Some of the world’s most famous braids belong to Willie Nelson. In fact, his braids once sold at auction for $36,000. The braids were gifted to country legend Waylon Jennings by Johnny Cash to celebrate his decision to stop drinking in the early 1983. The braids sold at an auction held by the late Waylon Jennings’ estate in 2014.
But, 1983 wasn’t the last time Nelson chopped off his trademark braids. He surprised fans in 2010 when he took the stage with his son Micah in Hawaii and had his hair cut to his shoulders. The bob look didn’t last long though. The 88-year-old “On the Road Again” singer has since grown his hair back out and has gone back to his braided look.
Here’s a look at a clean cut Willie Nelson long before his braided years, and a more recent photo of the singer showing off his trademark ‘do.