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30 most iconic haircuts

The 30 most iconic hair styles

And the women who made them famous

If you've ever asked for a 'Rachel' or a 'Pob' in the hair salon, you'll know that only a few hairstyles become true beauty icons. What's more, it takes one woman who truly 'owns' a look to make a hairstyle iconic. We've collected the 30 styles we think deserve a place in the hair hall of fame - cuts that have been copied and re-interpreted on catwalks, celebrities and in salons across the land - plus the woman who made them famous, for you to pore over. What better place to find inspiration for your new 'do than here?

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Afro Actress Pam Grier made this an iconic… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Afro

    Actress Pam Grier made this an iconic look during the Black Power movement of the 1970s.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Blunt Fringe Forties pin-up Bettie Page… More details

    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Blunt Fringe

    Forties pin-up Bettie Page popularized a short, blunt fringe with long hair.

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    The Farrah Flicks Farrah Fawcett's flicked out… More details

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    The Farrah Flicks

    Farrah Fawcett's flicked out blonde waves, brought to fame by her role in Charlie's Angels, became one of the most popular seventies styles.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Beehive Few can forget that now-iconic image… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Beehive

    Few can forget that now-iconic image of Audrey Hepburn sporting an immaculate beehive, with her hair piled high, in Breakfast at Tiffany's

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    Boho Waves Actress Sienna Miller became a style… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    Boho Waves

    Actress Sienna Miller became a style and beauty icon in the early 2000s - with girls everywhere copying her bohemian blonde waves.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Eton Crop This super-short cut was… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Eton Crop

    This super-short cut was revolutionary in the 1920s - Jazz Age chantreuse Josephine Baker wore hers slicked down with gel.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    Lady Di's Sloane Style Her layered bob, paired… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    Lady Di's Sloane Style

    Her layered bob, paired with pearls and a twinset, became the Sloane hairstyle of choice during the 1980s.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Fifties Bombshell Marilyn Monroe's set blonde… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Fifties Bombshell

    Marilyn Monroe's set blonde curls epitomized the glamour of Hollywood's golden age.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    Victory Rolls Film star and pin-up Bettie Grable… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    Victory Rolls

    Film star and pin-up Bettie Grable made this forties style iconic.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Jackie O Flick Jackie Onassis was a sixties… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Jackie O Flick

    Jackie Onassis was a sixties style icon - and her prim, set bob with flicked-out ends was copied by well-to-do ladies everywhere.

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    The Shag Meg Ryan's layered, shaggy short… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Shag

    Meg Ryan's layered, shaggy short hairstyle became popular during the mid-nineties.

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    Jerry Hall's 80s Volume Supermodel Jerry Hall had… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    Jerry Hall's 80s Volume

    Supermodel Jerry Hall had it all - endless limbs, a rock star husband, and a huge mane of blonde hair - the ultimate eighties accessory.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    Nancy Kwan's Sassoon Cut Vidal Sassoon… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    Nancy Kwan's Sassoon Cut

    Vidal Sassoon revolutionized hair during his heyday, and the asymmetric bob he gave to actress Nancy Kwan was a sensation.

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    The Bob Silent film star Louise Brooks made the… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Bob

    Silent film star Louise Brooks made the bob a trademark for twenties flapper girls, who cut off their locks to symbolize their modern and carefree lifestyle.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    La Roux's Rockabilly Quiff Singer La Roux wasn't… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    La Roux's Rockabilly Quiff

    Singer La Roux wasn't the first person to sport an androgynous, rockabilly style quiff, but it soon became her trademark.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Pixie Crop Twiggy made short blonde hair the… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Pixie Crop

    Twiggy made short blonde hair the look of choice in swinging London.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Mushroom Molly Ringwald was a member of the… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Mushroom

    Molly Ringwald was a member of the Brat Pack, and eighties style icon. Girls everywhere wanted her bright red bob, which she wore curly or blown into a mushroom-shaped style.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Marcel Wave The 'Marcel' or 'Finger wave' was… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Marcel Wave

    The 'Marcel' or 'Finger wave' was the style of choice for 1920s and 1930s film starlets, such as Gloria Swanson.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Perm This tightly coiled, curly style was all… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Perm

    This tightly coiled, curly style was all the rage in the 1980s. Kylie Minogue, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Grey provided perm inspiration.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    Patti Smith's Boyish Chop Patti's androgynous… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    Patti Smith's Boyish Chop

    Patti's androgynous look extended to her hairstyle, with messy, mid-length layers and a choppy fringe. Today, her look inspires stars such as Alexa Chung.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Pob The popularity of Victoria Beckham’s… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Pob

    The popularity of Victoria Beckham’s mid-length, super-straight bob hair cute (nicknamed the ‘Pob’ – posh bon) marked her move to become a style icon and designer.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Crop Think of classic film Rosemary's Baby,… More details

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    The Crop

    Think of classic film Rosemary's Baby, and Mia Farrow's short but sweet hairstyle springs to mind.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Rachel Jennifer Aniston’s layered,… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Rachel

    Jennifer Aniston’s layered, mid-length hairstyle was the most requested look in hair salons when Friends was at its peak of popularity in the nineties.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Asymmetric Crop Mary Quant and Vidal Sassoon… More details

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    The Asymmetric Crop

    Mary Quant and Vidal Sassoon had a close relationship, and in the sixties her created an asymmetric crop especially for her.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Bardot Sex Kitten Brigitte Bardot’s mussed… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Bardot Sex Kitten

    Brigitte Bardot’s mussed up, come-to-bed hair became a byword for the French sex kitten after And God Created Woman.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Close Shave Sinead 'O Connor and Skin from… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Close Shave

    Sinead 'O Connor and Skin from Skunk Anansie are to be remembered for making bald heads cool for women in the Nineties.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Helmet Bob Barbara Streisand made a sleek,… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    The Helmet Bob

    Barbara Streisand made a sleek, straight bob the height of fashion in the 1960s.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    Teased Hair Teased hair was a favourite of New… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    Teased Hair

    Teased hair was a favourite of New Romantics and rock stars in the 1980s - Bananarama showed how to work the look for the ladies.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    Pink The original pink-haired lady, Pink dared to… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    Pink

    The original pink-haired lady, Pink dared to wear crazy colours in her hair before the age of dip-dye and stars like Lady Gaga.

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    Veronica Lake Waves Veronica Lake became as… More details

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    The 30 most iconic hair styles

    Veronica Lake Waves

    Veronica Lake became as famous for her hairstyle as her acting in the forties, wearing her glossy mane of hair in a sweeping side parting, and in set waves.

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