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There's something deeply cringeworthy about a terrible movie hairstyle. A poor outfit decision is easily rectified - it changes from one scene to the next and can be quickly forgotten. A rubbish do however, is a very different matter. From Gary Oldman's in 'The Fifth Element' to Melanie Griffiths in the iconic 80s movie 'Working Girl', take a look at some of these tragic hair mistakes and weep.
The 80s will forever be remembered as the decade that owned big hair. After the flowing hippy locks of the 1960s and into the 70s, it was time for a change and hair decided to go outwards. The 80s afro-mullet was hugely popular and is now as synonymous with the decade as epic guitar ballads and synth. SJP sports a typical 80s perm during a flashback scene in her movie 'Sex and the City 2'.
Whenever the future is imagined in film it tends to be a little OTT. We guess movie directors can't help it - they get so excited at the prospect of writing the rule book before it's happened it's natural they end up getting a little carried away. We can only imagine this is what happened when Luc Beeson was creating Gary Oldman's character Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg in 'The Fifth Element'. Oh Gary, the greasy half-comb-over is so NOT a good look. Picture: Youtube
Let's just say Angelia Jolie is lucky she's blessed with those cut glass cheekbones, because there're aren't many of us mere mortals who could pull off peroxide blonde dreadlocks. The 40-year-old actress may now be known for her trademark brown locks, but for 'Gone In 60 Seconds' she proved her enduring sex appeal by managing to make these heavy plaits actually look good! Picture: Youtube
As far as surfer dude hair goes, we think Swayze's pretty bang on the money here. In his role as lead surfer Bodhi's luscious blonde locks epitomise the carefree spirit of his group of friends and his own lifestyle… before things get more complicated of course! Picture: Youtube
As we've previously explored, the 80s wasn't a great time for hair. Back brushing was the name of the game as Melanie Griffith's Tess McGill aka. girl done good proves. As both Melanie and Demi Moore prove - the bouffant was the do to sport. Picture: Youtube
A film about the intertwining lives of police and gangsters set on America's east coast needs hair that says: "don't mess with me". We're not entirely sure Farrell manages this with his wavey blonde locks and slicked down 'tache. Tip from us - lose the face caterpillar if you want to be taken seriously Colin. Picture: Facebook
Peroxide blonde is a tough look for anyone to make work. However, Will Ferrell's hilarious baddie character Mugatu is as wacky as they come and needed a barnet that matched his huge personality. Well the yellow curls certainly managed that! Picture: Youtube
Scotland may have had a fearless warrior leading them, but they certainly didn't rock the best barnets of the age. We know Mel Gibson's wild and untamed locks did personify his wild character… but would a comb have been too much to ask… we don't even want to think about what might be living in there!
She ruled the 80s, but we're glad to say Queen Madge's hair in this movie is safety confined to the past! When a safe housewife accidentally gets amnesia after hitting her head, the result is a complete character change. Madge's character goes from suburban to sass, but we just want to grab those streaky blonde highlights and cut the whole mop off! Picture: Rex
It seems the headband alone simply wasn't enough for Sylve when he played the role of action hero John Rambo in the famous trilogy. Isn't it hot enough in the jungles of Vietnam without the extra weight of that mullet Rambo?! Picture: Youtube