Red carpets can often be a place where each boring hairdo after the next gives you the yawns faster than your math homework. But then there are the audacious women that step onto the red carpet, recognizing it as a place to have fun, experiment, and try out all their freaky beauty desires. These ladies bring the color—hell, they bring the rainbow—and braids, knots, mohawks, and spikes.
Across generations, these intrepid women all made the decision to turn their backs on basicness, and that’s something we always applaud. Click through to see our favorites.