10 Most Iconic Hairstyles Of All Time

From Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s do to cool buzz cuts, these are the 11 iconic hairstyles that made headlines and continue to inspire us today. 

The Iconic Updo

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Inspiration: Audrey Hepburn and Olivia Culpo

A classic up-do never dates. Olivia Culpo showcased a modern version of a Audrey Hepburn hairstyle, minus the jewels, when she was at the Emmy Awards. The key to making it last?  Make sure to keep your hair secure with plenty of pins and a spritz of Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray.

 

The Buzz Cut

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Inspiration: Sinéad O’Connor and Adwoa Aboah

There’s nothing more low maintenance than a buzz cut, and there’s a slew of celebrities doing it – from Millie Bobby Brown and Adwoa Aboah to Joey King. One word on up-keep — you must keep your hair and scalp scrupulously clean, otherwise dandruff and dirt will be the first thing to show through.  

 

Slick Statement Strands

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Inspiration: Carolyn Jones as Morticia Addams and Sandra Bullock

This look may have been stolen from a Carolyn Jones' famous horror character, but there’s nothing witchy going on here. Locks are straightened with irons before adding a mist of brilliant sheen. The effect? A glossy and glamorous result. Try Frizz Ease 100% Shine Glossing Mist.

 

The Pin-up Girl Go-to

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Inspiration: Bettie Page and Dita Von Teese

What Bettie started in the 1950s has carried on through the likes of modern day pin-ups like Dita Von Teese and Katy Perry. Modern rockabilly hipsters can boost volume with Luxurious Volume Core Restore Advanced Protein Volumiser. You'll also need rollers and plenty of hairspray to keep those waves under control.

 

The Pixie Crop

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Inspiration: Mia Farrow and Kate Hudson

2018 was the year of the pixie crop and now this iconic hairstyle is everywhere. Celebrities who went for the chop were Kate Hudson, Kristen Stewart, and Natalie Portman, each of whom all managed to pull it off with complete ease. The key to keeping it modern is the feathery texture.

 

Surf Girl Style

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Inspiration: Farrah Fawcett and Gisele

It seems we’ve been California dreaming since the 70s when beach waves and surfer girl style rose to popularity. A sleeker, more defined wave has come through for 2019, and we predict it to be sported by all. Need to boost your volume? Try blow-drying with Luxurious Volume Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion.

 

The Blunt Bob

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Inspiration: Meg Ryan and Hayley Baldwin

The bob has had many re-incarnations, but this has to be the most easy-to-wear classic version. A few layers at the front and blunt ends give the look of thick and lustrous but remain cool and undone at the same time. A little surf-style spray works wonders to enhance the texture.

 

Lovely Blooms

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Inspiration: Frida Kahlo and Meghan Markle

You could blame it on the Meghan Markle effect or the fact that flowers were all over the wedding and designer fashion catwalks this season. Whatever it is, we’re predicting this famous hairstyle will be in full bloom when it comes to wedding and festival styles come spring.

 

Fringe Benefits

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Inspiration: Michelle Pfeiffer and Bella Hadid

Fringes are back with a bang. Ask your hairdresser to advise on what kind of fringe will suit your face shape, hair texture, and lifestyle. And if you want a commitment-free version, then you can add one via a hairpiece. Voila!

 

Old-Hollywood Glamour

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Inspiration: Veronica Lake and January Jones

This is one of the most classic looks of all time that will totally turn heads. Ensure you keep it modern by creating a deep parting and slick the short side flat to your head so it looks like a sophisticated undercut.

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