Hair, hair, hair. It is the talk of the town – Tinseltown that is! When it comes to hair, everyone seems to care about it. From the popular media to news outlets in print, on radio, online, and on the television. Even fans and other celebs are keeping tabs on the hairstyles of their favorite people in Hollywood. So take a look here at our list of 20 celebs whose hair we just can’t seem to figure out.
While we know of lots of celebs who are known to sport wigs, extensions or even implants there are others who are much more private or coy about it. Katy Perry is pretty much the queen of changing her hair style, cut, and color at the snap of her fingers. Everyone else just has to deal with growing it or cutting it the old-fashioned way like everyone else. Yet we can’t help but notice that some people seem to change their hair all too often.
Either that, or they have hairlines that magically inch forward rather than backward. Yeah, male celebs are not immune to the pressures of looking great either. We have some famous men here as well who have seemingly found a way to reverse the process of balding! Which brings us to our first entry…
20. Ben Affleck
Forget about Gone Girl, Ben Affleck is living the story of gone hair! Or at least he was. That is what it seems like, anyway. If we look at Ben in photos from 2008, we can see that he was beginning to bald at the top of his head. No big deal, he is getting older. Or as we like to say, more mature. Yet that just can’t be in Hollywood! So fast-forward to 2014, and Ben is rocking a head of hair that is much fuller, thicker, and darker than in those other pictures. Tell us there has not been a hair intervention here!
19. Christina Milian
Christina Milian took a leap of faith when she decided to chop off all of her beautiful tresses and don a daring pixie cut. Well, we guess she did not like it too much because her hair became long again very shortly after… Hey, we all make mistakes, and nothing is as bad as a hair mistake! So it is good that she has the guts and money to get some decent-looking hair. That being said, her pixie should only take, oh we don’t know, maybe five years to grow out. So no worries, right?
18. Jeremy Piven
Back in 2009, actor Jeremy Piven was going to star in a play, on Broadway. Oh, the big time! But wait, he cancelled that appearance. Why? Well, many people were asking this same question and Piven quickly found himself dodging questions about his appearance. Oh my gosh; is he getting old?! He gave some weird excuse about consuming too much mercury-containing fish. Uh, okay. Well, he is nearing 50 years old, so perhaps his age is starting to catch up with him? Either way, his receding hairline seemed to move forward – a lot. Tell us that is not a hair piece!
17. Rita Ora
Rita Ora is a style maven in the musical world, and her hair always seems to be at the center of attention. If Rita is not careful, her hair is going to be more popular than herself and her music! After all, people have been saying that Rita’s hair is very “black”, even though she is not. Sure, it may be a politically-incorrect joke, but that is what people on the Web are saying! Rita has rocked long braids, a fluffy fro, and plenty of other styles to fill up several hair salon look books. In fact, her hair is becoming a part of her famous persona.
16. Joe Biden
We do not want to harp on the Vice President of the United States of America, but we do suspect some foul hair play going on here. For about 30 years, Biden has been plagued with questions and comments about his hair. Seriously, this dude is like the hair gossip star of men! And he is not even an actor! Biden has even spoken out about all of the hoopla and said that he needs to keep “some mystery” in his life. Oh well, excuse us, Mr. Biden! Keep your “natural” hair to yourself, sure! To his credit, he has his people backing him up about the whole natural hair thing, too.
15. Gloria Govan
Gloria Govan is one of the ladies who appears on the show Basketball Wives. She has been a topic of conversation in the Internet world for not having hair that is “black” enough. So maybe that is why she tries to wear something a bit more culturally appropriate. Her choices of hairstyle may have stirred up some hard feelings though. What is a girl to do? Hair is such an important element in a woman’s life, is it not? Sometimes girls just need to take a shortcut and don a wig, a weave, a hair piece, something! Oh well!
14. Nicolas Cage
Hey, what is a guy to do when he starts to go bald and Works in Hollywood? Over the years, we have watched Nicolas Cage’s hairline go back farther and farther. He is really pressing his luck, huh? In fact, people have been noticing that Cage’s age is really starting to show and it is only a matter of time before a receding hairline turns into full-on baldness. Cue the hair piece. He has been seen rocking hair that looks bushier and thicker. Hmm…okay. We will not judge, but we just hope that he owns that hair piece and does not say he just put Rogaine on his head!
13. Kimbella Vanderhee
Kimbella Vanderhee is another false-type of celeb who is featured on the show Love & Hip Hop. She is getting famous for basically picking fights and being inappropriate all the time. Anyway, she gets a lot of heat for her actions and behaviors, so the least of her problems would be rocking a hair piece. I mean, come on. The hip hop culture just demands that you have really awesome hair. That is a lot of pressure. People are busy, especially people who are busy fighting and saying nasty things about other people. While a camera crew films it all. So, Kimbella is seeking some extra help with wigs and weaves.
12. Steve Carell
Since Steve Carell is such a funny dude, we would expect him to be okay with a receding hairline, but apparently that is not the case. It looks as though he is yet another male celeb who has given in to the Hollywood stereotype of being gorgeous, or as gorgeous as Steve Carell can look, all the time. So just take a look at Steve a few years ago. His hairline was nearing the top of his head, yet if we look at later photos, his hairline has appeared to have moved up about three inches or so. Instead of having a five-head, he has a regular forehead. Ah well, hopefully he can turn that into some comedic material.
11. Kim Kardashian
There was no doubt about Kim Kardashian’s hair piece when she walked out in public donning bleach-blonde hair. What the what? This was no prank or joke, either. Kim was just trying to be her own fashionable self, apparently. We are actually quite relieved that this was not her real hair, but only a wig. Because sorry Kim, but you are not good at rocking the blonde hair. Leave the hair color switches to Katy Perry. Kim is best when sticking to her signature dark-brown long hair. That icy hair is just not your groove, girl!
10. Charlie Sheen
So apparently even tiger blood does not protect a man from balding and receding hairlines. Sorry about that, Charlie Sheen! The actor is getting up there in age now, and it looks as though his only friend left may be his hair piece. Just take a peek at some photos of Sheen from a few years back and then compare them to now. There is no way that hairlines move forward; just no way. We do not care how much you talk about Hollywood magic! Clearly, Sheen can’t let his career AND his hairline slide backwards, so we guess it is just easier to address his hair.
9. Kourtney Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian is the elder sister of the Kardashian clan and she has been going through a lot of turmoil lately. Her split with hubby Scott Disick has apparently taken a lot out of her, and she has even shown her sisters some gray hair. Wow, she must really be stressing out! She has kids to take care of, after all. Plus there is the whole being a Kardashian thing. It must be so hard to be so needy for attention all the time. Anyway, with all of those worries, there is no doubt that she needs to have some work done on her hair every so often. Come on, no one’s hair looks that perfect all the time.
8. Matthew McConaughey
Not only does it look like Matthew McConaughey has a hairline that is inching forward rather than backward, but his hair looks more conditioned, vibrant, and healthy, too! Is this just a hair piece? Seriously, he could star in a Pantene commercial next to a gorgeous woman and give her a run for her money. His hair is looking good, but it is not looking natural, that is for sure! Even so, we can’t blame him. What with the Hollywood requirements of looking absolutely flawless (even as you get older), it can be tough. Even for a guy! You are forgiven, Matthew!
7. Elle Varner
Elle Varner has actually spoken up about her curly-cue hair. The up-and-coming singer-songwriter is all the rage for her talent and her locks. She said that she has never had a perm, but she is not one to turn down a good hair piece. Especially in a pinch! Yet she is also very proud of her bouncy curls. They can just get a bit kinky at times, you know what we are talking about, right? Well, even if you do not have to deal with loads of frizz and curls, you can understand the need to turn to a trusty hair piece every now and then. We will not hold it against you, Elle!
6. Jude Law
Okay, just take a quick look at some pictures of actor Jude Law from the past. Then take a look at photos that were taken quite recently. Clearly there is some miraculous hair growth going on there! Yeah, it is okay, Jude Law. We know that you are facing the pressures of Hollywood and there are probably loads of reasons why your hair is falling out and leaving you with a bald head. Your acting career is not as stellar as it used to be, you are ageing in Tinseltown, and yadda yadda yadda. But seriously dude, your hairline has moved up a good 4 inches!
5. Kelly Osbourne
You know how Kelly Osbourne has been experimenting with being a style maven lately? Yeah! She looks great, no? She is trimmed down and looking more fashionable then ever. Even her lilac-colored hair is getting some positive feedback. Yet do not be fooled. Kelly is actually prone to rocking a hair piece to achieve that perfect look. She has said that she is not afraid to push the boundaries, of hair that is. And she even attached loads of safety pins to her tresses once! That was a real showcase! Hey, whatever works for you, Kelly. As an Osbourne, you kind of get a pass.
4. Mel Gibson
Yes, Mel Gibson was seen with a big bald spot on his head. Hey, he is getting old, okay? It happens to all of us. It is just more comical and a bit sad when it happens to celebs in Hollywood. Quick, Mel Gibson, get a hair piece! The celebrity is said to already have one. It is also believed that he has been so desperate that he tried to get a hair transplant. He also did the comb-over, which should never be attempted by anyone! Well, Mel Gibson is nearing the 60-year-old mark, so maybe it’s about time for him to bite the bullet. Just go full-on hair piece all the time!
3. Ariana Grande
Singer Ariana Grande was forced to defend her gorgeous locks and said that she has too many people hating on her hair. Hey, how is a girl supposed to rock her signature high ponytail with hair that is broken and dry? Gross! So it is really not a surprise that she wears hair extensions and hair pieces. After all, she had to dye her hair bright red for her role as Cat on the Nickelodeon show Victorious. Still, people are hatin’ on her tired hairstyle, saying that she should spice it up! And maybe she should! Hm, will we be seeing a new look from her in the future?
2. John Travolta
Yep, we all know of John Travolta. He starred in many movies and he is still going at it. Yet he has come a long way from his Grease days. He can no longer slick back his coif and look polished and tough. So out comes the hair piece, apparently. He is only 57 years old but is majorly suffering from baldness. He was even photographed in an unfortunate shot that showed him rocking a seriously receding hairline. Yet just a day later he was seen with a full head of hair. Clearly he is not trying to hide the fact that he is wearing a hair piece. We do not know whether to feel sorry for him or applaud him for his honesty!
1. Erica Mena
Erica Mena is one of the stars of the show Love & Hip Hop. She has an affinity for alcohol and using sharp objects, but the girl can’t help it. She has Latina blood in her. Anyway, she is rising to fame (in the reality-TV market anyway) and this pseudo-celeb knows how to rock some nice hair. Yet, is it really hers? Turns out she is just really good at wearing a hair piece. Oh well, at least she can make it work, so much so that she was cast as the girl in R&B singer Chris Brown’s music vid for “Yo! (Excuse Me Miss)”. She was also in Fabolous’ video for “Breath.”