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A Look at the Hairstyles of Music

We would love to say that it’s all about the music, and it is, but there’s another aspect to being a famous musician, which when you’re in the public eye, can be just as definitive: namely, the haircut. From the lengthy lustrous locks of rock’s golden era to the poke-an-eye-out sculpted mohawks of punk to the carefree au-natural dreads of reggae, how you do your ‘do can make an important statement. There will always be the mismatched hairdo and genre combo — we’re referring to you, dreadlocked dude from the Counting Crows — but the hairstyle will often tell you plenty about the music you’re about to hear. Consider this list a general guide to music defined by hairstyles, as it should be.

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