Rock ‘n’ roll can be broken down as follows: 10% fashion, 10% music and 110% HAIR. We know that adds up to 130%. That’s why we’re writing for a fashion site and aren’t quantum physicists. But it also acts to highlight just how important good hair can be in the making of a musical and cultural icon, and cementing the status of bona-fide rock ‘n’ roll stars. Where would Elvis be without his quiff? Or Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust without his…his unique style? On the dole queue, that’s where. Here, Brandish pick out the 20 most iconic hair styles in rock ‘n’ roll history.
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Guns N' Roses' Slash let his guitar do the talking, laying down some of the finest riffs in rock and metal history. With the focus on his fingers, Slash stepped back behind curly black hair and trademark top hat, giving him an aura of mystique and creating one of the most instantly recognisable figures in modern rock.