Juggalos, or fans of the Detroit horror rap duo Insane Clown Posse, are among the most devoted fans in music today. They’re unlike most other horror rap, or rap fans in general. Actually, more like rock fans, juggalos often like to dress up as their favorite horror rap artists.
Juggalos are most easily recognized by their colorful face paint and are often spotted at horror rap concerts. But the face paint isn’t the only aspect of Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J’s appearance that they like to mimic. Many juggalos also like to copy the hairstyles and clothing of Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J.
If you’re new to the juggalos scene, you might want to put together your own Shaggy 2 Dope or Violent J tribute look to rock to your latest horror rap fan gathering. Luckily, it’s easy. Once you have decided on your Shaggy 2 Dope or Violent J-tribute face paint design, the next step is styling your hair like Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J.
Hairstyles preferred by the juggalos have changed slightly over time, but you should pick whatever you like the most. Above all else, juggalos value individual expression. So while the Shaggy 2 Dope or Violent J hairstyle you pick may not be the trendiest currently in the juggalos scene, if you like it, that’s all that matters.
You’ll need a few supplies to style your hair like horror rap stars Shaggy 2 Dope or Violent J. At the most basic level you’ll need a mirror and a brightly lit workspace, as well as a hair brush or comb. Then you’ll need a selection of hair styling products like gel, hair wax, and hair spray. You may even need hair dye, depending on the look you want to imitate.
The specific products you’ll need, though, depend in which era of Shaggy 2 Dope or Violent J you want to imitate. First, go through old pictures of ICP to decide which styles you liked best. For many years, both Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J were known for long, sometimes dyed dreadlocks.
In later years, as their style of horror rap evolved, it became only Shaggy 2 Dope with dreads, while Violent J chose a shorter, spiky, bleached style. These days, Shaggy 2 Dope has also cut his hair and usually favors a more straightforward shaved style in his natural color.
Not too many juggalos pick the dreadlocked style, so this will make you stand out — but it requires advance planning. Getting dreads requires a long process, especially if you have caucasian or Asian hair. The best bet if you want real dreads is to visit a salon that specializes in starting them.
However, you can still get a temporary dreads-style look to pay homage to your horror rap favorites. If you have short hair, you can wet it, and then use gel or mousse to twist sections into dread-like ropes. When it dries, it’ll hold. You can also get the same visual effect by sectioning your hair into small braids, a look that is favored by many juggalos.
Obviously, for Shaggy 2 Dope’s latest hair style, it’s easy. Just shave your head and keep your hair’s natural color.
Violent J’s hairstyle is a little easier to copy. You’ll need a short haircut, but one that isn’t shaved too closely — you want to leave some length to spike. Then, you can bleach your hair for an extreme blonde effect, or maybe leave it if you have naturally light hair. Finally, use a strong gel to spike it all over. Now you’re ready for a show by your favorite horror rap group!