Ugh, hair. Sometimes you have luscious, deep-conditioned, well-highlighted tresses like Sarah Braverman and the male and female stars of Twilight, and sometimes you look like Bradley Cooper at the beginning of Limitless. We all have our bad days, but sometimes actors must endure entire bad hair seasons. It’s hard out there for a star! Below, our scraggly shortlists for 2011’s Worst Movie and TV Hair.
Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Something’s alive in there. If only we could hack in and figure it out.
Cal Weaver’s (Steve Carell) pre-makeover “Supercuts haircut” in Crazy. Stupid. Love.
We’re all trying not to look!
Bobby Pellitt (Colin Farrell) in Horrible Bosses
Does this hairstyle make me look fat? Fire me!
Rick (Owen Wilson) in Hall Pass
Only Carson Kressley can barely pull this coif off.
Skeeter Phelan (Emma Stone) in The Help
The whole time I just imagined her cringing inside, Agggghh, my hair!
Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard) in Green Lantern
Is it weird if I make this my wallpaper? It’s getting my vote.
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in Thor
He can’t help it; he comes from a place where magic and science are one and the same and neither contain scissors.
Obviously tell us whose filmy hair we neglected to mention in the comments.
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Now onto TV.
Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe) on Parks and Recreation
December’s teased (and highlighted?) mullet is even worse than October’s unkempt hair helmet. If that’s even possible!
Bad Idea Bangs: Haddie (Sarah Ramos) on Parenthood
Bad Idea Bangs: Robin (Cobie Smulders) on How I Met Your Mother
She’s so cute, but this is by far her hair’s worst season to date.
Bad Idea Bangs: Carrie Ann Inaba on Dancing With the Stars
Will the judges please reveal their eyes?
Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher) on Two and a Half Men
The shirtlessness helps, but still. Jesus!
Josh Krajcik on The X Factor
You just really want to wash it.
Missy (Jennifer Hall) on Up All Night
“Anything but a mullet or Rachel from Friends!” Instead, this.
Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin) on Once Upon a Time
Perhaps the reason Mary Margaret always looks so sad in Storybrooke is because she has brief, inexplicable visions of her long and luscious Snow White hair in Fairytale.
Which terrible ‘dos did we neglect? Nominate your own 2011 hair-don’ts in the comments!
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