As we all mourn the news of Prince’s passing at the age of 57, we look to honor just one aspect of the indelible impact the widely acclaimed legend had on music, fashion and the world.
When the Minnesota-native first burst onto the scene in the late ’70s he became as renown for his eccentric style as he was for his revolutionary sound. And, as his sound evolved over the course of 39 studio albums in his career, so did his hair.
From afros and finger waves to pixies and pin curls, the Purple One rocked just about every hairstyle imaginable serving major hair inspiration that invoked both hair envy and sex appeal in one fell swoop.
As we celebrate his memory, click through to view four decades of Prince Rogers Nelson’s hair reign.
Curls circa 1980
Famous badass style
It was the year of Prince’s 1999 (but this was 1983)