There have been some truly horrendous hairstyles over 2012. Some I never thought were even possible until I saw the accident with my own eyes. It was difficult choosing only 10 ugly styles as there were so many, but weâd be here forever if we went through all of them. So here Iâve tried to collect what I think are the top ten worst hairstyles of 2012. Please brace yourselves readers, the following photos are not for the faint hearted.
10. Â Eunhyukâs âYouniqueâ hair.
Iâm not entirely sure what the stylists were thinking here, but then I think that about everything Super Junior. Please SM, slanted fringes were so 2009 and even then they looked lame. Also, I think the stylists are starting to repeat themselves. Is anyone else reminded of Keyâs hair from SHINeeâs âRing Ding Dongâ music video? Iâd talk about the hat Eunhyuk is wearing too but seeing as this isnât a fashion critique, weâll just leave it with the tragic hair. Donât drink and dip-dye, kids. Youâll end up like this poor sod.
9. Kaiâs blonde clip-on fringe.
Or at least I hope it was a clip-on. I still remember the feelings of shock, confusion and disgust that coursed through me when I saw this tragedy. Blonde highlights in dark hair are one thing, but this is just horrendous. There is nothing stylish about blinding your main dancer with a fugly hairstyle. EXOâs stylists have generally been good with EXOâs hair, but this is the exception and it really makes you wish theyâd left his hair alone.
8. Junhyungâs purple hair.
The overwhelming question here when I look at this hair is âwhy?â Why indeed did Cubeâs stylists think this was a good idea? The colour itself isnât even bad, itâs a nice shade of purple. But the styleâŠÂ itâs so ugly and it makes Junhyung look about ten years older. Hairstyle tip: If your hair makes you look like youâre in your mid-thirties and youâre not even twenty-four yet, you should probably change your look.
7. Sunnyâs pink/purple/green curly bob cut.
I donât know where to start with this horrific mess. Iâm not sure whatâs worse, the green curls or the weirdly shaped blonde/pink bob (that resembles something similar to Taeminâs hair in the Replay music video). Either way, this hair style is not cute or flattering, and the only statement itâs making here is âI need to hire a new hairdresser.â At this point I can only feel pity for Sunny, her short blonde hair began in 2011 looking gorgeous and fresh, and now sheâs left with this hair disaster.
6. Minzyâs purple bob
Similar to Sunnyâs hair, another offensive bob cut, worn by 2NE1âs Minzy, dyed a horrific shade of purpleâŠ this style is such a mess. 2NE1âs stylists have a habit of giving 2NE1 strange hair but Minzy particularly gets the short end of the stick. Her face shape suits long hair, so what do the stylists do? Cut her hair as short as possible without her being bald and dye it some random ugly colour that results in her looking like Daesung (and not in good way).
5. Changminâs acorn head hair.
It partially makes Changmin look like an acorn, and it completely makes him look ridiculous. The cut isnât even symmetrical, to add insult to injury and just everything looks wrong. SM either needs to hire new stylists or stop the current ones from cutting idolsâ hair wearing a blindfold â I canât imagine any other way this atrocity could have happened.
4. MBLAQâs Mir and his weird, braided mullet.
I hate mullets. Theyâre not a good look, so why on earth this year Iâve seen so many guys try to pull them off is confusing as hell. I donât know, maybe the stylists were going for something different? Or Mir insulted their mother and now theyâre out for revenge? Thereâs definitely a moral that comes with this hairstyle. Donât insult anyone who has control over your hair; It will end badly.
3. Block Bâs Zico
Zico has successfully managed to combine the two hairstyles I hate the most into one hideous mess. Why exactly anyone thought that it would be a good idea to mix the mullet (which hasnât been fashionable anywhere outside of Russia since the 1980s) with dreadlocks is beyond me. Instead of looking like a cool pirate, Zico actually reminds me of a tramp who could really do with a flea bath. Iâm pretty sure there are creatures living in that hair. The only thing Iâm not sure about with this style is whether itâs better or worse than Zicoâs debut hair; and a large part of me thinks that this is probably irrelevant, because both looked terrible.
Fighting hard for the position of âworst hair of 2012,â Taeyang was very close to topping the list. Having basically had the same style for most of his time in Big Bang, for some reason he (or a mad/evil stylist) decided he needed a change. However, instead of choosing an attractive style, Taeyang instead has a hair style that is probably one of the most ridiculous things Iâve ever seen before on someoneâs head. Did he forget to take his hair rollers out the day of the shooting? I have no idea what is going on with this, Iâm just hoping to never see it again, and hopefully it will be buried with 2012, never to resurface again.
It was fierce competition this year as to who deserved the title of âWorst hair of 2012,â but GD has truly earnt it. Starting 2012 as he meant to go on, GD began Big Bangâs comeback promotions with this weird weave fringe thing, that no matter how he wore it, looked at best ridiculous and at worst like a dead squirrel. Cute.
Next, not to be outdone by Taeyang in the Monster music video, GD choose this horrifically ugly blonde bowl cut. They say a photo can speak a thousand words. If the photo could speak, it would scream one word only, âugly.â
Iâm afraid that weâre still not done. GD is a repeat hair offender, he does not quit with the bad hair. Ever. Dyeing his hair pink wasnât the worst thing heâs ever done, but the styling leaves a lot to be desired. Iâm not a fan of this hair at all, but at least itâs an improvement on the Monster hair. GD has committed too many hairstyle faux pas this year to list them all, so Iâll conclude the list here. Just remember one thing readers, never, no matter how good you think it will look, try to imitate GDâs hair. It will only lead to misery and really awful split ends.
Okay, so weâve relived the horrible hair that 2012 gave us, but now itâs time to look at the beautiful feats of stylist genius that have made the bad hair above bearable.
Pictures like the one above prove that GD is able to have good hair. In fact, I donât think there are many (if any) male idols that rock this blonde look better than GD. It suits him and looks really great. As someone who was a giant fan of GDâs hair during âHeartbreaker,â this blonde cut was a welcome return. GD might experiment with some weird and horrendous hairstyles, but at least this shows (hopefully) that he does still know the meaning of a cute hairstyle. Congratulations to GD for being the only idol to make both lists!
Bomâs hair during âI Love Youâ was really pretty. I love the colours and I think she suits longer hair. To be honest Bomâs is usually quite lucky in terms of hairstyles, especially compared to Minzy or Dara. I think this colour and style is probably my second favourite hairstyle Bom has had ever, the first being her hair during Lonely in 2011. A great hairstyle choice by 2NE1âs stylists.
Earning a respectable 8th place for 2012, Hyunaâs hair during âVolume Upâ promotions and her solo promotions for âIce Creamâ looked great. I think I prefer her hair in âVolume Upâ mostly because it looks sexy and mysterious, and I think sheâs good at pulling off that kind of look. However, that said I also love her hair in âIce Creamâ because itâs cute and fun, and the bright colours look really cool.
âWow.â Was the first thing that came into my head when I first saw Jiyeonâs blonde hair. She looks absolutely stunning with this colour, and I do really love girls with longer hair. Her hair is eye-catching (in the right way) and super sexy. Jiyeon definitely deserves a place on this list for totally rocking the blonde-bombshell look this year.
I love Tiffanyâs hair colour here so much, it looks great with her skin tone and the curled style is really cute too. Thereâs not much I have to say here, just that itâs a classic style with a bold coloured twist and itâs worked out really well.
Next, in 5th place we have CL of 2NE1, looking gorgeous in blonde. I think CL always looks her best as a blonde, the colour really suits her and almost feels natural. In the two top pictures her hair looks chic and screams âfashionista.â In the larger picture below, CLâs hair is more feathered and layered, creating a messy, yet classy, and ultimately sexy look that I canât help but adore. CL has such a powerful image even outside of 2NE1, and I think her ability to exude confidence means she can really make styles like this look even better than they would on someone else.
In 4th place I decided to put Fiestarâs super talented maknae rapper, Yezi. I thought she deserved to be this high on the list mainly because over this year she has consistently had beautiful hair. Unlike other idols who have dyed their hair awful colours or had weird (and absolutely not wonderful) styles, Yeziâs hair has always looked good. As you can see, she looks good with blonde and dark hair, and a mixture of colours too!
Miss Aâs beautiful goddess Fei looked truly stunning this year with her hair in âI Donât Need a Man.â The reason I like this hair so much is that you hardly see any idols using this kind of style, so I like that it stands out and it makes Fei look great. She was definitely the one holding my attention the most during the music video, JYPâs hair stylists did a fantastic job here.
I donât think there was anyone who didnât love how Hyoyeonâs hair looked in this teaser photo! Rainbow coloured hair has the potential to look a bit crap sometimes, but combined with the base of blonde hair, this looks really cool. In fact, this looks so good that I wonât be surprised if we see more idols with rainbow coloured hair in 2013, trying to pull off a similar look.
It was unbelievably difficult to decide which idol should be given the title of âBest Hair of 2012â but despite the very fierce competition, Nana of After School is our champion! Sporting really beautiful long blonde hair, Nana seems to always look amazing, no matter what style her hair is in. And this is the reason why I feel she most deserved this award, because her hair looks literally perfect pretty much all the time. Even though her hair might not be as bright and colourful as the other idols on this list, I feel that her hair is stunning enough even without bright colours, and therefore she truly has earnt her title. Congratulations, Nana!
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