A new season of Teen Mom OG is upon us, and to celebrate the occasion, The Ashley has decided to take a look back at some of the show’s most hair-raising moments– literally! Over the past six seasons of ‘Teen Mom OG’ (and nearly eight seasons of Teen Mom 2) the franchise’s cast has sported some wacky, weird and downright ridiculous ‘dos!
While some girls, such as Maci Bookout, have kept their hair relatively normal during the course of their reality TV careers, other girls, such as Leah Messer and Chelsea Houska, enjoyed changing their up their ‘dos, although they didn’t always make good decisions (in both life and hair!)
Although it was hard for The Ashley to narrow it down to just 20 bad looks, here are her choices for the worst ‘Teen Mom’ franchise hair looks of all time!
20. Leah Messer’s “Mom” Hair
Back in 2014, ‘Teen Mom 2’ star Leah Messer chopped off long hair (and extensions) and sported this blond “Mom ‘do.” While the hair style itself isn’t bad, it looks more appropriate for a 45-year-old PTA mom than a girl who was barely 22 years old! (That ‘smart’ purple button-up shirt certainly didn’t help things, either.) Luckily Leah’s ‘Long Island Medium’ ‘do didn’t stick around long.
19. Catelynn Lowell’s Slick-n-Speedy Bangs ‘n’ Bun Combo
Catelynn Lowell’s trusty greased-over bangs and bun appeared so much during the last season of ‘Teen Mom OG,’ it really should have had its own torn piece of paper nametag-thingy at the bottom of the screen. In fact, there was rarely a scene from Season 6 that Catelynn sported any other hair style.
18. Jenelle Evans’ Infamous ‘Kesha’ Feathered ‘do
Jenelle Evans will forever be associated with two things: Ke$ha and wearing ridiculous feathers in her hair, thanks to a memorable scene filmed back in 2012. In case you actually had a life back in 2012 and didn’t watch ‘Teen Mom 2,’ allow The Ashley to tell the story. Jenelle, sitting there looking like some sort of taxidermied bird with a head full of feathers, explains to her lawyer that she simply can’t go to jail on a certain day, because she’s got tickets to see Ke$ha that day! “That’s why I got all these feathers in my hair!” she wails. “Because of the concert!” No list of ‘Teen Mom’ hair styles would be complete without a mention of this look.
17. Farrah Abraham’s Frizzed-Out Extension Mess
Farrah has sported her share of bad hair extensions (see the rest of this list for examples), but these frizzed-out fake locks definitely deserve a spot on this list! From the odd coloring, to the frizzy strands that drape exhaustively over her shoulder, the hair ‘do is a big don’t. (Farrah’s mother, Debra, will no doubt eventually show up with this hair look at some point, though.)
16. Butch Baltierra’s Salt-n-Peppa Mullet
The Ashley included Butch Baltierra’s famous multi-colored mullet on this list because she understands that not everyone appreciates this example of hair wonder quite like she does. During the first seasons of ‘Teen Mom,’ Butch was known almost as much for his hair as his quotes. When Butch was released from prison in 2015, he chopped his mullet off, and The Ashley wept. #NeverForget
15. Leah Messer’s “Ravioli-Making” Hair
Leah makes her second appearance on this list for this messed-and-stressed look she sported back in 2015. In a memorable scene, Leah hair looks like this while she frantically tries to make her kids a midnight dinner of canned raviolis. At this point, Leah’s life was a mess– and so was her hair.
14. Catelynn Lowell’s Long Bangs & Short Curls Combo
Catelynn earned her second spot on this list for this interesting ‘do, which she wore during her ’16 and Pregnant’ episode, and occasionally during the first season of ‘Teen Mom.’ From the long, swoopy bangs that nearly cover her eyes, to the over-gelled crunchy curls, Catelynn’s look for the first season of the show was a definite “don’t” (although it was just a little bit adorable, too!)
13. Farrah Abraham’s Horribly Unblended Hair Extensions
Farrah’s hair during the famous ‘Teen Mom OG’ scene in which she pushed Producer Larry Musnik was overshadowed by her actions that day, but it’s time to recognize just how bad Farrah’s hair extensions were during this scene. It literally looks like Farrah took off her gardening shower cap and took a weed-wacker to her poor hair extensions, leaving them a chunky, unblended mess.
12. Debra Danielsen’s Feathered ‘Do
One only needs to look at Deb’s hair from the first seasons of ‘Teen Mom’ to know why she named her daughter Farrah. After all, she’s sporting a feathered hairdo reminiscent of the late actress Farrah Fawcett! (Who knows where Deb got the inspiration for that pile of feathered bangs, though!) Debra ditched this ‘do somewhere around the time that ‘Teen Mom’ became ‘Teen Mom OG,’ and her closet started to become filled with fake leather pants and halter tops.
11. Chelsea Houska’s Blonde Helmet
Chelsea Houska appeared to be ready for space travel (or an emo concert in the early 2000s) with this blonde “hair helmet,” which she sported in the early days of ‘Teen Mom 2.’ Chelsea bleached, teased and ratted her hair to new heights for this look, and even included a couple of “Ke$ha feathers” in her ‘do as a possible tribute to her co-star, Jenelle.
10. Ryan Edwards’ “Fresh From A Nap” Moptop
Ryan snagged a spot on this list for this look, which he wore throughout the sixth season of ‘Teen Mom OG.’ Ryan, who had once sported that slicked-back, jet-black hairdo that teen girls love and their mothers fear, has aged a lot over the six seasons of ‘Teen Mom,’ but in Season 6 his hair became a bed-head mess that was almost as big as his eyes.
Adam Lind’s shaved head/tiny mohawk look helped conceal his baldness, but it certainly didn’t help him look less douchey! Adam proudly sported this look during a visit to the gym. (He completed the ensemble with a muscle tank and a creepy smile, as you do.) The landing strip on Adam’s head comes and goes frequently these days.
8. Chelsea Houska’s Top Ramen Hair
Chelsea Houska’s hair has gone through quite the transformation over the course of her reality TV career. One of her biggest hair missteps came in the first seasons of ‘Teen Mom 2,’ when she sported this bleached blonde curly catastrophe! Her curls resembled everyone’s favorite 19 cent ramen treat, while the short layers on top created a strange blonde halo going around the top of Chelsea’s head.
7. Debra Danielsen’s Wig of Horrors
Although The Ashley debated whether or not Debra’s wild wig should be included on this list (since it wasn’t, in fact, real hair), she decided to put it in because of how cringe-worthy the whole scene in which Deb wore it actually was. During the Season 6 Reunion, Deb proudly sported this Halloween wig on stage for her interview with Dr. Drew. When she asks the audience what they think of her fun new look…she was met with totally awkward silence, forcing her to cheer for herself. Deb gives herself the thumbs-up sign and utters a quiet “Awesome!”
6. Leah Messer’s Bangin’ Multi-Colored Mess
Leah Messer obviously couldn’t decide which hair style she wanted for Season 3– so she combined every possible hairstyle ever and…got this. From the long bangs, to the stringy-straight strands in multiple colors, this may be one of the worst ‘Teen Mom 2’ hair looks of all time!
5. Chelsea Houska’s Roots Display
Chelsea proved during a 2014 episode of ‘Teen Mom 2’ that keeping up her current bright red hair color is not easy! The camera crew showed up and Chelsea was obviously not camera ready. Her roots were in desperate need of a dye, and her hair looked like it could have used a hose-off. These days, Chelsea rarely is filmed looking anything less than camera-ready.
4. Amber Portwood’s Roseanne Barr Bangs
During the first season of ‘Teen Mom,’ Amber was apparently using a bowl to measure where to cut her bangs. The long, straight bangs went almost to her Wet ‘n’ Wild eyeliner-lined eyes. In addition, her face was completely framed in dark black hair, making her look more like Roseanne’s Gary-hating little sister than a reality TV star.
3. Kail Lowry’s Dreadful Dreads
Kail has kept her hair pretty basic during her reality TV career (although she has been known to do some pretty nifty braids, especially when her hair was long.) However, when she debuted this twisted dreadlock mess on social media in 2016, she got a ton of blacklash from fans who felt she was appropriating black culture. Luckily, Kail took out her twisted dreads after a few days.
2. Chelsea Houska’s Season 1 Reunion Look
This will never not be funny.
Tyler Baltierra’s hair is usually on point, but for some reason during this Season 6 episode, Tyler allowed his hair to look like some sort of furry rodent crawled up on the top of his head and died. (Also– is he wearing a black toupee in front? No, seriously…is he?) Perhaps Tyler was considering growing himself a multi-colored mullet like his dad, Butch?
Did The Ashley forget one of your favorite ‘Teen Mom’ bad hair looks? Be sure to include your choices in the comment section below!
(Photos: MTV, Instagram)