The Most Tragic Red Carpet Hair Disasters

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The Most Tragic Red Carpet Hair Disasters
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Celebrities have professionals on hand to coif their hair into shape before every public appearance, so bad hair days shouldn't happen to them, right? Sadly, it seems no one is safe, whether you're ScarJo or J.Lo.The good news? These stars are living proof that hair tragedy strikes and you can still come out on top. Plus, we have some hair styling tips to help you avoid your own hair disasters.

Angelina Jolie Goes Goth at the 2000 Oscars
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Angelina Jolie Goes Goth at the 2000 Oscars

Angelina Jolie may be a maven of sophisticated style these days, but she wasn't always on top of her hair game. Back in 2000, the actress attended the Oscars rocking what appeared to be Morticia's wig. Scary.

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Jennifer Lopez's Bizarre Bouffant Curls
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Jennifer Lopez's Bizarre Bouffant Curls

The Oscars are the most glamorous event of the year, yet Jennifer Lopez chose this occasion to do "pageant" hair – a frightening combination of tight curls and back-combed bouffant sprayed to within an inch of its life. Want to get tamed curls? Check out our link below.

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Marcia Gay Harden's Helmet Hair at the 2004 Oscars
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Marcia Gay Harden's Helmet Hair at the 2004 Oscars

She's not known as a style risk-taker, so whatever possessed Marcia Gay Harden to step out with this hair "don't" at the 2004 Oscars is anyone's guess. A childish braided headband perched atop a perfectly rigid beehive style was bad enough, but the severe side part combed over her forehead really takes the cake. Poor Marcia.

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Scarlett Johansson's Fuzzy, Matted 2005 Oscars Hair
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Scarlett Johansson's Fuzzy, Matted 2005 Oscars Hair

A touch of artfully created texture is one thing, but Scarlett Johansson's frizzy, messy up-do at the 2005 Oscars was more confusing than anything. The front of this look was all bleached fluffy curls flopping over her forehead, but the back was crafted into an unbrushed up-do and then topped off with a rather incongruous tiara. Perhaps her stylist was out of conditioner that day.

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Miley Cyrus' Extension Overload at the 2008 Grammys
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Miley Cyrus' Extension Overload at the 2008 Grammys

Miley Cyrus was a mere 15-years-old when she made her way down the carpet at the 2008 Grammy awards, so she can be forgiven for allowing this tacky hair nightmare to happen. The singer was so weighed down with fake hair that day, it's a surprise she could hold her head up at all. Watch our video below for easy tips to apply natural-looking hair extensions.

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Drew Barrymore's Bird's Nest at the 2009 Golden Globes
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Drew Barrymore's Bird's Nest at the 2009 Golden Globes

Beautiful blue gown -- check. Glittering jewels -- check. Cute bag and shoes -- check. Crazy, wild, ratted hair -- er, check. Drew Barrymore looked like she'd come straight from a grueling day on the "Dynasty" set at the 2009 Golden Globes. Her scary hair was huge with 80s-style swooping side bangs and an "I just woke up" look. Avoid frizziness with safe, homemade treatments (see link below) or anti-frizz products.

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Lisa Rinna Wigs Out at the 2009 Oscars
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Lisa Rinna Wigs Out at the 2009 Oscars

This look defies all explanation, but whatever happened to Lisa Rinna's hair between the shampoo bowl and the final spritz of pre-Oscar hairspray in 2009 was a true hair tragedy. Could she have forgotten to take the rollers out until she was in the limo, then panicked and hurried off, unbrushed? It remains a mystery.

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Helena Bonham Carter's Baffling BAFTA 2011 Hair
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Helena Bonham Carter's Baffling BAFTA 2011 Hair

Helena Bonham Carter likes to mix things up with her unique style -- whether it's her outfit or her hair, which appears to be a cross between "mad professor" and Tina Turner hair. She rocked this look at the 2011 BAFTAs. Despite it's slightly unflattering qualities, she probably saves thousands of dollars skipping the salon, but at least she's consistent. Like the messy look? Make it chic in a bun with the tips below.

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