Celebrities Hair Behaving Badly

Celebrities Hair Behaving BadlyI don’t know about you, but as a teen I was in a constant battle with my hair. No matter what I tried at home, I couldn’t get rid of the frizzy-I’m really a curly girl-look. The only way my hair days would be good is if I had had my hair blown-out by a professional hair stylist the night before. The next day I would feel like a princess with my straight, silky hair, I could even run my fingers through it without them getting stuck in a serious hair ball.

It wasn’t until many years later that I accepted my natural hair style and saturated it with hair gels, mousses, and hair spray. These were the days before hair straightening (with chemicals) and hair flattening products (flat iron) to achieve silk like smoothness without “da frizz”. No wonder the results of a special Yale survey of females between the ages of 17-30 gave a direct link between a bad hair day and the effect it has on levels of self-esteem and self-criticism. This survey was conducted by Marianne LaFrance, a professor of Psychology and Gender Studies at Yale University. I so know what this is about.

No matter how you cut it, hair is only as good as you set it. In other words, trying to get my hair to behave like it couldn’t was a complete nightmare. I tried short haircuts, layers, feathering, scrunching, stretching, and ironing. I was the poster child for big hair and I had no where to hide. Fast forward 20 years and facebook photo tagging brings them out in the open once again. However, Hollywood stars and public figures have had more than just their bad hair days exposed for all of us to view. I love those celebrity yearbook mugshots of celebrities like Lisa Kudrow, Christina Hendrics, Barbara Streisand, Gwenyth Paltrow, and Christina Applegate.. Not because I want to look for their terrible hairdos, bad skin, or scarey teeth. We all know that these celebrities weren’t born with a hair stylist on their arm, especially for their high school yearbook photo. Here are some of my favorite “bad hair day” moments from celebrities.

Frizz Me Not. Lisa Kudrow, known for her silky blonde hair in all of her movies, is really a women of dark frizzy hair. According an online celebrity news source, Lisa Kudrow exposes her natural black frizzy hair in The Unborn, a 1991 horror film in which Kudrow plays the bit part of a frizzy-haired receptionist (“Louisa”) at an evil fertility clinic. Who knew?

Color Wars. Some celebrities took charge of their hair by adding something to it. Christina Hendricks, the 34-year-old Mad Men actress and “the best-looking woman in America” by Esquire magazine’s best-looking woman contest She told instyle.com something about her high school hair, “I was pink-rock in high school and had a long purple Mowhawk. There are very few pictures of it because my Mom did not want to record that it ever happened”. Another actress that added some color to her tresses was Barbara Streisand. She told instyle.com about these hair color experiments, “I put streaks in my hair with hydrogen peroxide, then put a rinse on to try and cover some of it. But the rinse was made of all different colors…]so the streaks turned all those colors!” She also mentioned on barbra-archives.com that she also “used to dye my hair platinum blonde and wear strange color lipstick and eyeshadow.

Set it and forget it. Naturally, a brunette with naturally curly hair, Gwenyth Paltrow told instyle.com about her reaction to high school hair pressure. “When I look back at pictures of me in high school,” Paltrow has said, “I was sort of a minimalist. I never went through the big-hair-and-makeup phase.”I’m pretty sure her bad hair day was like my best hair day.

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow-Christine Apllegate, another well-known blonde actress washed a little too much color our of her hair during high school, “At one point I had black-and-red hair. Then I decided I wanted to be blonde, so a girlfriend [bleached it] and it all fell out!” What she didn’t add is how she covered her head until her hair grew back.

Have you ever been shocked by how different somebody looks from their “old school” high school photos?

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49 Comments Post a comment

  1. On May 31, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    Melissa Lawrence said,

    I think everybody has done something they wish they could undo to their hair! LOL!

  2. On May 31, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    Donna K said,

    Good article. Yes, people have changed alot since high school.

  3. On May 31, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    Janice said,

    many people experiment with their hair, and it takes tries to figure out what looks good… lucky for us, we’re not famous and have our faces plastered all over the media when we have bad hair days (LOL)

    tweeted: http://twitter.com/cappytweet/status/15121200426

  4. On May 31, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    Stacey Knapp said,

    Wish I had a personal stylist! LOL Yes, I have been shocked my some peoples older photos before! Glad I’m not a celeb! Maybe that is why I started wearing bandanas at a young age! LOL

  5. On May 31, 2010 at 1:24 pm
    Anne said,

    I think everybody is shocked at themselves, when they look @ their hair from younger days- we all have that “what were we thinking” question…lol

  6. On May 31, 2010 at 1:24 pm
    Donna K said,

    I tweeted. (@donnak4)

  7. On May 31, 2010 at 1:24 pm
    Ronit Peikes said,

    I have naturally curly hair and I have battled it my whole life!

  8. On May 31, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    Libby said,

    I love seeing how different celebrities look from pics when they were youger and how they look now.

  9. On May 31, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    KAREN said,

    Cute article ☺ My hair is past my hips now. My DH loves it!

  10. On May 31, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    Stephanie Ragland said,

    I can so relate to the frizz!!! Great article!

  11. On May 31, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    Stephanie Ragland said,



  12. On May 31, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    rachel f said,

    haha! awesome blog!
    i think ill keep my highschool photos hidden for now…

  13. On May 31, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    Stephanie Ragland said,



  14. On May 31, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    Elena said,

    Oh yes! I am shocked looking at my high school photos) I had red hair, blonde hair, black hair, look-like-boy haircut… and so on… Don’t ask me why I did it) Now I don’t know. Now I have very long hair in my natural color and I am absolutely happy with it!

  15. On May 31, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    Stephanie Ragland said,



  16. On May 31, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    Joy said,

    Resistance [of your curly hair] is futile.

  17. On May 31, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) said,

    I try desperately to block memories of my high-school hair.

  18. On May 31, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) said,

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/3stairs/status/15121928231

  19. On May 31, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    hminnesota said,

    I like live giveaways

  20. On May 31, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) said,

    tweet entry #2 http://twitter.com/3stairs/status/15121928231

  21. On May 31, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) said,

    tweet entry #3 http://twitter.com/3stairs/status/15121928231

  22. On May 31, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    Tziona S. said,

    I used to try and straighten my wavy hair when I was a tween, but it always frustrated me. One day, I said heck with it, and lo and behold, my hair was curly! I haven’t looked back since. I love my curly hair!

  23. On May 31, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    Tziona S. said,

    I love all the beautiful and cute headcoverings available these days. No more worrying about bad hair days!

  24. On May 31, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    Kimberly said,

    I am so shocked that Lisa Kudrow has dark frizzy hair! Thanks for the fun fact post!

  25. On May 31, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    Chayala said,

    altho’ always a laff to see high school pix, we all seem to look better now :) thanks for this article!

  26. On May 31, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    isobel said,

    No one has perfect hair. It took years for me to accept my curly frizz. Once I did I started covering it. Now I look great all the time!!

  27. On May 31, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    Kimberly said,

    tweeted this post too!

  28. On May 31, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    Hannah said,

    My hair in high school is better than it used to be! I’m a “curly girl” and for the first almost 15 years of my life we treated it as if it was straight… NOT a good idea! My hair was generally a tangled, frizzy mess :( My family says that of all of us I’m one of the 2 who has changed the most in looks.

  29. On May 31, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    Tova Swanson said,

    I think my highschool style was braids and ponytails, just trying to hide the frizz

  30. On May 31, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    rivkah said,

    My hair is thick, curly n frizzy. I am sooooooo glad to be covering it and not having to bother starightening it all the time like I used to! It would take hours!!!

  31. On May 31, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    jennifer grover said,

    My naturally curly hair just did not work with my 80’s punk rock look, no matter how much dipidi do I put in it!

  32. On May 31, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    Abigail said,

    I lucked out and got wavy hair that is so fine and silky that the wave doesn’t stay, so for years I treated it like straight hair and it stayed basically straight. My problem was that I had very bad taste between the ages of 10 and 14 so all of my pre-highschool pictures I look like a total dork!

  33. On May 31, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    Kristin said,

    My hair is baby fine. Which essentially means I can’t do anything with it. I wash every 3 days and usually ponytail it. I wear alot of hats.
    Loved the article btw.

  34. On May 31, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    Dana R said,

    I love your hair accesories!

  35. On May 31, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    Shevi said,

    I think we all have hairdays we would rather forget. I remember seeing my mother’s high school yearbook photo for the first time-it was quite the shocker. I guess one of the perks of covering your hair is the ability to experiment underneath!

  36. On May 31, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    Lisa said,

    Ya no H.S. pics for me! My hair was dies Cyndy Laper red and spiked!
    Those were the days lol! Tweeted alos as Clooneysgal

  37. On May 31, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    Catherine said,

    The only thing I wish I could undo about my hair is the natural color with is a very light mousy brown color. And dye fries my hair, lol.

  38. On May 31, 2010 at 2:28 pm
    elizabeth beliak said,

    It took me a long time to love my curls. A good hair cut makes all the difference!

  39. On May 31, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    Dave S said,

    Not much hair to have to worry about it. LOL Tweeted

  40. On May 31, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    Karen R. said,

    Good article, I know I like to hide my year book photos.

  41. On May 31, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    Karen R. said,

    tweeted http://twitter.com/karenar25/status/15125510073

  42. On May 31, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    Chaya gibber said,

    I also tried hydrogen peroxide. Killed my hair!!

  43. On May 31, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    Patricia Herbert said,

    I cut my hair really short once, Never again.. Live and learn!!!

  44. On May 31, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    Esther said,

    Great article!!

  45. On May 31, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    Ria said,

    Not shocked. Amazed though yes! I love when people change according to their age and the year.Hate it when they insist on remaining at one age,no matter the year and in one year no matter the age!

  46. On May 31, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    cindy quisenberry said,

    While on vacation in CO, my sister talked my daughter and myself into chopping off our hair..”It’ will look so cute she said”. Well she was WRONG and the most our hair gets now is trimmed.

  47. On May 31, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    Paulette said,

    I have also battled the frizz. Fun article – thanks!

  48. On May 31, 2010 at 9:50 pm
    Katy said,

    I have thick, curly hair….:)

  49. On May 31, 2010 at 11:36 pm
    Crystal Allen said,

    in the 80’s i had a new wave hair cut… it was short and not cute.

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