Our Top 10 Most Iconic Hairstyles Of All Time

Get inspired with our list of wonderfully iconic hairstyles - from Audrey Hepburn hair to old Hollywood glam. Read our round-up of 10 famous hairstyles below.

woman dressed like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's with an updo hairstyle, chunky necklace and cigarette

When you think of iconic hair, what, or even who do you think of? We have all contemplated copying the hairstyle of our favourite celebrity in search of a new signature look. 
Many hair trends come and go, but there are several iconic hairstyles that have stood the test of time. Whether it's a dinner date or a day of work, try something new with our list of top 10 iconic hairstyles.
Below, we list our famous hairstyle picks and how you can use John Frieda products to achieve the look at home. Looking like a film star has never been so easy!

The Audrey Hepburn Hairstyle

side profile of a woman with an updo hairstyle, statement pearls and earrings


A classy up-do never gets old. Olivia Culpo showcased a modern version of the Audrey Hepburn 'Breakfast at Tiffany's hair' - minus the jewels - when she attended the Emmy Awards. The key to this look? Separate the front section of your hair from the rest and create a bouffant. Secure this with pins, then gather the remaining hair and create a low ponytail. 
Twist the ponytail whilst pulling it upwards and then tuck the ponytail down towards the nape of your neck, securing with pins. Make sure you have plenty of pins and a spritz of Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray  for long-lasting style and a sublime finish. 

The Bold Buzz Haircut

asian woman with bold red lipstick and a buzz cut hairstyle


There’s nothing more low maintenance than a buzz cut. An iconic hairstyle popularised by the legendary Sinead O'Connor, the buzz cut has seen a recent resurgence with young celebrities - from model Adwoa Aboah to actress Millie Bobby Brown. 
Up-keep is simple - you must ensure your hair and scalp are scrupulously clean, otherwise dandruff and dirt will be the first thing to show through. To find the perfect hair cleansing product for you, take a look at our shampoos and conditioners

The Ultimate Sleek Hairstyle

woman with long, shiny black hair looking down


This look may have been inspired by Carolyn Jones' bewitching portrayal of Morticia Addams, but there's nothing spooky going on here. Straighten your locks with hair straighteners before spritzing with a mist for a brilliant sheen. 
Try our Frizz Ease 100% Shine Glossing Mist to achieve this glossy and glamorous look. If you're after more spooky inspo, check out our article on 10 stunning Halloween hairstyles. 

The 1950s Hairstyle

woman with brown, voluminous pin-up style hair and red lipstick


Discover the pin-up girl's go-to style. What Bettie Page started in the 1950s has carried on through the likes of modern day pin-ups like Dita Von Teese and Katy Perry. For a modern twist on a classic style, you'll need plenty of volume. Our guide on how to add volume to fine hair has some great tips and tricks to help you elevate the classic pin-up hairstyle to the next level.
You'll also need rollers and plenty of Extra Strength Hold Hairspray to keep those waves under control.

The Pixie Cut

woman smiling with a short blonde pixie cut


The pixie crop is the perfect haircut for the woman who dares to be different. Some of our favourite celebrities that have gone for the chop include Kate Hudson and Natalie Portman, both of whom managed to pull off the short hairstyle with ease. 
The key to keeping it modern is the feathery texture and moisture. Check out our Hydrate & Recharge range to keep your pixie cut nourished. 

Surf Girl Style

side profile of a woman at the beach with tousled, windswept blonde hair


It seems we’ve been California dreaming since the 70s when beach waves and surfer girl chic rose to popularity. From actress Farrah Fawcett to Brazilian bombshell Gisele Bundchen, the tousled style has continued to be an iconic look whatever the weather.
To boost your volume, try blow-drying your locks with Luxurious Volume Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion. For more tips on perfecting these effortless waves, check out our article on how to get beach waves. 

The Blunt Bob

woman with a short blonde blunt bob and red lipstick


The bob has had many re-incarnations, but the blunt style has to be the most classic version. A few layers at the front and sharp ends give a thick and luscious look whilst appearing cool and undone at the same time. 
A little Moisture Barrier Intense Hold Hairspray works wonders to enhance the texture whilst retaining moisture.

The Flower Crown

woman with big curly brown hair and a flower crown for decoration


Whether you're inspired by the effect of Meghan and Harry's wedding or the iconic Frida Kahlo, this trend has been around for decades. We're predicting this famous hairstyle will be in full bloom for years to come. The flower crown is suitable for all hair types, so get creative! 
We think flower crowns look great with lifted, bouncy curls which you can achieve by using our Dream Curls Daily Styling Spray. 

The Fringe Style

woman with shoulder length brown hair and a block fringe, putting one hand onto her head


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. The key to a super glossy fringe is shampooing and conditioning before styling - try our Frizz Ease Weightless Wonder Shampoo and Conditioner for a straight and sleek finish. 
And if you want a commitment-free version, you can always add a fringe via a hairpiece. For more inspiration, check out our guide on fringe hairstyles. 

The Elegant Hollywood Glam Hairstyle

woman with a long, wavy brown hair gathered over her right shoulder


This hairstyle has certainly stood the test of time. These polished and refined locks provide some retro glamour to your look. 
The Luxurious Volume range is going to be your best friend here. After using our Touchably Full Conditioner, towel dry hair and apply the Core Restore Advanced Protein Volumiser throughout your hair.
Blow dry as normal and use a curling wand all over to get the fullest, bounciest curls. Apply Forever Full Hairspray for extra hold. Pair with a red lip and a flicked eyeliner for effortlessly chic old Hollywood glamour. 
There are so many iconic hairstyles to choose from! The key is to get practising. For more hairstyle tips and tricks, check out our other Hairstyle-related articles. 

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