12 Most Iconic Hairstyles Ever

When it comes to trends, most celebrities are followers, not leaders. In regards to the few celebrities out there who are leaders, they know how to set a trend and then, without any difficulty, convince the masses to follow suit. As many of us already know, the hairstyles we sport are just as important as the clothes we choose to wear, which is why a hairstylist can make or break you. These celebrities – well, most of them – had good hairstylists, which is why we still remember their haircuts fondly. We have rounded up 12 celebrities whose hairstyles – many from decades past – are still influencing us today.

12. Veronica Lake

Veronica Lake’s heavy side part and her smooth waves are still seen on the red carpet today. The 1940s starlet practically invented old Hollywood glam. Her hairstyle was so influential that it is said to be the inspiration for Jessica Rabbit’s hair.

11. Bettie Page

Bettie Page was not only a style icon – she was also a hair icon. With her long jet-black tresses and short blunt bangs, the 1950’s pinup girl continues to influence women’s hairstyles today.

10. Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot made the messy, slept-in look sexy. She was famous for sporting a gorgeously disheveled bouffant. To this day, women are still inspired by her voluminous locks and her iconic beehive.


9. Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn’s stylish updo from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” has never gone out of fashion. The cute little bangs and the high chignon looked so elegant and sophisticated that women today still try and replicate it.


8. Diana Ross

Diana Ross was known for her big hair. Her big frizzy curls have inspired other singers to let their big curls loose, like Rihanna and Solange Knowles. Unfortunately neither of them can do it better Ross.

7. Twiggy

Twiggy’s pxie crop haircut from the ‘60s is one of the most iconic hairstyles. It was edgy and chic – just like the fashion she used to sport. She made short hair sexy, which wasn’t an easy feat.


6. Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow’s pixie hairstyle from “Rosemary’s Baby” is one of the best known haircuts of all time. It was super feminine and incredibly chic. Every pixie cut since has been a variation of this iconic cut.

5. Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett’s flipped hairstyle from her “Charlie’s Angels” days is still one of the most sought after looks. Her feathered waves and bouncy blowouts have become iconic.

4. Sinead O’Connor

Sinead O’Connor never wanted to be known for anything besides her musical talents but, because she is so brazen, she’s known for rocking one of the most daring hairstyles of all time – a buzz cut. It has definitely become iconic. Few women can rock a shaved head, but O’Connor’s pretty little face made it look good.

3. Jennifer Aniston

“The Rachel,” which Jennifer Aniston debuted on “Friends,” has become iconic. The layered shag was a defining look in the ‘90s. It remains one of the most popular hairstyles in history and is still popular to this day.


2. Sarah Jessica Parker

The long curly hair Sarah Jessica Parker sported in “Sex and the City” when she portrayed Carrie Bradshaw is one of the most memorable hairstyles in pop culture history. She made big curly hair cool again.

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1. Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham is a trendsetter when it comes to hair. The pob hairstyle, which is just her take on the inverted bob, has spawned a number of copycat hairstyles; however, few can pull it off like Posh.

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Cate has a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature and has been the Managing Editor of Fame10 for more than 6 years. Despite having a love for the works of Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy and Lord Byron, she also has an intense fascination with pop culture. When she isn’t writing for Fame10, she’s planning her next big adventure in Southeast Asia.