masterpiece, but they did just that. It’s a fine feat of engineering. Let’s just hope it won’t fly off her head.

A unique look

We live in a world where countless women wear extensions and wigs. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, and most of the time we can’t tell the difference between fake hair and real hair! Of course, the application of these wigs and extensions need to be perfect, because they can often look fake if they are not applied properly.

A unique look

If you’ve ever doubted your hair stylist and the prices they charge for their application, then this might persuade you to part with your cash. We don’t even know what’s going on with these extensions.

Playing a tune

It seems as though more and more people are opting to turn their hair into pieces of art, and this woman is no different. Instead of turning her hair into a helicopter or a giant beehive, this woman decided to turn her hair into a violin. Because why not, right?

Playing a tune

While it isn’t quite as practical as a real violin, it’s certainly a showstopper. Let’s just hope she doesn’t have to make her way through any narrow doorways anytime soon because that could be dangerous.

Mustache hair

Why have just one mustache when you can have two? This guy doesn’t settle for mediocrity because he wants to consistently go above and beyond, especially when it comes to his hair.

Mustache hair

Even though he clearly has a pretty decent mustache right there on his face, he decided he wanted another one. So, he cut his hair in a way where it looked like he had another one right on his forehead. Not our first choice in hairstyles, but to each their own.

Attack of the scissors

We’re not quite sure what’s going on with this young woman’s hair. Is she satisfied with her results? Is she sad? Disappointed? Angry? We don’t know. But, she should probably consider getting her money back for this slightly disastrous attack of the scissors.

Attack of the scissors

Unless, of course, this is how she wanted to look – which we hope not. Or perhaps, this was some kind of prank where someone cut her hair while she was sleeping. Now this, we hope is the case. The only problem is that this is pretty unfixable.

At least he’s good at soccer

Neymar is one of the most well-known soccer players in the world, not to mention to third best after Messi and Ronaldo. That being said, there is something else that he is most known for aside from his athletic talent and abilities.

At least he’s good at soccer

That’s right; we’re talking about his various different unique hairstyles. While other players are known for mixing things up, Neymar seems to be the master. Sometimes, however, he takes things a bit too far. Well, at least he’s good at soccer, right?

Pokemon character

This guy clearly likes to live life on the edge and take things to the next level, especially when it comes to his hair. He not only dyed his hair, but he spiked them up in a pointy mohawk as well.

Pokemon character

He actually almost looks like one of the character’s from Pokemon. We sure hope no one tried to catch him while they were out playing that game Pokemon Go. Or maybe that was his intention all along…

Genius idea

We all get tired sometimes. One of the worst times to get tired, however, is in the middle of a college lecture because everyone can see you if you fall asleep. This guy, on the other hand, has found a genius idea to avoid getting caught snoozing.

Genius idea

He simply cut his hair to look like a face so when he puts his head down to rest, no one can tell he’s sleeping. Well, it may not be foolproof, but it’s a nice try.

Curly hair or ramen noodles?

We get it, the ’90s and early ’00s were a weird time, especially for male hairstyles. However, we’re pretty sure that Justin Timberlake took the cake with his shiny locks.

Curly hair or ramen noodles?

The king of frosted tips probably regrets his hair during this period of his life, but at least he can just blame it on the time. These crunchy curls look more like Ramen noodles than hair, but we still love him anyway. At least his hair looks much better nowadays.

Werewolf

This guys looks like he might just be trying out a hairstyle for a Halloween costume. Clearly the only reason he is wearing his hair this way is because he is preparing to dress up as a werewolf, right?

Werewolf

Whether he actually rocks this look on the regular or it was a one time deal, we may never know. That being said, the style is kind of growing on us. Maybe the next most popular hairstyle for men will be the werewolf!

The triplets

This guy looks like he was caught off guard by the picture, but we’re more focused on what’s going on with his hair than his facial expression. He has three identical pony tails sticking out of his head.

The triplets

That’s not the most interesting part, though. He also shaved the rest of his head so that only these triplets are there. Not our first choice of haircut, but if he’s happy then that is the most important thing.

The circle

Our next gentleman looks pretty pleased with his look here. We’re not entirely sure what he asked for when he went into the barber shop. Did he just say that he wants a circle that combines the hair on his head with the hair in his beard?

The circle

We have no idea. Either way, it is definitely one of the more creative choices on our list, so he gets credit for originality. This would be pretty interesting to track as it grows out, though.

Hazing pranks

It’s a known fact that sporting teams like to prank their new players. Usually this is in high school and college, but believe it or not, it makes it all the way to the professional level as well. That’s right; hazing apparently happens in the NFL, too.

Hazing pranks

Thankfully it seems like it is all in good fun and no one gets hurt or shamed too much. Then again, this Patriots player did have to flaunt this hair for a bit. Poor guy.

Modern day Legolas

What’s the first thing that jumps to your head when you see this guy? For us, it’s Legolas from Lord of the Rings. A warrior elf from the woodland realm, he aids Frodo as part of his “fellowship,” and then he… wait, we’re getting sidetracked here.

Modern day Legolas

Let’s talk about this guy’s haircut. As much as we love the Tolkien trilogy, we wouldn’t wish this hair ensemble upon our worst enemy, and we’re honestly unsure what this guy was thinking when he spoke to the barber.

Landing strip

When you look at this guy’s haircut, there actually isn’t that much wrong with it. It’s just one small, but also very big mistake. If that long strip of shaved skin wasn’t there, everything else about his hair would be perfectly fine.

Landing strip

The problem is that the long strip of shaved skin is there, and there doesn’t seem to be any way of fixing it. A basic hat should help – but what’s he going to do, take that everywhere he goes? Actually, that’s not a bad idea come to think of it.

Triceratops

There are a few things that come to mind when we look at this guy’s haircut. The first thing is a dinosaur – a triceratops to be exact. Then we think about Wolverine from X-Men.

Triceratops

The way it’s sticking out on the sides is akin to the way our savage superhero friend does it, but there’s one exception – that giant mohawk-like area in the middle. That brings us to another thing that this guy reminds us of – a fish. He looks like one of those exotic fish you see with a name you never remember – but he won’t forget this haircut in a hurry.

Not the real Slim Shady

Yikes. There may be no better word in the English language to better describe what this guy has going on with his hair. Perhaps the phrase that really comes to mind when we think of him is: “Just make a decision.”

Not the real Slim Shady

Either be bald or don’t – don’t be somewhere in between. Now, there are people in the world who are balding, and that’s totally fine. But this guy took things to an extreme, with bangs flowing down to his eyebrows, and pretty much everything else is skin.

Pepé Le Pew

We have to guess that when this guy sat in the barber chair, he told him to create some sort of animal on his head. Our guess would be that he asked for a skunk, which is why we dubbed him Pepé Le Pew.

Pepé Le Pew

Because it’s not just the tail flowing down the back of his head and off to side over his ear. It’s not just the overwhelming height that his hair has, strongly resembling our furry friends. It’s the fact that he also has that white area in front – making him truly as skunk-like as they come.

Defying gravity

The best thing about this haircut is that it looks exactly the same upside down and right side up. We actually have no idea how he managed to get his hair sticking up so very straight.

Defying gravity

It seems nearly impossible, what with gravity doing its thing on our planet and all. However, this young man figured out a way to defy gravity, and it has nothing to do with the song from the musical Wicked. We just wonder if the hairdo lasts all day.

Portrait

Getting someone’s face carved into the back of your hair is always a bold choice, and if it’s not done properly it’s bound to look pretty creepy. Scratch that – even if it’s done well it’s most likely going to look creepy.

Portrait

This guy went all out with his back-of-the-head portrait, and we can’t stop staring at it. With the wide eyes and open, twisted mouth, it is nothing short of terrifying. We do respect him for being so bold, though.

Stripes

If this hair coloring job wasn’t so bizarre, we might praise the stylist for getting the lines so straight! Usually, when people get their hair colored, they try to make it look somewhat natural.

Stripes

Even if someone goes for a crazy color, they have it blend into their hair so it’s not too shocking. This woman did things a bit differently. She got perfect blond and brown stripes put in her hair, and it’s amazing. Now, her style is right up there with tigers and zebras.

A real nest

There’s a hairstyle called a “bird nest” which usually consists of a bun shaped kind of like a bird’s nest on the top of your head. This guy took the idea to a new level.

A real nest

It looks like has a real bird’s nest sitting on his head, complete with two eggs. We can’t imagine that it would be very comfortable to walk around like that, but at least when he gets hungry he has an on-the-go meal always at the ready.

Can’t see anything

The amount of hair on this young man’s head is quite impressive. It looks like it probably weighs several pounds, and likely takes quite a lot of work to maintain.

Can’t see anything

We also wonder if he can see anything through the thick hair covering his head and most of his face too. It can’t be easy to keep all of that out of his eyes. It probably keeps him warm in the winter, but could be more of a hassle once summer comes around.

Windows XP logo

Throughout their lives, guys often experiment with different hairstyles and many opt to try that infamous mohawk look. This is not that unusual or anything, but sometimes guys take things to the next level and go a bit too far.

Windows XP logo

This kid decided he wanted a slick mohawk, but he also asked for an addition. The only thing we can possibly imagine that he asked for is the Windows XP login logo because that’s what this looks like.

Stepping things up

When going to the barber, you can practically ask for anything you want and they will do their best to accommodate your wishes. For instance, it would seem like anyone can walk in and ask for the person doing their hair to shape their hair like stairs and they will do it, no questions asked.

Stepping things up

This guy is clearly trying to “step” up his game and his look is definitely on point. We have to wonder if he’ll ever add another step though.

In-hair comb

More questions than answers come to mind when we take a closer look at this haircut. Upon first glance, it seems as though this guy decided to cut his bangs so that they would look like a hair comb.

In-hair comb

Then we move on to those side burns, for which even Elvis Presley would be impressed with. This overall appearance is definitely trying to make a statement, but we’re just not sure what that statement is. At any rate, if this guy is happy with he unusual haircut, then who are we to judge?

Crowning glory

It seems that, instead of choosing to go fully bald, this guy decided to make a hair crown for himself. Flower crowns are all the rage right now, but hair crowns are a bit less common. We’re not exactly sold on this look, however, and hope this style doesn’t go viral.

Crowning glory

Maybe this guy just wanted to know what it would be like to wear a crown all day, but didn’t want to think about having to put on the typical metal crown. This haircut would certainly be convenient if that was the case.