"Silent Night, holy hair...it's 1985, everywhere." That's what Jon Bon Jovi's hair is singing to me in this pic.

Jon Bon Jovi has had some all-time coifs over the years. So let’s take a deep dive into Bon Jovi’s hair, through the years.


John Francis Bonjiovi, Jr. was born on March 2, 1962. Which, when you think about it, was a prime time to be born to have a lifetime of killer hairstyles. He hit that age when a kid starts to choose their own hairstyle during the Summer of Love in 1969. That put him square in the ’70s hair wheelhouse for his adolescent and high school years. And it set him up perfectly to be an ’80s hair-rocker.


Before we move on, I suppose we should address the whole “is Bon Jovi a hair band” issue. One could make the argument that they started off as one: they formed in 1983 and were contemporaries of a number of ’80s hair bands, metal or otherwise. But I’ve never considered them a hair band. They’re hair-adjacent, much like Deftones aren’t a nu-metal band. They’re nu-metal adjacent.


Jon Bon Jovi’s Hair, Through the Years

For the purposes of this hairy trip down memory lane, I’m focusing solely on Jon Bon Jovi’s styles during his years with the band. Yes, I’m well aware that he had a pretty interesting start to his musical career pre-Bon Jovi. But I’m lazy and I don’t want to go find pics of a young Jon Bon Jovi just to see how silly his hair looked back in they day.


No, it’s much more fun to just flip through the rich discography of Bon Jovi singles and albums and marvel at the way Jon’s hair has evolved over the years. From the ’80s through the ’90s and into the ’00s, the man has always been perfectly coiffed, and always in style. I hope my Auntie Kim reads this, as she was a stylist for all of these years and probably styled all of these ‘dos at some point.

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