Bad Cher days! After her mega-Afro this week, we comb through 45 years of pop"s wildest hair


Bad Cher days! After her mega-Afro this week, we comb through 45 years of pop's wildest hair

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23:38 GMT, 23 April 2012

Wearing the Afro-wig to end them all, Cher yesterday upstaged her son Chaz as he won two gongs as a gay and lesbian awareness awards ceremony in Los Angeles, California.

But that dramatic statement hairdo was just the latest incredible barnet the pop veteran has boasted over her four-and-a-half decades in the limelight.

From dark, long bangs in the Sixties, to mad mullets in the Eighties, the Daily Mail presents here a history of Cher… in hair.

Hair raising: Cher with her son Chaz in yesterday's Mail

Hair raising: Cher with her son Chaz in yesterday's Mail

On the fringe: Cher in 1965

On the fringe: Cher in 1965

Chart topper: Her 1973 look

Chart topper: Her 1973 look

A star is shorn: Blonde in 1984

A star is shorn: Blonde in 1984

Like an Egyptian: Cleo style in 1985

Like an Egyptian: Cleo style in 1985

Winning streaks in June 1985

Winning streaks in June 1985…

... and 13 days later, a mad mullet

… and 13 days later, a mad mullet

Sexy The Rod Stewart look in 1988

Sexy The Rod Stewart look in 1988

Making waves: Mermaids role in 1990

Making waves: Mermaids role in 1990

Curl power: On stage in 1992

Curl power: On stage in 1992

Purple mane: A wild wig in 1992

Purple mane: A wild wig in 1992

Perm warfare: Tousled locks in 1996

Perm warfare: Tousled locks in 1996

A silver gem: At the 1999 Brits

A silver gem: At the 1999 Brits

Playing it straight: Red later that year

Playing it straight: Red later that year

Back to black: At the 2000 Oscars

Back to black: At the 2000 Oscars

Life's a beach: Blonde again in 2000

Life's a beach: Blonde again in 2000

Curly wurly: A sweet style for 2001

Curly wurly: A sweet style for 2001

Mini retro: Sixties fringe returns in 2003

Mini retro: Sixties fringe returns in 2003

Bronze age: At the Grammys in 2008

Bronze age: At the Grammys in 2008

I got hue, babe: A new colour in 2010

I got hue, babe: A new colour in 2010