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7 Apr

13 Timeless Hair Icons Who Continue to Inspire


All that’s old is new again!

We are constantly looking to the past for contemporary inspiration. Luckily, there is no shortage of retro hair icons who have left their mark on the world with their lust-worthy locks. Here are a few of our favorites.

Veronica Lake

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Veronica is queen of the most glamorous, side-parted waves to have ever hit the silver screen. During red carpet season, you’re sure to see modern interpretations of her flawless femme-fatale look.


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Every one of Cher’s ever-evolving hairstyles are fabulous, but nothing can top her super-long and sleek 60s & 70s hair. Rock her middle part and some bell-bottoms and you’ll be ready to hair flip with the best of them.

Brigitte Bardot

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She’s got bedroom eyes with the hair to match. Brigitte Bardot’s signature tousled tresses always looked perfectly undone, like a woman who had better things to do than spend hours on her hair. Of course, we’re totally spending hours to achieve that no-frills fabulousness.

Diana Ross

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With a career spanning over 50 years, Diana Ross has managed to stay fierce through all the changing hair trends. From her sleek coif during her days with The Supremes to the full and gorgeous afro that evolved when she went solo, Diana leaves us with “Endless Love” for her hair.

Mia Farrow

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Mia Farrow practically introduced the world to the pixie cut and taught us that super-cropped hair can be as chic and feminine as you want it. It’s also pretty iconic that she created her signature look herself with fingernail scissors while on the set of the Peyton Place TV series.

Billie Holiday

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Billie Holiday’s white gardenias are almost as well-known as her stunning voice. Legend has it that Billie, like so many of us continue to do everyday, burned her hair with a curling iron right before she was about to perform. Luckily, someone was selling gardenias nearby so she bought a few to cover up the burns. From that moment on, she was rarely spotted without her flowers.

Bettie Page


It’s strange to think that Bettie Page wasn’t born with those short bangs that are now synonymous with her game-changing pinup style. In fact, it was an amateur photographer who suggested Page get bangs to cover up her high forehead. Who would have thought that a simple suggestion would evolve into her trademark style?

Selena Quintanilla

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We’re still mourning Selena’s untimely passing but at least her legacy can live on in her beautiful hair. Whether she was rocking big, beautiful waves or a high pony, the popstar had amazing hair to match her amazing voice.  

Jane Birkin

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Pulling off front bangs can be tough. Jane Birkin managed to not only pull them off, but also inspired generations of women to collect her photos, bring them to their hairstylists, and pray that they ended up looking even half as good as the bohemian goddess.

Rita Hayworth

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Every time we flip our hair, we imagine ourselves looking as flawless as Rita Hayworth in Gilda. We may not be as poised, but we’re definitely always trying to get that vibrant red hue and  fantastic amount of bounce.

Raquel Welch


No one can forget Raquel Welch in One Million years B.C. – that costume, that bod, and her bombshell hair all stole the show. It’s no wonder that Raquel and her fabulous tresses are a part of our HairUwear family!

Lisa Bonet

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Lisa Bonet seems to have one of the most versatile heads of hair in Hollywood. She’s gone from relaxed pixie cuts to cascading natural curls to long and strong locs. Lisa has made every look her own and continues to wow us with her beauty.

Jerry Hall

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You can understand why Mick Jagger was so in love with Jerry Hall based on her hair alone. The old adage must actually be: “The bigger the hair, the closer to rock gods.”

Alexis Priester