In the face of the potential end of the world on Friday, we’ve been putting in some quality mulling over The Things That Really Matter in Life.
You know, like hair. These are some seriously iconic cuts, the cuts that are still being brought to stylists across the country every day. If you don’t believe us, we’re happy to tell you about the time we chopped off all our hair into a most-unflattering pixie after watching Godard’s New Wave classic Breathless. Needless to say, we were not quite Jean Seberg status…
Without further ado 8 of the most iconic hair-dos of the 20th century—in case the 21st ends on Friday…
Audrey Hepburn – Her Breakfast at Tiffany’s up-do was perhaps the actress’ most iconic coif, but we’ve chosen this chic chignon from 1954’s Sabrina. For sophisticated unfussy shine like this we love Bumble & Bumble Shine On (And On) Finishing Spray.
Mia Farrow – Mia’s Vidal Sassoon chop made major waves in 1967. The formerly long-tressed actress debuted perhaps the most iconic pixie in Rosemary’s Baby—not long after receiving the cut to a full-house of photographers in the middle of a boxing ring that had been set up as a stage. Yup. Your Sassoon-esque cut deserves a dime-sized amount of Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum after towel-drying.
Jane Birkin – Is it possible that Jane Birkin’s endlessly French locks have in some circles overshadowed the musical legacy of her famed amour Serge Gainsbourg? Perhaps. With blunt bangs and just a hint of wave, her look is currently coveted and tres chic. To cop this style at home, we recommend Bumble & Bumble Straight Blow Dry cream.
Brigitte Bardot – Our own personal hair icon most days, Brigitte rocked the definitive bedhead. For sexy, tousled texture, we use Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray—and lots of it.
Veronica Lake – Veronica Lake dropped her trademark peekaboo curtain of waves during WWII to encourage women working in munitions factories to wear their hair in ways that posed less of a personal risk. For similar waves, try the Sultra Bombshell curling iron.
Pam Grier – Pam Grier made a name for herself—and her serious afro—starring in Blaxploitation flicks like Coffy and Foxy Brown. We recommend you check out her memoir, Foxy: My Life in Three Acts, and pick up some Miss Jessie’s Curly Meringue while you’re at it.
Betty Page – Perhaps the penultimate pin-up, Betty Page is almost singlehandedly responsible for the enduring desirability of a short, retro fringe. While you’re blow drying those mini-bangs, try the Rickycare Medium Thermal Round Styler Brush.
And that’s it! If the world ends Friday, you have no excuse not to have a killer coif. What would your end-of-the-world look be?