Traditionally, the week between Christmas and New Years is what’s known as a “dead zone” around here, primarily because, well, the music industry usually takes that week off too. Still, we in the news business still need to generate content, so we tend to publish “evergreen” stories that might be light on actual news, but still feature artists that people care about in the headlines.
Anyway, here’s a prime example of one: A light story about Paramore working on their new album, which we published early in the morning on December 29 and did not have big expectations for. But here’s what’s funny — sometime around New Year’s Eve, this tiny Paramore story became a very big deal. Or, at least the picture associated with it did.
Seems that, to most Paramore fans, the picture gave them their first glimpse at frontwoman Hayley Williams’ new two-tone hairdo. The ’do became a rather contentious subject on sites like AbsolutePunk and Oh No They Didn’t!, with the overwhelming majority of commenters giving it a resounding thumbs down (though some went to great lengths to point out that, despite the fact they didn’t like Williams’ new hairstyle, they would, for the record, “still hit it”). And in the days since, the chatter has yet to die down, which means that: a) people have a lot of free time on their hands, b) this is clearly a big deal, and c) we needed to do a blog listing some of the most disastrous hairstyles in history.
So, after the jump, we’ve done just that — compiled a list of some of the hugest hair-tastrophes of all time. Does Williams’ new skunk-do rank amongst the very worst? Read on.