Other than the plot, one major reason I watch films is for hairstyle inspiration. And there are plenty of iconic hairstyles from movies I can’t get off my mind.
As I’ve been re-watching some of my favorite flicks lately, I decided to share some classic movie hairstyles that deserve the world’s attention. Check ’em out now!
Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's
I wouldn't feel right kicking things off with any other hairstyle. This French twist is arguably the most iconic movie hairstyle of all time, only made more classic by the mini tiara. I wore a French twist almost exactly like this to my fifth grade promotion because of this movie.
Breakfast at Tiffany's via Paramount Pictures
Amber Mariens in Clueless
Everyone loves talking about Cher's style in Clueless, but Amber was always my style iconic. Specifically for her enviable red locks. This flipped look with the choppy bangs and feathered black headband will always be one of my favorite hairstyles ever.
Clueless via Paramount Pictures
Lilly Moscovitz in The Princess Diaries
I cannot tell you how many times I tried to make this wacky, early '00s look work for me. From the butterfly clips to the choppy length, it was everything I wanted and yet, I could never achieve it. Thank you, Lilly Moscovitz, for that one.
The Princess Diaries via Buena Vista Pictures
Emily and Tess Tyler in Billboard Dad
Mary-Kate and Ashley came out with plenty of iconic movies during my childhood, though Billboard Dad will always hold a special place in my heart. And, as you likely guessed, it is due in larger part to these quintessential '90s hairstyles. The buns, the bangs, I still dream of being able to pull off both these looks.
Billboard Dad via Warner Home Video
Mrs. Flax in Mermaids
Cher is no stranger to sporting some fierce hairstyles. This one in particular always stuck out to me. I've always been so envious of anyone with curly hair that I desperately tried to convince my mom to get me a perm to look just like this, headpiece and all. I'm sure she still regrets showing me that movie way back when.
Mermaids via Orion Pictures
Nancy Downs in The Craft
I've always been drawn to pop culture witches, especially those in The Craft. Though Nancy was the villain, I loved her hair the most. The messy and chaotic short hair she rocked towards the end of the film had me wanting to chop off all my strands.
The Craft via Columbia Pictures
The Hex Girls in Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost
In keeping on theme with pop culture witches here, let me introduce you to The Hex Girls. Some of you may recognize them, others may not, but they were my everything. I know they're cartoons, but just look at their strands. I would rock each and every hairstyle, if I could find a way to make it work IRL.
Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost via Warner Home Video
Anastasia in Anastasia
That bun. Oh, how I one day hope to achieve that perfect bun, jeweled hair tie and all. I know Anastasia is a cartoon and that doesn't always translate too well on real hair, but I know there's a way. If you've found one, let me know!
Anastasia via 20th Century Fox
Nine Ball in Ocean's 8
We all know Rihanna can do no wrong. Everything she does is perfection. This hairstyle from Ocean's 8 in particular is one of my favorites. The dreads are so simple yet elegant, along with being effortlessly chic.
Ocean's 8 via Warner Bros. Pictures
Frenchy in Grease
I know this look was meant to be used as a way to show Frenchy couldn't make it as a hairstylist, but I'd happily rock this look any day of the week. Those perfectly pink curls are what dreams are made of.
Grease via Paramount Pictures
Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Ramona sported some seriously cool hair colors and cuts in this movie. I was always most drawn to her electric blue locks. They were so badass and vulnerable all at once.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World via Universal Pictures
Leeloo in The Fifth Element
Between Hayley Williams and Leeloo, it's a wonder I have yet to dye my hair orange. I've had to stop myself many times from attempting to recreate this particular look on my own.
The Fifth Element via Gaumont Buena Vista International
Violet Jones in Nappily Ever After
There have been a number of actresses who have shaved their heads for roles, but seeing Sanaa Lathan do it for this film felt so incredibly empowering and awakening.
Nappily Ever After via Netflix
Danielle de Barbarac in Ever After
By now, it should be clear that I'm obsessed with updos, as they've never been looks I could pull off. The twisted milk braids Drew Barrymore sports in Ever After are so perfect to me. The added gems make it all the more ethereal.
Ever After via 20th Century Fox
Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse
In all her appearances, Storm has rocked some pretty incredible hairstyles. When I saw this take in X-Men: Apocalypse, I debated if I could pull this off. She's just so powerful here with that hair, I want the same thing.
X-Men: Apocalypse via 20th Century Fox
Velma Kelly in Chicago
Speaking of powerful women, Velma Kelly still has me convinced a blunt black bob is the ultimate confidence boost. To me, she was always one of the strongest female characters, and I always felt a lot of that stemmed from her tresses.
Chicago via Miramax Films
Juliet Capulet in Romeo + Juliet
I know this hairstyle is very, very simple. There's not much to it, other than a center part and pulling some strands back, but boy oh boy, do I think about it often. Whenever I pull two strands back, I always try to get as close to this look as possible. It hasn't happened yet, though maybe one day I'll achieve it.
Romeo + Juliet via 20th Century Fox
Lola Steppe in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
This Lindsay Lohan classic had plenty of iconic looks. When it comes to hair, this boho chic vibe always stuck out to me. Have you ever seen a more incredible headpiece?
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen via Buena Vista Pictures