Stars are supposed to look cool. Some logic is lost, however, when apocalypse survivors battling zombies and/or Australians for Earth’s few remaining resources boast salon-quality hair. With Fear the Walking Dead getting rolling and new nuclear disaster flick Z for Zachariah hitting theaters, let us hail the women keeping their locks lustrous and the men maintaining perfectly trimmed goatees as millions die around them.
In John Boorman’s legendary 1974 dose of insanity, Sean Connery’s hair almost overshadows his outfit.
The bangs-and-goatee combo reminds us that he’s good at hunting, tracking and grooming.
He awakens from a coma to find the hospital deserted and civilization collapsed… except for the barber who maintains those sideburns.
Not even the mutant baby is as eye-catching as the pompadour in David Lynch’s debut.
To summarize… post-nuclear apocalypse, civilization collapsed, Mila Kunis’ hair looks amazing.
The film’s relentless car chases stop for what appears to be a commercial about a shampoo that works no matter your hair color.
No water, but apparently still peroxide for those great highlights.
If a woman’s gonna make her way in a man’s world (particularly a post-apocalyptic man’s world), she needs earrings.
And suddenly we know where Will Ferrell’s Chazz Michael Michaels from Blades of Glory got his hair.
OK, technically it’s not a post-apocalyptic world—it’s a dystopian one—but are you going to tell Jim Brown he doesn’t make the cut?
OK, technically it’s not a post-apocalyptic world—it’s a utopian one— but how could we keep Wesley Snipes off this?
Doesn’t really belong on this list either, but Chris Tucker’s coiffure is just… glorious.
With a record-setting budget of $172 million, it’s the one post-apocalyptic film where you’d expect everyone to look good… yet Kevin Costner’s urine-drinking mutant—really—has a mullet/combover combo. File this one under “cautionary tale.”