Celebrities are capable of influencing beauty and fashion trends all around the world – especially with their hair. Over the past few decades alone, there have been some iconic celebrity haircuts that became staples in pop culture. Let’s take a look back at some of the most famous looks that will forever be memorable moments in fashion history.
During her time playing Rachel on the hit series, Friends, Jennifer Aniston debuted this haircut that made waves in the beauty industry. The cut was aptly named ‘The Rachel’ since it became the signature look for her character. It didn’t take much time before this haircut could be seen just about everywhere in America in the ’90s. It came as a surprise when fans discovered that Jennifer Aniston actually didn’t like this haircut! According to the actress, the reason she wasn’t a fan of the do is that she found it difficult to style on her own.
Billie Eilish became an accidental ’80s icon when she had a minor hair accident. In 2019, she debuted a shorter in front and longer in the back haircut that was recognized by the lime green roots against the rest of her jet-black dyed hair. She explained that the haircut was actually the result of her hair falling out after a dye job was done badly. “Somebody dyed my hair and they burned half of it. So now it looks like a mullet,” she said.
In 1999, season 2 of Felicity came out, and with it Keri Russell’s iconic short hairdo. The titular college student chopped off all her hair after a bad breakup. Who wouldn’t do the same, honestly? While we can look back now and admire the courage and style behind this cut, at the time, fans were less than happy about the new makeover and had a lot to say on the matter. As you’d expect, not much of those things were positive.
While Ariana Grande has been in the spotlight for less than a decade now, she still has a huge say in fashion and beauty trends that are going on in Hollywood. Her signature sky-high ponytail is without a doubt going to go down in the history of Hollywood’s most iconic hairdos of all-time. What’s crazy is that she only began wearing her hair this way due to it being severely damaged from constantly bleaching it for a previous acting role.
In the early 2000s, Amy Winehouse was instantly recognizable thanks to her beehive hairdo and heavy winged black eyeliner. These two styles she stuck with were nods to the ’60s style as well as the actress Brigitte Bardot. All the same, both of these things have become so familiar to the public as Winehouse’s trademark look that they won’t ever be forgotten. You know a style was done well when people can tell who wore it without a second thought.
The famous First Lady was a fashion and style icon in the ’60s, there’s no doubt about it. It was no surprise, seeing as she dressed exceptionally well. In fact, Jackie Kennedy was one of the most influential trendsetters in the world at the time. This hairstyle of hers was copied everywhere when she debuted it. Nowadays, it seems to be coming back in style, too! The sleek hairdo is making a comeback with a modern twist.
We couldn’t create a list like this without mentioning Madonna! The legendary singer was a style icon in the 1980s, with people trying to replicate her fashionable looks all the time. Her signature teased blonde hair turned heads wherever she went. She would typically accessorize with a scrunchie or bow to complete her looks. It wasn’t the ’80s without over-the-top accessories and teased hair, after all.
Anna Wintour is famous for her expertise in all things fashion, so it’s no surprise that her hairstyles would be just as stylish as everything else. The Vogue magazine editor-in-chief has had the same exact haircut and hairdo since she was fourteen years old. There’s something inspiring about it if you ask us. Sticking to what you know and love no matter the trends is a bold move. In doing so, she made this cut a trend in itself.
In 2009, all teens seemed to idolize Justin Bieber as he rose to fame. The iconic swoosh haircut became a massive trend all over the world and now marks what was an entirely iconic year. What makes it even more impressive is that when looking at photos, you can tell what year it was based on Justin Bieber’s haircut. While he’s changed his look often since then, it’s safe to say that this haircut is one that will forever be remembered by fans.
The iconic French actress Brigitte Bardot was famous for many reasons other than her excellent on-screen performances. One of them was her stunning hairdos. This one was her most popular one, a sultry teased half-up, half-down hairdo. It made her look effortlessly cool with her blonde hair and long bangs. It’s no wonder this style has been copied for decades and is still popular these days.