Some hairstyles stand the test of time while others like the 80s perm are best forgotten. Some actresses are even more famous for their hair than the roles they played in movies. Below is a selection of iconic hairstyles from the 1960s and beyond.
The pixie cut (60s)
Think of the Swinging Sixties and you think of Twiggy’s pixie haircut. Her androgynous look changed the world of fashion. The defining feature was the close-cropped layers that framed the face. This style has been copied and revamped throughout the years.
The Farah Fawcett (70s)
After Farrah Fawcett appeared in the 1970’s version of Charlie’s Angels, she was more famous for her ash-blonde hair than her acting. Tragically, she was diagnosed with cancer, lost her trademark mane and died earlier this year. This hairstyle was revived in the 80s and when big hairstyles come back in fashion.
The perm – (80s)
This is the decade that style forgot and Kylie Minogue, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts all had naturally curly hair and were equally responsible for bringing this look to millions of women around the world. This look had women running to salons in droves requesting perms to get their big, bouncy and beautiful.
The Jennifer (90s)
‘The Jennifer’ was Jennifer Aniston’s layered look on Friends in the 90s which made her famous. Hairdressers were inundated with requests to emulate this hairstyle for their clients. Her hair is still her trademark but Aniston now has longer face-framing layers.
The Pob (naughties)
After allegedly suffering hair loss from wearing extensions, Victoria Beckham cut her hair short and created a new iconic hairstyle called the Pob. This name was derived from Posh Spice, her stage name when she was a Spice Girl and the bob.
When you go to the hairdresser, bring a copy of the hairstyle you want to copy so they are very clear about the hairstyle you want. Not all hairstyles are flattering for everyone’s hair texture so in your consultation with the hairdresser discuss modifying the hairstyle to suit your hair.
A good haircut should take less than half an hour to style every day and longer for special occasions.