6. Fishtail Hair
The fishtail hairstyle, also known as a fishtail braid, is a hairstyle that has been around for centuries and remains extremely popular today. It can be classified as a type of French braid, except the hair is divided into two sections instead of three. As the name suggests, the pattern greatly resembles the tail of a fish and in the 19th century, this hairstyle was called the “Grecian braid”.
7. The Psychobilly Wedge
Here’s a hairstyle that is a clear mix of two very famous hairstyles, the pompadour, a style made famous by Elvis, and the mohawk, yet still manages to be completely unique. It has the shaved sides common for a mohawk, however, the center is molded into the shape of a small slicked-back pompadour. It is called “psychobilly” because it is considered to be a combination of 50’s rockabilly and 70’s punk style.
This particular hairstyle was inspired by the tonsure of samurais and is a variation of the traditional Japanese topknot, which as the name suggests, consists of a knot on the top of the head. Unlike the tonsure of the samurai, which is sometimes considered the “traditional chonmage”, the modern-day chonmage does not require the top of the head to be shaved. This hairdo is most commonly worn by sumo wrestlers.
This highly inconvenient hairstyle emerged in the punk subculture. The Devilock features short carefully combed hair on either side and a long-grown strand of hair combed and sleeked down to hang in front of the face. It was famously sported by Jerry Only, the bassist of the punk rock band “Misfits”, which is where it gets its punk reverence. Jerry Only is believed to be the creator of this now popular hairstyle.
10. The Chignon
The Chignon is the ultimate going-out bun, and if you throw in some glittery, colorful, and unique accessories, you’re set for even the fanciest of occasions. The longer the hair, the more complex this hairstyle can be made, but the name essentially refers to a bun pinned together at the nape of the neck. In fact, the name “chignon” comes from the French phrase “chignon du cou”, which translates literally to “the nape of the neck”.