Jon Bon Jovi is one of the most admired and successful stars in the genre of rock music, the phrase “he’s seen a million faces and rocked them all” is not just a lyric, it’s a fact.
During his career, he has released two solo albums and twelve studio albums with his band, Bon Jovi which to date have sold over 130 million albums worldwide making him one of the world’s best selling music artists. In addition to his music career, Jon started an acting career in the 90’s, with starring roles in several movies.
In 2006 he founded The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation which exists to combat issues that force families and individuals into economic despair, and in 2011, he opened the JBJ Soul Kitchen, a community restaurant where patrons pay what they can afford for their meal, either with money or by volunteer work.
The list of his accolades and achievements both as an artist and a humanitarian are endless, however all of it instantly fades into the background every time Jon Bon Jovi changes his hair.
The hair is terribly important. Why? I guess it depends on the individual. My theory is that the hair has probably had a starring role in the fantasies of almost every female Jon Bon Jovi fan. You know its true dear reader, so don’t even attempt to deny it.
Lets give in to nostalgia and take a look back at some of the changes Jon Bon Jovi has made to his hair through the decades.
The 1980’s: Jon Bon Jovi, A Glam-rock Superstar
Jon Bon Jovi was deservedly termed “glam-rock’s pin-up boy” during the “hair metal” era. But as bands and musicians from the 1980’s withered away, failing to keep pace with changing times, Jon Bon Jovi remained in the fray.
The 1990’s: Jon Bon Jovi Cuts His Hair
When Jon cut his hair in the 1990’s, fans reacted positively for the most part, swooning over his amazing features and boyish smile that were no longer hidden behind his hair.
“I never anticipated the attention I received, you know, both good and bad. I had no idea that anybody would even care or notice, to be honest with you. When I got a haircut, I thought, hey, it’ll grow back, no big deal. But it truly got more attention than I ever thought.” – Jon Bon Jovi: Interview in 1993, Birmingham.
The 2000’s: Not Old, Just Older
Coinciding with the release of his band’s album, Crush in 2000, Jon had his hair cut at collar length, with side-swept bangs and a razored, wispy finish. The layers, with no clearly defined parting gave his hair a naturally messy look. This hairdo was very popular with fans and Jon retained it for a long time (with a minor change every once in a while).
Now in 2015…
In the past Jon has spoken about his intention to grow old naturally. “I ain’t gonna do no shots, no Botox, no hair plugs, anything,” he told Germany’s Reader’s Digest magazine in 2010. “I’m comfortable enough in my skin to know that such is life. I’d rather age gracefully.”
And age gracefully he most certainly has. So its rather fitting that these days Jon has decided to rock the all natural grey look. Now lets all take a moment to embrace Jon Bon Jovi’s new “Silver Fox” status.