Rihanna’s ‘Skrillex’ hairstyle has been voted the worst hair trend of the 21st Century, according to a new poll.

The Barbadian singer scored 20% of the vote, beating the likes of David Beckham’s cornrows and Kelly Osbourne’s Mohawk.

The survey by professional hair care retailer Fabriah.com asked 1,000 respondents to name the worst hair trends of the last 13 years.

The ‘Skrillex’ trend, named after DJ Skrillex, consists of shaving one side of the head with the rest remaining long and has been made famous by celebs such as Rihanna and Avril Lavigne.

David Beckham’s cornrows narrowly missed out on being voted the worst locks, receiving 19% of the vote.

In third place was Hollywood ‘A-lister’ Scarlett Johansson and her infamous mullet followed by Kelly Osbourne’s Mohawk, which scored 16% and 14% respectively.

In fifth place was Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘greasy’ hairstyle with 12%, beating singing superstar Christina Aguilera and her dreadlocks into sixth place.

Justin Timberlake’s blonde curls trounced comedian Russell Brand’s unique hairstyle to be voted as the seventh worst hair trend with six per cent of the vote.

The final two places were taken up by music mogul Simon Cowell’s flattop middle parting and eccentric singer Nicki Minaj’s colourful hairstyles.

One respondent commented: “What is with the fascination with the ‘Skrillex’ haircut? All these celebrities think they’re so cool, but you can just see kids following this stupid trend. How are they going to get jobs with a half shaven head?”

Another said: “David Beckham has had some brilliant hairstyles but those cornrows were a shocker. It looks like Victoria dared him to do it. All those people who copied him should be ashamed of themselves.”

A woman respondent commented: “The one thing I can’t stand is guys with shoulder length hair. Russell Brand looks like he needs a good makeover. Seriously, how does he manage to look after it?”

Top Ten:
1. Rihanna’s ‘Skrillex’ look – 20%
2. David Beckham’s cornrows – 19%
3. Scarlett Johansson’s mullet – 16%
4. Kelly Osbourne’s Mohawk – 14%
5. Cristiano Ronaldo – greasy hair – 12%
6. Christina Aguilera’s dreadlocks – 7%
7. Justin Timberlake’s blonde curls – 6%
8. Russell Brand’s long hair – 3%
9. Simon Cowell’s flattop parting – 2%
10. Nicki Minaj general hair styles – 1%