The 13 MOST Iconic Celebrity Hairstyles Since The '90s
Sinead O’Connor’s Shaved Head
Before Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta, before Britney’s run-in with a razor, there was Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2U” shaved head.
Mariah Carey’s Ringlets
Mariah Carey—the first iconic diva to embrace Shirley Temple curls, and look utterly glam while doing it.
Meg Ryan’s Piece-y Bob
Truly a signature look, Meg Ryan’s bob is a more piece-y, layered version of her choppy locks in her breakout role in Sleepless in Seattle.
Jennifer Aniston’s “Rachel”
Oh, the Rachel—or what we like to call the hairstyle requested ‘round the world. Bouncy and layered with just the right amount of honey-hued highlights, this Friends’ star’s hairstyle singlehandedly started a hair trend—no, hair movement—that lasted through the better part of this decade.
Princess Diana’s Voluminous Crop
Fluffy, feathered, and short—Princess Di proved that a short ‘do could be chic and feminine.
Gwen Stefani’s Mini Twists
Oh, Gwen—not only do you not seem to age, but you somehow manage to look fantastic in a hairstyle that we can only describe as “small buns that resemble snail shells.”
Every Hairstyle Worn by the Cast of Sex and the City
Carrie’s curls, Samatha’s bangs, Charlotte’s side-part, and Miranda’s cropped red ‘do—was there any cast with hair as recognizable and iconic as the cast of Sex and the City?
Christina Aguilera’s Cornrows
These tightly-bound cornrows marked an era of a new, sexier, Dirrty-er Christina—and the world paid attention.
Halle Berry’s Tousled Pixie
Glowing and radiant at the 2002 Oscars, Berry’s tousled pixie was a daring move on this historic night, where she became the first African American woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress.
Victoria Beckham’s Angled Bob
This bleached, angled bob established the former Spice Girl as the fashion world’s new darling
Mary Kate & Ashley’s Bedhead
The Olsen twins singlehandedly turned the term “bedhead” into a positive thing.
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Emma Watson’s Pixie
Though we’ll always treasure Hermione’s bushy curls, this pixie marked the beginning of a new, sophisticated Ms. Watson.
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Jared Leto’s Perfect Ombré
We couldn’t possibly discuss iconic hairstyles without bringing up Jared Leto’s inhumanly-perfect ombré strands. Do we think it’s fair that a man possess such perfect locks? No, not really. But we’re not complaining—we’re just happy we get to admire them from afar.
Any iconic hairstyles we missed? Sound off in the comments!
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