The Star Wars universe is incredibly unique in terms of the different races and personalities of its characters. In that regard, the appearances of the characters are also quite unique, in the sense that they have different looks that you won’t see in other places. That’s why we are here to look at the 20 best hairstyles that you can see in Star Wars.
20. Mace Windu
Mace Windu was one of the strongest Jedi during the existence of the old Jedi Order. He was also recognized for his strength and leadership, and that means that he was one of the most prominent Jedi during his time and was one of the most badass Jedi in existence.
While we all know that Mace Windu doesn’t have any hair, he still makes it on this list due to how he pulls off the bald look better than anyone else in Star Wars history. Add the fact that Mace Windu is more badass than anyone, then it becomes understandable why his bald look makes it on this list.
19. Fennec Shand
Fennec Shand has one of the most unique hairstyles in the entire Star Wars universe due to the fact that this character was able to make use of the character’s name through her appearance. And this was something that Ming Na Wen, the actress, was conscious of when she started portraying the character. In an Instagram post, she said:
“We were inspired by Fennec’s name, which brings to mind the fennec fox. This fox is orange, with very big ears, is often a loner, cunning, and very stealthy. Just like Fennec Shand.
With that inspiration and some discussions, Maria came up with braids on the top of my head to mimic the fox’s ears. The long ponytail with its intricate braiding is the fox’s tail. The top front of my hair is braided, then these strands are woven into a halo wig to achieve this look. Oh, and the orange cording is Fennec’s trademark color. Pretty cool, right?
This sleek look is not easy to do and takes alot of work and skill, but Maria has the magic fingers and the mad talents! Bravo!! Now, let’s go kick some ass!”
And the only reason why this hairstyle doesn’t rank higher is the fact that not a lot of people may be able to pull it off.
Finn was one of the big three of the new Star Wars trilogy. He started off as a man who was raised to be a Storm Trooper for the First Order but began to realize that what the First Order was doing was wrong, and that prompted him to defect.
Like Windu, Finn has a very simple hairstyle that doesn’t have a lot of flair. He carries the regular yet classic shaved look really well. As such, this might be a hairstyle that some people may want to try if they think that they could pull off the simple yet very stylish look well enough.
17. Poe Dameron
Poe Dameron is the second member of the new Star Wars big three that we have on this list. He is a rebellious and brash Resistance leader who is also the best pilot in the entire galaxy during his time. He is also one of the most popular Star Wars characters due to how Oscar Isaac was able to pull the character off really well.
While he certainly doesn’t act like it, Poe Dameron has the classic Prince Charming hairstyle that’s characterized by his dark and somewhat curly hair that’s parted to one side. This is one of the most common hairstyles in history but will never go out of style due to how classic it is and how it will always look good on any guy regardless of what may be in or out.
16. Din Djarin
A lot of people forget that the Mandalorian’s name is actually Din Djarin because they often refer to him as Mandalorian or Mando. Of course, we also don’t see Din Djarin’s hair very often because of the fact that we can count how many times he has removed his helmet throughout the entire series.
While we rarely see him without his helmet, Din Djarin actually looks good under that Beskar steel headgear he always has to wear.
15. Princess Leia Crown Braid
We all know who Princess Leia of Alderaan is because she is one of the most iconic characters in the history of the Star Wars franchise because she is one of the original big three members. Of course, as revealed in the original trilogy, she is one of the two children of Luke Skywalker and Padme Amidala.
Princess Leia is known for her unique and stylish hair, but she actually has multiple hairstyles. Her iconic bun hairstyle will always be her signature look, but she does have a crown braid style that fits her persona as a princess. This hairstyle is made of two braids that were made to circle around Leia’s head to make it look like she has a crown.
14. Obi-Wan Kenobi Long
Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the characters that have had different looks throughout the history of Star Wars, but he will always be known for being portrayed by Ewan McGregor. And it was McGregor’s portrayal of the character that brought him to greater heights as he played him in three movies and in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+.
One of the most iconic looks that Kenobi has had is his long hair during the events of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. He looked like a more mature version of the same character we saw in the events of Episode I as he sports a bearded look that’s made complete with his long hair. His long hair is brushed back to reveal his ears. Of course, due to his bearded look and long hair, he actually looks like the usual portrayal of Jesus Christ in photos.
13. Young Anakin
We were first introduced to Anakin Skywalker when he was already Darth Vader, but Episode I: The Phantom Menace introduced the child Anakin who was still too innocent and too cute to be killing off Rebels throughout the entire galaxy. And Anakin didn’t resemble the armor-clad Dark Lord of the Sith one bit during his childhood.
As a child, Anakin sported the usual bowl cut that probably a lot of us here went through. This is an iconic hairstyle because of the fact that plenty of people can relate to it as they also had the same hair when they were children. So, for parents out there, you might want to give your children the same hairstyle if you want them to look as cute as young Anakin. Just make sure they don’t grow up to be like Vader.
12. Ahsoka Tano
Ahsoka Tano was introduced in Clone Wars as the headstrong and brash Padawan learning under the equally headstrong and brash Anakin Skywalker. She has since become quite popular due to her overall character growth from an immature young girl to a wise lady that ended up affecting the course of history during the events of the Mandalorian.
While her hair isn’t exactly the same hair that humans have, Ahsoka’s “hair” is still quite stylish and is very unique to her. It might be difficult for any person to pull this style off, but there are some people that might be able to pull off pig-tailed braids that are shaped like Ahsoka’s hair. And this could be a really good look for those that can pull it off.
11. Twi’lek Braids
The Twi’lek are some of the most common humanoid characters in the entire Star Wars universe, as there are prominent Twi’lek characters that have played important roles in the continuity. This includes Hera Syndulla, who was one of the main characters of Star Wars: Rebels.
In that regard, the Twi’lek don’t have hair, but they do have tentacle-like appendages on top of their heads. These appendages look like pigtails, and that means that you may be able to pull off a Twi’lek hairstyle that looks very similar to the appearances of most Twi’leks in the entire Star Wars continuity.
10. Rey’s Qui-Gon
Rey is the star of the sequel trilogy of Star Wars and is the last Jedi in the Star Wars continuity. Since her initial introduction in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Rey has had a few hairstyles that made her look iconic, cool, and very beautiful. And her Qui-Gon inspired is one of the most iconic hairstyles she has ever had.
While no one will ever do it like Qui-Gon Jinn did, Rey has a hairstyle that is very iconic in the sense that she was the only other character to use the same hairstyle in a way that is nearly as good as the original. And this is the first hairstyle that allows us to see what Rey looks like whenever her hair drops down instead of being tied in a knot.
9. Padawan Braid
The Padawans are the Jedi-in-training in the Star Wars universe. They are trained on the job and are paired with a Jedi Knight who acts as their mentor. And it is the same Jedi Knight who can assess whether or not the Padawan is ready to become a full Jedi.
What distinguishes a Padawan from a regular Jedi is the braid that can be behind the right ear. Padawans usually wear their hair short but allow this braid to grow to symbolize that they are still Padawans. It is only when they have been upgraded to Jedi Knight status that the braid is cut off.
8. Obi-Wan Kenobi Short
We already covered Kenobi’s Jesus-inspired long hair he wore during the events of Episode II. Meanwhile, during the events of Clone Wars and Revenge of the Sith, he decided to cut his hair short, which remains to be his best look.
Obi-Wan Kenobi’s short hair is similar to the long hair he wore in Attack of the Clones. This time, however, the style is shorter to give him a look that seems to be a precursor to his look as Old Ben Kenobi in Episode IV. This hairstyle retains the combed back appearance that his long hair had but is parted to the side instead.
7. Han Solo
Han Solo is one of the greatest Star Wars characters of all time. He went on to marry Leia Organa and fathered Ben Solo/Kylo Ren. On top of that, his hair is probably the most consistent out of the big three during the original trilogy because it hardly changed. And because of Solo’s popularity, his hair went on to become a cultural icon as well.
Before there were boy band icons, Solo’s bouncy hair was the talk of the 70s and 80s because of its memorable look. In fact, his hair was actually influenced by the popular hairstyles of the 70s as Han Solo himself was arguably the most popular character of the original Star Wars big three.
6. Jyn Erso
Jyn Erso is the main character of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which happens to be one of the best Star Wars movies of all time. She is the daughter of the man responsible for designing the Death Star, and, as such, her mission is to look for the plans for the Death Star so that the Rebellion can destroy it.
Of course, Jyn Erso has one of the best hairstyles in the entire Star Wars continuity. Her hair is quite rugged, and that makes it perfect for the kind of character that Jyn is. As such, her hairstyle is more on the practical side than it is on the stylish side, and that makes it quite iconic because she knows for a fact that she needs to wear her hair in a manner that defines her role and character.
5. Padme Amidala TIE Fighter Hair
Out of all of the different characters in Star Wars, Padme Amidala went through the greatest number of hair transformations throughout her entire tenure in the prequel trilogy movies, and that’s because she was a politician that needed to look good for different reasons. As such, she has a lot of different hairstyles.
But the best Padme hairstyle that we could think of is the one with the buns that allow her to look like a TIE Fighter. This hairstyle must’ve been inspired by the TIE Fighters seen in the original trilogy, even though they didn’t exist in the prequel trilogy. Still, her penchant for amazing hairstyles indeed proves that Padme is Leia’s mother.
4. Princess Leia Classic Bun
Princess Leia has had a lot of hairstyles throughout the entire Star Wars continuity, just like her mother, who didn’t have a permanent hairstyle. However, Leia does own the most iconic hairstyle to come out of Star Wars.
Leia was first introduced with the classic bun hairstyle that makes her look like a true princess that grew up privileged. This was the look that ultimately became her signature hairstyle, although Leia did undergo a lot of different hairstyle changes over the course of the entire Star Wars continuity.
3. Rey Three Knots
Even though Rey doesn’t have the same kind of fan following that Leia and Padme have, she is still one of the most popular characters in the history of Star Wars. Of course, her iconic looks and style allowed her to become as popular as she is, especially when you look at the fact that she has some of the best hairstyles in Star Wars.
Rey was first introduced as a scavenger in Jakku, and that meant that she needed to wear her hair in a manner that didn’t bother her job. As such, she wore a hairstyle with three top knots. This look is seemingly similar to the same style that the samurai used to wear, but instead of one knot, she has three. And this hairstyle immediately made Rey iconic.
2. Qui-Gon Jin
While he only appeared in one movie, Qui-Gon Jin is still one of the coolest and most popular characters in the entire Star Wars continuity. He was introduced as Obi-Wan’s master during the events of Episode I: The Phantom Menace. In that movie, he was portrayed to be a wise Jedi that wasn’t afraid to do things outside the book if it meant doing the right thing.
Of course, Qui-Gon also has one of the most iconic hairstyles in the entire Star Wars universe. He sported a hairstyle that made him look like a samurai warrior as the back part of his hair was dropped down but is tied from the front. And this look was the inspiration for one of the other iconic hairstyles that Rey had.
1. Kylo Ren
Kylo Ren isn’t the most popular character because of how he was the one responsible for his father’s death. Nevertheless, this angry and emotional former Jedi is a force to be reckoned with, especially when he has a lightsaber in his hand. And while he was initially introduced as an antagonist, he eventually became one of the good guys responsible for the ultimate death of Emperor Palpatine.
Of course, Kylo Ren’s hair is very iconic because of how it really looks great. He has long dark locks that he allows to drop down while fighting without any sort of inhibition. Had he been less emotional, he could’ve been a Disney prince with that kind of hairstyle.