Rock star Jon Bon Jovi will go down in history, if not for penning the ultimate break-up anthem (1986’s “You Give Love A Bad Name”) then for his iconic hair. The Bon Jovi frontman led the pack of glam hair metal bands in the ’80s – with his trademark mullet and blond-streaked curls – and has successfully undergone nearly every transformation over the years to become the dignified silver fox he is today.
His naturally aging locks are a look that the New Jersey-bred rocker naturally evolved into. “I’m comfortable enough in my skin to know that such is life. I’d rather age gracefully,” he once told Germany’s Reader’s Digest, adding that, “I ain’t gonna do no shots, no Botox, no hair plugs, anything.” And that's just fine by his longtime love, Dorothea, Jon's high school sweetheart who he married in 1989 and with whom he has four children.
As his band prepares to release their 14th album, This House Is Not For Sale, later this month, they're also gearing up for a characteristically powerhouse and nostalgia-inducing world tour. As the voice behind “Wanted Dead Or Alive" – who once proclaimed to be “just the singer in a long-haired rock ‘n’ roll band” – turns 54 on Mar. 2, we look back on the biggest (literally!) and best hair transformations Jon Bon Jovi rocked throughout the last three decades.