In 2018, Eleni Foureira raised the level with her fierce hairography for “Fuego”, almost brushing the Altice Arena roof with her long hair flips. While the class of 2019 didn’t quite reach those lengths, they did deliver some iconic hair moments.
We’ve put together a list of some of our favourites from Eurovision 2019. Vote for your favourites — or let us know in the comments section if you think another act had better hair!
Kate Miller-Heidke’s golden crown
While Kate Miller-Heidke spent her performance atop a bendy pole, her hair was her crowning glory. Kate’s shoulder-length platinum blonde hair was styled in soft waves, topped off by an art-deco style crown of spikes and stars.
Look at that fade. Just look at it. Mahmood’s hair has obviously been styled by a skilled barber, someone who knows exactly how to use hair trimmers to brutal effect. The fade leads up to longer hair on top, including a dead-straight fringe that surely must have been cut using a level.
Sarah McTernan’s classic waves
Sarah brought a classic 1950s milkbar feeling to her staging and that was echoed with her hair. The “22” ‘do was classic blonde with gentle waves. The front of the hair pulled was back, but the rest cascaded down the Irish singer’s shoulders.
Paenda’s blue mood
Sometimes it’s good to take things in a different direction. Paenda had her hair styled in a chic short bob, but it was the colour that really stood out. Paenda rocked a moody medium-blue tone, which added to the subdued feeling of her song “Limits”.
Conan Osiris’s minimalist bun
The Portuguese artist has luxuriant long, dark locks but for his Eurovision performance, he wore his hair neatly tied back in a low bun. It all contributed to the tightly choreographed, avant-garde staging of “Telemóveis”, with the clip-on black face jewellery working with his dark hair.
Srbuk’s loose braids
We always expect good hair from Armenia and Srbuk didn’t let us down. She came to the Tel Aviv stage with loose cornrow braids that ended as both braided and loose hair. It brought an edgy feeling and added more power to the “Walking Out” performance.
Klemens from Hatari’s power mullet
The Icelandic anticapitalist techno group brought a lot visually to the stage for their performance of “Hatrið mun sigra”. But one stand-out element was Klemens’ mullet. The singer is known for changing his hair, and for Eurovision he bleached it blonde, shaved the sides and grew out the back into a shaggy mullet. In a night of so much styling, Klemens brought a strong anti-fashion statement.
Jonida Maliqi’s regal aesthetic
When Jonida won Festivali i Këngës back in 2018, her hair had been styled in a chic Cleopatra bob, with a heavy fringe. By the time Eurovision came along, she’d grown out the fringe but still channeled a regal aesthetic. Jonida wore her hair loosely pinned back, accented with gold jewellery.
Bilal Hassani’s glamour wig
Bilal Hassani was wearing a wig, but that’s not to say that a wig requires any less styling than natural hair. Bilal’s waist-length blonde wig — who he nicknamed Vivi — proved him with many moments of hairography in his “Roi” performance. Taking a cue from the lyrics, the wig was Bilal’s crown.
Nevena Božović’s tousled attitude
At any given Eurovision, you can be assured of seeing glamorous women with immaculately coiffed hair. But Nevena Božović did things differently. While she still brought glamour to the Tel Aviv stage, she was perhaps inspired by the rock flavour of her ballad and ensured that her wavy blonde hair had a tousled look to it. Who has time for flawless hair when you have an emotional ballad to deliver?
Victor Crone’s everything hair
Look, sometimes a dude just needs a cool rock haircut. Too short to be long and too long to be short, hints of a mullet without being all-out mullety, Victor had all his bases covered. It was neat enough to carry off his boy-next-door charm, but with a tiny bit of bad-boy attitude.
Tamta’s wet look
It might have seemed that Tamta couldn’t beat the hairography of Cyprus’ 2018 act Eleni Fouriera, but she gave it her best shot. Tamta’s blonde bob was put to work, with a wet look and plenty of opportunities to put the hair to work.
Serhat’s clean shave
When it comes to hair, sometimes less is more. In Serhat’s case, he wasn’t interested in messing around with toupees or combovers. He embraced the bald and shaved all his hair off, giving us his stylish, iconic look. Serhat isn’t totally hairless though — he lets his beard do the talking.
Who had the best hair from Eurovision 2019?
What do you think? Vote for your favourite hair from Eurovision 2019. If your favourite is not on the list, let us know in the comments section below! As always, you can vote for as many as you like, but you can only vote once — so choose carefully!