Boy Band Hair


The boy (bands) are back! Yes, news broke yesterday that New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees, and Boyz II Men are hitting the road this summer on a group tour, in what will likely be known as One of the Greatest Things to Ever Happen (To Them? To Us?). At the Gloffice, we seized the opportunity to rock out to some sweet boy-band jams and reminisce not only about the music but also the important hair trends of the late-80s, 90s, and early 2000s: fades, feathering, flat-tops, middle-parts, bleached tips, bowl cuts, strategic front spikes, etc, etc. (For his part, Nick has a distinct memory of walking into the Astor Place barber shop at six years old, clutching an inspiration picture of NKOTB's fluffy-haired Jordan Knight for the barber.)

In the words of Boyz II Men, "It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday..." but thanks to our new summer concert plans (and this slideshow), we don't have to bid adieu quite yet.

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  • mickharper

    Was this at the Disaster on Astor?

    • ITGNick

      haha YES! Is that what it's affectionately known as? A few years later, I went in with a pic of George Clooney circa 'ER.' Needed the Caesar!

      • mickharper

        I really enjoyed this chat.

  • A. Nightmare

    Justin Timberlake in all of these... can we not?!

  • Marcia

    I really love Justin's ramen-hair phase.

  • martha

    first of all, thank you.
    second of all, WHAT is with that pic of BSB with their pants around their ankles? like, who thought that was a good idea???

    • Katrina Mock

      I guess they thought it would be sexy? :)

  • Amber

    This brought back so many embarrassing memories...

  • Jill

    Thanks for the laugh this morning! My favorite picture has to be of the gents with their pants around their ankles. What? Who dreamed that shot up? Hilarious!

  • Allie

    Mortified that I ever found some of these people attractive.

  • Katrina Mock

    Wow! Boy band hair was awful! LOL!


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