Surfing the interwebs yesterday, I stumbled across this handy infographic by Pop Chart Lab* which reduces pop stars to their haircuts. Identifying Cat Stevens by

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Apropos of Nothing: The 10 Craziest Hair Styles in Rock

Surfing the interwebs yesterday, I stumbled across this handy infographic by Pop Chart Lab* which reduces pop stars to their haircuts. Identifying Cat Stevens by his unruly mop is fun and all, but it got me thinking about some of the archetypal styles in rock and even their evolution. Did hair metal spawn emo, for instance? We may never know, but here are ten iconic styles preferred by musicians through the ages.

1. The Pompadour

Style icon: Elvis

Also sported by: Morrissey, Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer, Adam Lambert, Janelle Monáe

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Gotta love the vintage Moz.

There's something delectable about the slicked-back, greasy look of a properly constructed pompadour.

2. The Afro

Style icon: Jimi Hendrix, the Jackson 5

Also sported by: Erykah Badu, Esperanza Spaulding, Phil Spector

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Secretly the style I am most jealous of.

3. Dreads

Style icon: Bob Marley

Also sported by: Adam Duritz, Lil Wayne, Zach de la Rocha, Crystal Bowersox

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He looks so happy.

Marley gets a pass, but the balding-with-dreads look of Counting Crows' Duritz is tragic.

4. Buzzcut

Style icon: Sinéad O'Connor

Also sported by: Britney Spears, Solange Knowles, Kanye West

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Sinéad rocked it, while in Britney's case it was indicative of troubled times.

5. Ridiculous '80s hair

Style icon: Mike Score of A Flock of Seagulls

Also sported by: Jared Leto, Robert Smith, Cyndi Lauper, Adam Ant

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I can't unsee it.

Judging from this pic of Jared Leto; tragic '80s 'dos can't be confined to just one decade.

6. The Beehive

Style icon: the Ronettes

Also sported by: Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Amy Winehouse

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The higher the hair, the closer to God?

7. The Teen Idol

Style icon: Justin Bieber

Also sported by: the Monkees, early Beatles

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There's just something irresistible about swishy bangs (to tween girls, at least).

8. Scene hair

Style icons: Panic at the Disco, Tokio Hotel

Also sported by: Paramore, pretty much all emo bands

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Tokio Hotel. Please note that the one who looks like Sonic the Hedgehog and the one sporting the hat/dreads combo are twins.

The amount of Aquanet these guys must go through boggles the mind.

9. Hair metal (the whole genre)

Style icon: Poison

Also sported by: Nitro, Cinderella, that guy at the bar who still thinks it's 1988

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Hair metal has always confused me--that's supposed to be sexy?

10. Punk hair

Style icons: the Sex Pistols

Also sported by: Punk bands through the ages from Siouxsie Sioux to Green Day.

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The Distillers

*Apologies if you've already seen it--as Dan Savage says, the Internet is a race and you won.

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