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Five Memorable Michael Jackson Hair Moments

by rachael / last updated June 25, 2014

On the fifth anniversary of Michael Jackson’s untimely death, we remember a man that was as much acclaimed for his style as his musical legacy.

From the free-and-easy early days ‘fro to the loose kiss curls hanging over one eye that later became a Michael trademark, the King of Pop understood well the impact that hair could have on an overall style.

Following that Pepsi hair-burning incident, Michael often relied on wigs to achieve his on-stage looks. His most recent stylist Lynda Parrish even exhibited a selection of his pieces in an exhibition entitled The Hands That Touched a King.

Today, we take a look back at five of the moments that most inspired us over Michael’s career.

A young Michael in 1972 favouring a full, disco-friendly 'fro

A young Michael in 1972 favouring a full, disco-friendly ‘fro

Looser curls in 1979 as Michael launched his solo career

Looser curls in 1979 as Michael launched his solo career

A mass of tumbling, shoulder-length curls make an impact on stage in 1988

A mass of tumbling, shoulder-length curls make an impact on stage in 1988

The Thriller video combined rock 'n' roll with romance - we loved these loose kiss curls

The Thriller video combined rock ‘n’ roll with romance – we loved these loose kiss curls

In later years, Michael opted for a smoother style with plenty of volume

In later years, Michael opted for a smoother style with plenty of volume

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