Good hair can define, make or break a decade.
Timewalk back to the 70’s. Helloooo Farrah Fawcett and Bo Derek.
Farrah’s golden locks meant everyone (even men) dreamed of well-tonged flicks and long, flowing tresses that bounced perfectly during a run on the beach (preferably in a little red swimsuit).
Bo Derek – the woman touted as the perfect 10 in the movie of the same name – took cornrow plaits to new levels.
Fast forward to the 1990s. When Jennifer Aniston landed her role on Friends as Rachel Green, her hairdresser Chris McMillan gave her a new haircut – a layered bob that became known as ‘The Rachel’.
Aniston describe it as the “ugliest haircut (I) have ever seen” to Allure magazine in 2011, but it still became the most popular haircut of its era.
Here, we to count down 26 of the most iconic hairstyles.
Did your cut make the list?
26. Ginger from Gilligans Island
Ginger was pure vixen. Her sultry poses, film-star pout and beauty spot could bring lesser men than Gilligan and the Professor to their knees, and there was never a hair out of place in her auburn flippy bob.
Okay, the island was deserted and they'd been stranded for months (years?). It never seemede to make a difference.
25. Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra
That blunt fringe. Those gold clasps. Sure, the real Cleopatra did it first but she just wasn't as, well, beautiful as La Liz.
While it wasn't the most practical of hairstyles, the 1963 film made short fringes fashionable again.
24. Krystle Carrington (Linda Evans) and Alexis Carrington Colby (Joan Collins) from Dynasty
One word for these two: don't mess with the hair. Or they will mess with you.
23. Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie
Morning, noon and night Jeannie would pop out of her magic bottle with perfect hair. She'd swing that high, high ponytail as she'd flounce away in high dudgeon from her 'Master' Major Nelson (played by Larry Hagman).
There was a lot of blinking and disappearing, but nothing put a strand (or braid) out of place.
22. Nicole Kidman in BMX Bandits
Ah ... Nicole's natural hair. So wild, so free, so rarely seen.
Curly haired girls rejoiced when the 1983 movie hit the screens. It was finally cool to have untamed frizz. But, sadly, we have rarely seen Nicole's curls like this again.
21. Marcia Brady's pigtails
Marcia, Marcia, Marcia. The eldest sister in the Brady Bunch made pigtails the only hair to wear for pre-teen girls.
Jan's braid was a very poor second.
20. Suzie Quatro
The 70s rocker inspired the female mullet to come alive! And boy, did it work...
19. Alison Moyet from Yazoo
80's British singer Alison Moyet from Yazoo had women all over the world wearing hair that was spiked on one side, bobbed on the other, gelled at the tips, all kinds of colours. She was pure 80s rock'n'roll.
18. Pam (Victoria Principal) and Sue-Ellen (Linda Grey) from Dallas
Hair was big in Dallas. Very big. A blowdry was a neccesity. As was a side-swept fringe. Sue-Ellen and Pam knew this. Bobby and J.R. couldn't fail to be impressed.