The Most Influential Beauty Trends, Decade by Decade

Hallie Gould

As the political and cultural climate changes, as well as technological advancements and societal norms, so follow beauty trends. Post-election, when women felt the glass ceiling looming and (unconsciously or otherwise) searched for an active way to rebel—buzz cuts cropped up on the heads of more female celebrities than we can count on one hand. Similarly, it's no surprise as high-tech, HD camera lenses continue to advance, facial injections are on the rise. It's all connected.

To better understand where these beauty movements come from, I reached out to top experts in various fields—skincare, makeup, and hair—to find out what eras they found most influential. Below, each one describes the trends that shaped history.

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