“Iconic hairstyles”. Many times we have heard this concept, and we wanted to do a post about it. An iconic hairstyle must be an object of instant desire, the woman wearing it must be eclipsing. It has to be part of a period of time to be iconic, being the inspiration of later decades and with the possibility to be reinterpreted many times. In this post we share the most enviable hairstyles of our favorite actresses.
Louise Brooks, dancer and actress of the 20’s, has become history as the ambassador of bob cut, one of the most fashionable hairstyle today. The characteristics of a real bob are: Extra hair limp and geometric bangs and neck uncovered, Keira Knightley or Anna Wintour are two of their ardent followers.
Greta Garbo, the beautiful actress of the 30’s with perfect features. Her life was a continual mystery, much like the elegant sadness on his face, always wearing glamorous waves.
Marlene Dietrich starred in Shanghai Express and The Scarlet Empress, femme fatale in the 20’s and natural rival of Greta Garbo. Her perfect legs, secured in a million dollars at the time, walked, danced in movie screens everywhere. Just as the arch of her eyebrows or that asleep-like look, wavy blond hair that looked, an actress with a tremendous dramatic expression in her face.
She was the “most beautiful animal in the world.” And her brown hair and green eyes first conquered Hollywood and later the entire universe, but her heart always belonged to Frank Sinatra. Ava Gardner was an icon of the twentieth century and a myth of the Seventh Art. Always bragged of being in control of herself, moody and elegant. As much as her mane of stiff waves and with lots of volume.
Despite her small stature, 1’51 meters, shooting fellow accused her of stealing every scene with her mere presence on the screen. Long hair, the line marked on one side and one eye hidden between platinum waves was well-known iconic “peek a boo” hairstyle, Veronica Lake.
Lauren Bacall and her mane clear were enough to be on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in 1941, with only 17. Three years later, at 20, married Humphrey Bogart, 45 years, writing a love story together so romantic that could only happen in Hollywood. She never changed her haircut: wavy bob with a slight quiff. And that will be remembered.
A voluptuous wrap, carnal, perfect, trapped in fragile spirit that only wanted one thing throughout her life: to be loved. Marilyn Monroe, perhaps one of the most universal icons of all time, lived the painful dichotomy of being the most desirable woman in the world and the feeling of being alone. “A career is a wonderful thing, but it does not serve to snuggle on a cold night,” said the actress. Her platinum blonde hair waves made by curler, remain today the sexiest hairstyle par excellence.
Very deep black eyes, thick eyebrows, very short bangs that only suit her just and the most copied bun in history (The one she wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s). Audrey Hepburn is the definition of delicacy, the quintessence of femininity, elegance in the fullest sense of the word. There would never be a girl like her. But with Audrey we find two iconic hairstyles, yes we’re talking about the short Pixie Cut she wore in Sabrina, copied by thousands of others throughout history.
Sexual icon, actress, it girl, model, singer … The 60’s in France were to Brigitte Bardot, or BB, as she liked to be called. The Bardot eyeliner became fashionable, the diastema (a small gap between her teeth) and a blonde hair with long bangs with volume behind.