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40 Avant-Garde Hairstyles

From Helicopter Hair to Tornado-Swept Tresses

— May 24, 2009 — Fashion
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.
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Matching Your Hair & Outfits
Matching Your Hair & Outfits
Geospirit S/S 09 Ad Campaign Calls For Barbie Look
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Vibrant Hair Editorials
Vibrant Hair Editorials
Rainbow-Colored “Seasons Sensationals” in Tush Magazine
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Coiled Man Hair For Women
Coiled Man Hair For Women
Shehawks at Emporio Armani
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Feather Faces
Feather Faces
Fabulous Avian Hairpieces From the Lanvin Fall 2009 Collection
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Real Life Rapunzels
Real Life Rapunzels
Time To Cut These Insane Fairytale Hairstyles
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Extreme Political Statement Hairstyles
Extreme Political Statement Hairstyles
The Sarah Palin Art Wig
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Dresses Made of Tresses
Dresses Made of Tresses
Pantene Pro-V Ad Promises Healthy Hair Growth
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Shaggy Mop Hair
Shaggy Mop Hair
Robert Pattinson's Scruffy New Bob in ‘How To Be'
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Braided Bonding
Braided Bonding
Close Companionship Via Self-Inflicted Conjoined Hairstyles
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Haute Haircuts
Haute Haircuts
Hair-Raising Styles From Kristin Beery
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Stone Hairstyles
Stone Hairstyles
Milan Salon Intrecci's Ad Campaign Emphasizes Italian Beauty
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Tornado Hair
Tornado Hair
'I Am the Storm' by Lill-Veronica Skoglund Features Wild Windswept Hair
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Wild Patriotic Hairstyles
Wild Patriotic Hairstyles
Sculptural Styles Showcase Regional Pride
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Hair Extensions for Babies
Hair Extensions for Babies
BabyBangs Give Instant Hair to Bald Baby Girls
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Human Cat Hair
Human Cat Hair
Surreal Photography By Cleo Sullivan Captivates With Quirkiness
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Avant-Garde Afros
Avant-Garde Afros
Rui Faria Snaps Sculptural Hairdos in ‘Eclipse' for Volt
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Pixie Perfect
Pixie Perfect
Kate Gosselin's Hair Stays Gorgeous, Despite Media Bashing
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Sculptural Hairtography
Sculptural Hairtography
Visual Hair Landscapes by Arnold Gustavo Lopez Manas
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Needle Fashion for Nurses
Needle Fashion for Nurses
Syringe Hair Accessories
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Giant Hair Editorials
Giant Hair Editorials
Vogue's "Power Hair" Honors Hairstylist Julien D'Ys
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Multi-Tone Streaks
Multi-Tone Streaks
Streekers Temp Hair Color
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Hair Gone Wild Editorials
Hair Gone Wild Editorials
Vogue Russia Goes for The Extreme
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Return of the Beehive
Return of the Beehive
Karl Lagerfeld & Amy Winehouse Bring Back Retro Hair Style
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Hairstyles Take Flight
Hairstyles Take Flight
Feathered Styles
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80's-Inspired Hairstyles
80's-Inspired Hairstyles
Braided Dreadlocks Are Topshop Unique Chic
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Crazy Hairstyle Editorials
Crazy Hairstyle Editorials
‘Puppet' in Numero Korea Shows Some Wild ‘Dos
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Knitted Wigs
Knitted Wigs
Meg Reardon's DIY Style Statement Signals the End of Bad Hair Days
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Cocky Hairdos
Cocky Hairdos
Feathery Finery Wins International Fantasy Hair Contest
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Wild Bouffant Hairstyles
Wild Bouffant Hairstyles
Allure Magazine Gives Taylor Swift a Gigantic Frizzy 'Do
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Horizontal Hair Stripes
Horizontal Hair Stripes
Contrasting Hair Colors
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Animal-Inspired Hair Sculptures
Animal-Inspired Hair Sculptures
Nagi Noda's Hair Hats Are Freakishly Wild
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Fashionably White Hair
Fashionably White Hair
Calvin Klein Collection S/S 09 Menswear Ads Go For Silver Look
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Helicopter Hair
Helicopter Hair
Extreme Coiffures
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Marie Antoinette Hairstyles
Marie Antoinette Hairstyles
John Galliano's Fantastical Coiffures
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Hair Bows
Hair Bows
Lady Gaga Goes For The Real-Life Sailor Moon Hairstyle
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Avant-Garde Hair Designs
Avant-Garde Hair Designs
Alex Moser Wins Austrian Hairdressing Award
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Animal Hair Hats
Animal Hair Hats
Nagi Noda Creations
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Greaser Hairstyles for Women
Greaser Hairstyles for Women
MaxMara SS09 Campaign Channels John Travolta in Grease
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Blonde Beehive Hairstyles
Blonde Beehive Hairstyles
Guess Spring 2009 Campaign Brings Back 1960s Fashion
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