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Famous Haircuts

These days, haircut has become the most important thing in fashion world. People have their own fashion icons to be followed. These are some famous haircuts that have also been used by several modern celebrities nowadays and become the way of fashion.

Sheila White as Messalina
Let’s start with the first century A.D haircut style. The style this time was about the golden wig. This glamour wig has been presented by Messalina, the Rome Empress. And it became the “must have item” among the prostitutes at that time to get a glamor and elegant appearance. Sheila White played the character as Messalina in a movie and wear the famous golden wig to complete her acting also.

Lady Godiva
Cate Blanchett in LOTR
Around 1100’s, there was a story about an aristocrat woman named Lady Godiva. She rode her horse along the street of Coventry in absolutely naked as a protest to her husband’s taxation of his subjects. She put parts of her long wavy hair to cover her breast. You may find this hair cut on Cate Blanchett while she was playing a cast in The Lord of The Ring.

Madame de Pompadour

Sophia Myles as Madame de Pompadour
In 1745, there was a haircut style called “Pompadour Haircut” which has been inspired by Madame de Pompadour (wife of Louis XV). Every woman (mostly aristocrats) followed her haircut style at that time. Look at the elegant style of this haircut on Sophia Myles when she played the cast as Madame de Pompadour on movie.

Louise Brooks
Victoria Beckham in bob style
The classic bob and blunt cut from Louise Brooks became the biggest trend in US around 1920’s. Amazingly, this haircut is still famous enough these days also. As we can see Victoria Beckham and Anna Wintour are following this short cut also.

Marilyn Monroe
Christina Aquilera's platinum blonde
1n 1953, all eyes were stuck on the sexiest artist, Marilyn Monroe. She was well known with her platinum blonde that is so bright. Some modern celebrities followed her path also, such as Christina Aquilera.

Jacqueline Kennedy
Nikki Blonsky in Hairspray movie
If you ever saw “Hairspray” the movie, then you must remember that the trend around 1960’s was inspired by the bouffant style haircut from Jacqueline Kennedy. This big hair indeed needs a lot of hair spray to maintain the look, right? Catch Nikki Blonsky (or even John Travolta) with her big wig in this movie.

Farrah Fawcet
Krisdayanti in wavy hair
A wavy long hair style was introduced by one of Charlie’s angel, Farrah Fawcet on 1976. This is one of a few haircuts that considered as a classic and long lasting style. Even Krisdayanti has this haircut one time.

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  1. Nice post, Ris. Fashion things tend to rotate...

  2. ...but i guess it still have to end with "will that fashionable hair suit me and my facial shape?" ;)

    cheerful hello to you dear! ;)


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