It had the best of times. It had the worst of times. Naturally, we’re talking about Sam Winchester’s hair on “Supernatural.” Not since Rachel’s ever-changing hairstyles on “Friends” has a TV character’s follicles caused so much commotion.
Zap2it spent the weekend with the stars of “Supernatural” at Creation Entertainment’s Salute to Supernatural event in Los Angeles, where Sam’s much-debated coif was finally brought to Jared Padalecki’s attention. (Contrary to popular belief, the sideburns can’t speak on their own.)
When asked why Sam’s hair has changed as much as his personality throughout the six seasons, Padalecki laughs and says, “I don’t know. I think it just changed and grew as Sam changed and grew.”
When the show first began, Sam was merely a college student at Stanford looking to get into law school and his hair reflected his innocence and youth. “They wanted Dean to have short hair and Sam to have long hair, they really did,” he explains. “But the bangs, I think they thought they looked young.”
As the seasons wore on and many miles were added to the Impala, Sam’s hair grew longer and fans said goodbye to the “Gilmore Girls” era bangs. “I think they wanted me to look a little bit older, because that’s younger. Who knows? Maybe it will [go back to how it was before]. I don’t know.”
We know each and every “Supernatural” fan has their favorite Sam look, so we compiled hairstyles from each season to find, out once and for all, which of Sam’s looks is the most popular. (In clockwise order starting on the top left: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 6, Season 5 and Season 4.)