Celebrities are famous for more than just what they're talented at, whether that's acting, singing or simply being a socialite. They're style icons too, whose fashion and beauty ideas are copied the world over! So it's no wonder that when a celeb gets a radical new hair-do, it sometimes sparks a worldwide trend with anyone and everyone trying to get the look!
Here are the top 10 celebrities who, in my opinion, have defined the hair styles of their era and been copied the world over...
Marilyn Monroe was, and still is, the ultimate sex symbol. Women wanted to be her, and men wanted to be with her, so it’s no surprise that her platinum blonde curls inspired decades of women to bleach their own locks and pull out the curling irons.
In a time of fixed bobs sculpted from bottles of hairspray, Audrey Hepburn dared to stand out while sporting her infamous swept back pixie crop for the film Sabrina. In the movie it was her character's much needed transformation from boy-like and unattractive to chic and feminine that this haircut represented. Audrey Hepburn - boyish and unattractive? We can’t imagine a less likely scenario!
Twiggy wasn’t only known for her stand out lashes and eye make-up, but also her side swept boyish bob crop she styled throughout the 60’s. Not many actresses, or women, have the confidence to even try to pull off such a daring cut, but she did and she did it beautifully.
Brigitte Bardot was named ‘the original blonde goddess’ after her platinum blonde, extra long hair became her trademark style and look. Women would have killed for her bedroom-sexy locks that looked perfect whether they were skillfully put up, or left loose to fall around her shoulders!
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker's iconic style was set from the moment the first series of Sex and The City was released and she revealed her disheveled, effortless, flyaway curls that radiate sex appeal to the world.
She’s been through many different looks and styles in the time we’ve known her, but Cher’s poker straight hair is the iconic symbol that started it all, and inspired decades of hair straighteners.
She’s had some beautiful hair-dos, but it was ‘The Rachel’ that had girls all over the country running to hair salons and holding her picture up to the stylist. This simple, side-parted hairstyle suits almost any face shape and requires next to no effort to maintain.
Everyone remembers her for her unbelievably daring and thick eyeliner, but Amy Winehouse's skyscraping beehive was also a marmite situation - you either loved it or you hated it. Either way you can’t deny her ability to always unique great whilst completely ignoring the current trends and doing her own thing.
For years the star has kept her iconic, close cut pixie crop that’s become her signature look, and it’s no wonder as we think it suits her better than any other cut she’s tried out.
2007 saw Victoria Beckham go daring with a blunt bob, and since then she’s reinvented the bob time after time, each only looking more beautiful and feminine than the last. So famous is this look that it's even been nicknamed the 'Pob', thanks to her Posh Spice days, and is another style that's copied all over the high-street.
What's your favourite celebrity hair-do, past or present?
Michelle Star is a beauty blogger with a passion for great hair-dos! She loves to take inspiration from the rich and famous, and is currently sporting a Monroe-style vintage head of curls, although she's added her own twist with a unique pinkish-red hair colour instead of platinum bolnde.