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The fusion of the terms "hair metal" and "punk."

It is used to describe a derivative form of punk rock music which utilizes glossy guitars, pounding reverberated drums, and polished high-range vocals. People who participate in hair punk usually wear hair as follows: spikey on top near the back, straight on the sides, and long side-swiped bangs. Hair punk musicians and followers also wear abnormally tight jeans or pants, and other clothing with bright colors, attempting to hark back to the days of David Bowie and The New York Dolls, when in fact, it appears to be a glossed-up watered-down version of pop punk and emo fashions.

Hair punk is culturally accepted and there are many people, primarily teenage "scene" girls, who support them. This success and acceptance is similar to that achieved by many hair metal bands in the 80's, such as Poison, Whitesnake, and Warrant (hence the term).
Hair punk is used to describe bands such as Forever The Sickest Kids, All Time Low, Blessthefall (although more so the style rather than the music), The Maine, Plain White T's, etc.
by jimmyjazz823 May 22, 2010
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