Each December, every website - this one included - rolls out its Best of the Year lists, naming the best TV shows, performances and episodes that touched viewers' hearts and minds during the past 11 months. But what these lists fail to capture is the stunning and often unappreciated beauty of the entertainment industry's unsung hero: hair.

Forget the saying "clothes make the man." It's the hair that makes the man (or woman)! Think of all your favorite TV shows. Now imagine every character in those shows bald, with pigtails, or rocking a Pinterest-worthy balayage. It becomes a completely different viewing experience!

In order to honor all the follicles that made this a great year for TV, we rounded up the best hair to hit the small screen in 2016, featuring Jared Padalecki, Millie Bobby Brown, Sarah Jessica Parker and more. See if your favorite star made the cut!