- I always loved Joan Jett's 'do.
- R1-Back in the Runaways heyday, Joan once quipped that she "didn't have any tits or ass", but I always thought that she was beautiful. Smoldering dark eyes, raven hair, and those million dollar cheekbones. Better-looking than all the other Runaways, Cherie Curie included.
Jane Wiedlin gave the same sort of energy to the Go-Gos. So I nominate pixie cuts and shags.
- Thanks for the info, r2. I'm with you about Jett. I always found her look to be so compelling.
- Brigitte Bardot's messy updo/sex kitten look was great
- The 3 original Charlies Angels all had iconic hairstyles. Best looks of the 70s.
- The Hamill.
- I loved the dos during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Even the simplest styles looked so elegant. Love every hairstyle Katharine Hepburn had!
- Crew cuts make me think of date rapists and the people who marched against desegregation.
- I miss curly hair. Most women look wonderful with softly curling hair framing their faces. So flattering.
We have been seeing horrible flat stick straight hair for over a decade now. I can't wait for that trend to end.
- The "Ava"
- The "Rita"
- Oh gosh, that's it! You're right, R9. That's what gave the Golden Age stars such a great look.
- The "Mamie"
- The "Veronica"
- The "Barbarella"
- The "Jaclyn"
- The "Eva-Marie"
- The "Elizabeth"
- The "Rachel" is iconic!
- The "Tyrone"
- The "James"
- The "Audrey"
- It's all about the alternating pin curls for these classic Hollywood looks. Beautiful!
Done tastefully of course!!!
- Can we get a Katharine Hepburn one!
- The "Bertinelli"
- r25, go to google, click images, put in Katherine Hepburn, pick one, click on the web site that the pic is in, right click the address, click on copy, come back to the DL and paste on the URL line.
- The "Joan"
- Always thought the blonde girl at 2:32 had the most PHENOMENAL hairstyle...love those tight waves!
- The Lauren
- David Bowie when he was the Thin White Duke.
- The "Gene"
- The classic 40s ponytail really suited Miss Katherine...she looks AMAZING!
- And they call her...
- When you are great-looking just about any well-shaped hairdo can work.
On high-cheekboned in-shape men I always thought the Caesar was a good look.
- The "Cary"
- Looking at an old Bangles video. They are cute girls who look real (not internet porn/plastic surgeried-out) and happen to have great-looking big hair! Never thought I'd miss it.
- The "Sine-Aid"
- What is best on men and why?
- You boys are good. So many of these are definitive hairstyles. I love the classic hollywood ones, of course. But the Charlie's Angels, Joan Jett, Rachel, are spot on. What about Cher's straight hair from the '70s? Tony Tennille, Dorothy Hamill, Bo Derek's corn rows, or Joan Rivers' '80's helmet hair. I know the theme is best hair styles but sometimes the best ones were so great because they were so bad.
- I think most (not all) men look best keeping it short and neat. But not too short. Many gay guys over 40 cherish the 90s buzz cut. If you don't have a youthful face or a nicely shaped head (or both), too short hair can be dreadful. Really aging.
Go for classic mens hairstyles, with a little length or volume on top.
- The "Natalie"
- I agree, r41. Care to list some well-known (or not) examples of great men's hair? I'm having mine done next week and would like to employ an example when I tell the stylist what I'd like.
What kind of hairline do you have? I think certain cuts look better with certain hairlines.
- Can't go wrong when you have a head of hair like Guy Madison's.
- The ultimate elegantly masculine look.
- Tryin' hard to look like Gary Cooper.
- When Shatner actually HAD hair I always thought this was a handsome look.
- HOT look for longer hair
- Short and sexy in the 70s.
- DeNiro looked HOT with this cut.
- I've always had a thing for 1950's male greased up hairstyles.
- A full hairline, r44. Like Tom Cruise.
- I think the big hair of the 60s looks good in retrospect...on the right girl...or maybe not.
- With a hairline like that I would say you could definitely pull off any of the looks posted on this thread.
It's coincidental that you mentioned Tom Cruise because after we watched Top Gun for the first time the other night my boyfriend went out the next day on got his hair cut like the link enclosed. It looks hot on him and it would probably look great on you too.
Agreed..I love the 60s "Barbarella" look
- Thanks r55! I like the American Ivy League sort of look and sensibility, but don't really like the crew cut. Any further suggestions?
- Catherine Deneuve's 60s/Belle De Jour look (with half the hair pulled back in a ponytail and the rest loose) is a great look
- [quote] If you don't have a youthful face or a nicely shaped head (or both), too short hair can be dreadful. Really aging.
True, but older men who wear their hair long look like they are pathetically hanging on to their long lost youth.
- Hair that's medium-long and curled around the face is a classic look, there's always some variation on it in style, because it's flattering to almost every woman. If you saw a young woman on the street with this seventy-year-old hairdo, you'd probably think she looked great.
Short hairstyles don't wear as well. They may look good on stylish young women but they hardly ever look good to future generations, and they inevitably become "mom hair" after a decade or two.
- "They may look good on stylish young women but they hardly ever look good to future generations"
Short hair shows off your bone structure - which is why beautiful women often look even more beautiful with short hair (Halle Berry) and homely women look even more homely. Long or medium-length hair can hide a multitude of flaws.
- Veronica Lake
http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Lake, Veronica/Annex/Annex - Lake, Veronica_02.jpg
- Louise Brooks
http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&docid=yr5VyXaDL6zHWM&tbnid=K2ZegTf0qj3pLM:&ved=0CAUQjBwwAA&url=http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Brooks, Louise/Annex/Annex - Brooks, Louise_19.jpg&ei=NAhrUsD0J8fukQe08IFY&
- Edie Sedgwick
- The "Iyanla"
- Oprah's "Mom" hair
- jean seberg/breathless
- The "Dusty"
God love her.
- That was mean, R28, here's a better "Joan".
- The "Peggy".
And it's worth watching. Bitch is FIERCE.
- Very few women can pull off short hair without looking hoydenish. I don't know why as women get older they feel they have to chop off their hair. It's so coarsening.
- The Turtle (aka the "Wyman")
- The Simon Baker
If you were my boyfriend I would definitely be turned on if you walked into the house with this kind of cut:
Of course it wouldn't hurt if you looked like Van Williams.
- And the Chet Baker
I don't think you can ever go wrong with a classic side part.
Pretty much all these Golden Age stars like John Gavin/Rock Hudson/Rory Calhoun had cuts and styles that will remain timeless...with just a little less product.
- Rory Calhoun had FANTASTIC hair....I think this style still looks VERY current.
- Never was fan of short,messy looks on guys... except right after sex!
- HATE long hair on men...it's so cheesy and 90s "Playgirl".
- Whatever hairstyle Chris Evans wears as Steve Rogers.
- The Weissmuller.
- Are there any hair experts here who could give some free advice?
How do I achieve the look Elizabeth Montgomery has here? Would it be possible with hot rollers or do I need to resort to pin curls?
I want that alternating "wave" look that looks sculpted rather than loose.
I don't know if his cut has a particular name but I would best describe it as a traditional or formal style that is cut short around the back and sides for a neat and tidy finish to the edges, blending into the top which is left long enough to be swept to the side for a smooth result. I would use a light product to keep it in place.It's good for guys with longer or narrower faces.
I hate to mention though that Chris Evans wore a piece in Captain America.
- That's very interesting, r83. Thanks for the info. I had no idea he wore a piece. Whatever it was, it suits him.
- Elizabeth Montgomery was striking even as a brunette.
- R65 - She looked better with dark hair.