13 Most Iconic Haircuts of All Time
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Everything comes from somewhere. The saying holds especially true for tresses. Shorn, beveled, layered—the haircuts of years past played a major role in defining haircut trends of present and future. For a refresher on where the styles you’ve been taking into your stylist were born, scroll through the gallery ahead for the most iconic haircuts of all time.
Perhaps the most iconic cut of all time, The Rachel was born out of a drunken cutting session between LA-based celebrity hairstylist Chris McMillan and Jennifer Aniston.
The Mia Farrow Pixie
The actress threw all the rules out the window when she gave herself a pixie and micr0-bangs with fingernails scissors in 1965. Eek!
The Posh Lob
Posh Spice wore her fair share of hairstyles, but none of them screamed icon status the way her platinum blonde A-line lob did in the early 00’s.
The Louise Brooks Bob
Black hue and micr0-bangs made silver screen starlet Louis Brooks’ cheekbone-grazing bob from the 1920’s one for the hair history books, and another good reason why the bob has remained a feminist symbol for over 100 years.
Say hello to my little lob—okay, not that little but Michelle Pfeiffer’s baby-blonde lob featuring rolled-under ends is the epitome of chic 90’s, and still a celebrity style favorite for stars like Bella Hadid and Kourtney Kardashian.
The Jane Birkin
With wispy, full bangs and a sun-kissed tint to her layers, English actress and singer-songwriter Jane Birkin defined French girl hair.
The Power Bob
Nothing says business chick like Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour’s power bob, which she’s called her signature strands since the 80’s.
A cut invented in WWII, the flattop found a fierce glamazon home on Jamaican supermodel and singer Grace Jones’ head.
The Farrah Fawcett
Long, feathered layers fanned out around the face was the 70’s signature of model and actress Farrah Fawcett.
The Linda Evangelista Everything
A beauty chameleon like supermodel Linda Evangelista could be rocking a tousled pixie one month and a micro-bob the next, with every hairstyle from a deep-red bob to platinum blonde locks in between.
The Twiggy Crop
Known as Twiggy, British supermodel Lesley Hornby’s golden blonde pixie and big, pretty peepers made her a muse throughout the 60’s and 70’s alike, influencing the shorn ‘dos of Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence and more.