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Best hairstyles in history

Consider this an alternative to the "worst hairstyles" thread

So...what hairstyles do you think are the best? Maybe some people will disagree but I always loved crew cuts on guys

by Anonymousreply 8611/01/2013

I always loved Joan Jett's 'do.

by Anonymousreply 110/24/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 210/24/2013

Thanks for the info, r2. I'm with you about Jett. I always found her look to be so compelling.

by Anonymousreply 310/24/2013

Brigitte Bardot's messy updo/sex kitten look was great

by Anonymousreply 410/24/2013

The 3 original Charlies Angels all had iconic hairstyles. Best looks of the 70s.

by Anonymousreply 510/24/2013

The Hamill.

by Anonymousreply 610/24/2013

I loved the dos during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Even the simplest styles looked so elegant. Love every hairstyle Katharine Hepburn had!

by Anonymousreply 710/24/2013

Crew cuts make me think of date rapists and the people who marched against desegregation.

by Anonymousreply 810/24/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 910/24/2013

The "Ava"

by Anonymousreply 1010/24/2013

The "Rita"

by Anonymousreply 1110/24/2013

Oh gosh, that's it! You're right, R9. That's what gave the Golden Age stars such a great look.

by Anonymousreply 1210/24/2013

The "Mamie"

by Anonymousreply 1310/24/2013

The "Veronica"

by Anonymousreply 1410/24/2013

The "Barbarella"

by Anonymousreply 1510/24/2013

The "Jaclyn"

by Anonymousreply 1610/24/2013

The "Eva-Marie"

by Anonymousreply 1710/24/2013

The "Elizabeth"

by Anonymousreply 1810/24/2013

The "Rachel" is iconic!

by Anonymousreply 1910/24/2013

The "Tyrone"

by Anonymousreply 2010/24/2013

The "James"

by Anonymousreply 2110/24/2013

The "Audrey"

by Anonymousreply 2210/24/2013

It's all about the alternating pin curls for these classic Hollywood looks. Beautiful!

by Anonymousreply 2310/24/2013

Mohawk Bi hawk Tri hawk Done tastefully of course!!!

by Anonymousreply 2410/24/2013

Can we get a Katharine Hepburn one!

by Anonymousreply 2510/24/2013

The "Bertinelli"

by Anonymousreply 2610/24/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2710/24/2013

The "Joan"

by Anonymousreply 2810/24/2013

Always thought the blonde girl at 2:32 had the most PHENOMENAL those tight waves!

I want!

by Anonymousreply 2910/24/2013

The Lauren

by Anonymousreply 3010/24/2013

David Bowie when he was the Thin White Duke.

by Anonymousreply 3110/24/2013

The "Gene"

by Anonymousreply 3210/24/2013

The classic 40s ponytail really suited Miss Katherine...she looks AMAZING!

by Anonymousreply 3310/24/2013

And they call her...


by Anonymousreply 3410/24/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3510/24/2013

The "Cary"

by Anonymousreply 3610/24/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3710/24/2013

The "Sine-Aid"

by Anonymousreply 3810/24/2013

What is best on men and why?

by Anonymousreply 3910/24/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4010/24/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4110/24/2013

The "Natalie"

by Anonymousreply 4210/24/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4310/24/2013


What kind of hairline do you have? I think certain cuts look better with certain hairlines.

by Anonymousreply 4410/25/2013

Can't go wrong when you have a head of hair like Guy Madison's.

by Anonymousreply 4510/25/2013

The ultimate elegantly masculine look.

by Anonymousreply 4610/25/2013

Tryin' hard to look like Gary Cooper.

by Anonymousreply 4710/25/2013

When Shatner actually HAD hair I always thought this was a handsome look.

by Anonymousreply 4810/25/2013

HOT look for longer hair

by Anonymousreply 4910/25/2013

Short and sexy in the 70s.

by Anonymousreply 5010/25/2013

DeNiro looked HOT with this cut.

by Anonymousreply 5110/25/2013

I've always had a thing for 1950's male greased up hairstyles.

by Anonymousreply 5210/25/2013

A full hairline, r44. Like Tom Cruise.

by Anonymousreply 5310/25/2013

I think the big hair of the 60s looks good in retrospect...on the right girl...or maybe not.

by Anonymousreply 5410/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5510/25/2013


Agreed..I love the 60s "Barbarella" look

by Anonymousreply 5610/25/2013

Thanks r55! I like the American Ivy League sort of look and sensibility, but don't really like the crew cut. Any further suggestions?

by Anonymousreply 5710/25/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 5810/25/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 5910/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6010/25/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 6110/25/2013

Veronica Lake

by Anonymousreply 6210/25/2013

Louise Brooks

by Anonymousreply 6310/25/2013

Edie Sedgwick

by Anonymousreply 6410/25/2013

The "Iyanla"

by Anonymousreply 6510/25/2013

Oprah's "Mom" hair

by Anonymousreply 6610/25/2013

jean seberg/breathless

by Anonymousreply 6710/25/2013

The "Dusty"

God love her.

by Anonymousreply 6810/25/2013

That was mean, R28, here's a better "Joan".

by Anonymousreply 6910/25/2013

The "Peggy".

And it's worth watching. Bitch is FIERCE.

by Anonymousreply 7010/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7110/25/2013

The Turtle (aka the "Wyman")

by Anonymousreply 7210/25/2013

The Simon Baker

by Anonymousreply 7310/25/2013


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.

by Anonymousreply 7410/25/2013

And the Chet Baker

by Anonymousreply 7510/25/2013


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.

by Anonymousreply 7610/25/2013

Rory Calhoun had FANTASTIC hair....I think this style still looks VERY current.

by Anonymousreply 7710/25/2013

Never was fan of short,messy looks on guys... except right after sex!

by Anonymousreply 7810/25/2013

HATE long hair on's so cheesy and 90s "Playgirl".

by Anonymousreply 7910/25/2013

Whatever hairstyle Chris Evans wears as Steve Rogers.

by Anonymousreply 8010/25/2013

The Weissmuller.

by Anonymousreply 8110/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8210/25/2013


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.

by Anonymousreply 8310/25/2013

That's very interesting, r83. Thanks for the info. I had no idea he wore a piece. Whatever it was, it suits him.

by Anonymousreply 8410/25/2013

Elizabeth Montgomery was striking even as a brunette.


by Anonymousreply 8511/01/2013

R65 - She looked better with dark hair.

by Anonymousreply 8611/01/2013
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