Horror Movie Hair Rated!
Its tough surviving a horror movie – most of your friend circle gets wiped out, you find yourself running for your life often in revealing clothing and if you want to make it to the closing credits you have to kill a baddie or two. But never mind the psychological effects of all of this; think about what it’s doing to your hair!! Let us now find out which final girl’s hair survived certain death and could still head a L’oreal campaign..
Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Nancy begins her final girl journey by going with the ‘natural look’ her curly 80’s barnet could have benefited with some deep conditioning but this was the decade that abused hair spray, so she can’t really be blamed. Nancy’s fight against Freddy is so traumatic that her poor hair turns white. Thus her final girl fight ends with her sporting ‘stray cat’ hair. Oh dear.
Coiffed Points 2/5
Sidney navigates the perils of nineties hair (and being stalked by a killer) nicely, she’s sporting a nice chestnut shade and only wears a scunchie once! Unfortunately the lovely autumnal shade she was working has been lost under some serious blood splatters by the closing scene but her hair has managed to retain a lot of its shine, so extra points for that!
Coiffed Points 4/5
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Sally works some beautifully natural long 70’s tresses, she clearly has avoided teasing and over styling but by her final scene her hair has been quite possibly irrevocably ruined and smothered in blood and is now working the ‘mental’ look.
Coiffed Points : 1/5
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Very disappointing this one, Julie has flat listless hair to begin with (and this was before straightening irons were really a thing) and by the end of her journey, it’s even flatter and more lifeless, Thank God she got layers in the sequel!
Coiffed points : 0/5
And the winner is :
Sidney! Well earned considering how well she avoided the horrors of scunchies.