These avant-garde hairstyles prove that hair is an incredible medium for outrageous art. From otherworldly sculpted Afros to cutting-edge haircuts, this collection of hair masterpieces is sure to satisfy any artist, fashionista or stylist.

Below, check out 40 of my favorite outrageous hair features from the Trend Hunter annals. Click and enjoy!

Implications - The sour economy and ensuing credit crunch made splurging on fashion tough for most consumers. Fashion designers responded by popularizing avant-garde hairstyles that any fashionista with a teasing comb and hairspray could emulate. These creative coifs give standard outfits personalized flair, which allows fashion photographers to lend a couture feel to even the most sparse magazine editorials.