July 10, 2012

10 Iconic Hairstyles

Check out these ten hairstyles so inspiring that they made a huge impact on the world, adorning the heads of millions of women and eventually becoming iconic. Some of them were inspired by celebrities, while others are simply so flattering, that they’ve gained popularity amongst women worldwide.

Twiggy’s Pixie Cut

First popularized by Twiggy in the 60s, the pixie cut is currently the go-to hairstyle for the tomboy kind of girl. However, the super-short style proved that it can also be feminine and sophisticated if necessary, when Halle Berry wore it on the red carpets of some of the most glamorous events.

Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s Updo

This classic updo is still an undeniable staple of elegance, 50 years later. A timeless style that will most certainly never go out of fashion, and which looks good on any woman.

Jennifer Aniston’s Friends Haircut

Although Jennifer later stated that she actually wasn’t at all fond of her hairstyle from the first few seasons of the show, millions of girls everywhere were asking their hairdressers for “The Rachel”. The bouncy, swingy layered cut still has fans today.

Farrah Fawcett’s Feathered Cut

Intensely acclaimed by men and women alike, Farrah’s feathered hairstyle will always remain in fashion, thanks to its laid-back girl-next-door allure.

The Flapper Bob

The bob has been around since the 20s, when women rebelled against the system and cut their hair short, all the while remaining feminine. The perfect hairstyle for the woman who wants low-maintenance hair, but still wants to feel sexy.

Finger Waves

Also popularized by flappers in the 1920s and 1930s, the finger waves style is a variation of the bob which involves combing the hair in alternating directions to make a wave shape, for a much softened and more feminine look. From Charlize Theron to Dita Von Teese to Kate Bosworth, this vintage hairstyle is making a comeback on the red carpet.

Old Hollywood Waves

This ultra-glamorous hairstyle seems to be once again a Hollywood favourite. Once worn by stars such as Veronica Lake to red carpet premieres, this ultimately feminine hairstyle is now grazing the heads of celebrities like Blake Lively, Rosie Huntington Whiteley or Sienna Miller.

Beachy Waves

Nothing looks more summery and sexy than super-loose curls which seem to have styled themselves courtesy of the sea breeze and the salty water. Just take a look at Victoria’s Secret models, such as Gisele Bündchen or Alessandra Ambrosio, and you’ll never want to have perfect curls again.

Marilyn Monroe’s Curls

Super-sexy, yet playful, Marilyn’s curls continue to fascinate us to this day. This seductive style is sure to bring any man to your feet. Pair it with bold red lipstick for a full-on sexy effect.

The Girly Braids

Whether we’re talking fishtail braids, French braids, classic braids or even innocent Heidi braids, this hairstyle is definitely not reserved for little girls. A cute, effortless braid can add a touch of femininity to any casual outfit.

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