What do steamboats, parrots, and Lady Gaga have in common? Give up? They're just some of the inspiration behind Hair Wars competitions, elaborate hairstyling trade shows that take place all across the country. Featuring the most unique and unconventional hairstyles, Hair Wars competitions challenge salons to create outrageous styles that are pieces of art, rather than your typical 'do. Intrigued? So were we.
We did some digging and came up with the craziest Hair Wars styles out there. We're talking cars and bird cadges made entirely out of hair. Prepare to be blown away …
A style created by salon artist Little Willie, the "Hair Hummer Art Car" takes four wheels to the extreme and was featured in the book "Hair Wars," by Johanna Lenander. The real shocker for this look? Prep time takes an entire day (as in 24 hours).
Made for the braid lover in all of us, this birdcage/discoball duo is so outrageous, you almost forget the models are not wearing pants.
We know this is supposed to be avant-garde, but does anyone else think Toucan Sam, the colorful mascot of Fruit Loops cereal, was the inspiration for this look?
BCS Hair Design shaped this look for their pirate-inspired showcase. From the flowing blonde sails to the tousled blue waves, this creation is definitely puts out an eerie vibe.
Looks like someone was channeling Rafiki from "The Lion King" for this sky-high half updo.
Created by the stylists at James Anthony Salon, this hairstyle represents "Heaven," inspired by the Garden of Eden. We think it's a little more "Steamboat Willie" if you ask us ...
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