2013 was a year of #selfies and musical comebacks but it was also a year of reinvention, with social media-savvy pop culture icons using their hair as a point of transformation-- and, of course, a way to get people talking. From Michelle Obama’s headline-making bangs to Rihanna’s red carpet doobie wrap, hair was a frequent news item this year. The most ubiquitous of all was the pixie cut—worn by Beyoncé, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, and a handful of actresses-- which felt like the middle finger of hairstyles in a year where pretty was out
and fugly fashion
was on trend. Here are some of the many highlights -- figuratively speaking-- from the year in hair.