Famous hairstyles of the past century.

There is lot of hair styles blossomed over last century. But for some reason not all those hairstyles had become famous. Here are few hairstyles that are popular among celebrities and common peoples too. And these hair trends are even trendy today.

Bob / Finger Wave(1920s):

The most trendy and famous style of the 1920’s was the Bob / Finger Wave. Such actresses as Zelda Fitzgerald and Colleen Moore introduced this style. This was also called “The Flapper”. To attain this popular style the hair would be cropped from the chin to the ear and molded into waves.


Pompadour Hairstyles were primarily used by men before, but today, you will also see women and a lot of models that use it as a hair style. It was taken from Madame de Pompadour. It is considered as the coolest and hottest hairstyle for men. You will appear like a rock star and super star if you wear a pompadour hair style. Be in style and be the hottest person at work or in school. It is considered as the cutest hairstyle as it does not cover your face so your full face is shown.


The ducktail was a prevailant haircut style which was in fashion the 1950s. This amazing hairstyle was devised by Philadelphia barber Joe Cirella in the year 1940 and this style took off with fashion when it was damaged by many a television, movie and musical stars. It was also know with some alternating names such as Duck’s Butt, Duck’s Ass, or just D.A. The original name of this style was Duck’s Ass which was given by Joe himself, but due to graciousness it was then hailed with name Ducktail to be used in mixed company. A similar hairstyle is sometimes also known as Argentine Ducktail.

Pixie haircut is incredible that you need to try out. Pixie hairstyle can have a amazing appeal to your facial appearance and your entire beauty. This is short hair cut where the hair is shortened around the ears and also at the reverse of the hair. You can also style your hair by providing lovely short bangs so that it will give your face a gamine appeal. This type of hairstyle is most ordinarily used by women who wish to draw attention to their facial structure. If you have cute and lovely facial structure and features, this type of hairstyle would be great for you to show the positive features of your face. Moreover, pixie hairstyle is also a comfortable hairstyle that keeps the hair free from graceful on the face and keeps more control on your hair. If you are blessed with long, sleek hair, this type of haircut can add to your style and enhance the beauty of your hair.

Beehive(1950s / 1960s):

The 1960’s Bouffant hairstyle was massively popular. One reason being who wore this latest style. Jackie Kennedy, the first lady really defined this hairstyle. It wasn’t long and women all over the world were wearing this style. Later younger girls came up with a new adaptation of the Bouffant, which was named the Beehive. Girls achieved this style by joking their hair up with plenty of hairspray in a shape that mimicked a beehive.

Shag hairstyles are gorgeous, well-manageable, and easy-to-maintain. It delivers a carefree and confident approach to women of all ages and looks great on any type of hair length. The name was taken from the word ‘shaggy’ because when the hairs are cut in layers or an irregular pattern it gives a shaggy or a bushy look.


Bouffant style hair seems to be back in fashion and a lot of brides prefer this look. This style will work very well if your hair is somewhat sparse and you need to create a look that is baggy. Hair styles dressed upwards also go well with bangs. This grouping will suit only people with certain types of facial features so talk with a good hairdresser who can make suggestions.
Afro(1960s / 1970s):
One of the most attractive hairstyles admired by the African as well as the rest of the world is Afro Hairstyle. It is certainly an eye catcher at the first glance because you will look different from others.
Cornrows(1960s / 1970s):

Cornrows, which can also be referred to as track braids or flat braids, are simply braids that lay flat beside the head. Cornrows have been traced back to earliest Greece, although they have the most history in Africa. For men and women, cornrows say a lot about who you are as a person. For example, in some cultures women who wear cornrows are seen as being well cared for, but also coming from a muscular family because of how long it can take to complete.

Dreadlocks are just a way of styling hair, and it is upon you, once you have the hairstyle in place to put meaning into it – where, depending on your intentions in getting them, they could be anything from ‘just another type of hairstyle, meant for aesthetic appeal’ to a sign of belonging to one or another subculture connected with them.
Feathered Flip(1970s):

We all remember the 1970’s and the Farah Fawcett hairstyle. Countless women just had to have this hairstyle. With this look, the hair would be parted and teased back, but still soft and flowing.

Jheri curl(1970s):

The Jheri curl is a hairstyle that was frequent and fashionable in the African American community especially during the 1970s and 1980s. Invented by and named for Jheri Redding.the Jheri curl gave the wearer a glossy, loosely curled look. It was touted as a “wash and wear” style that was easier to care for than the other popular chemical treatment of the day, the relaxer.

Devilock(1970s / 1980s):

The devilock is a hairstyle created by Misfits bassist Jerry Only in the late 1970s. In an early 1980s interview, only claimed that the Devi lock was based on a “tidal wave” hairstyle seen among the 1970s skateboarding communities.

Mullet(1970s / 1990s):

Mullet hairstyle is short on the front and sides of he head, and long in the back. The word “mullet” was popularized by the Beastie Boys, a US hip-hop band; whether they coined the word is up for debate. There are many different varieties of mullet, ranging from something like a layered haircut (with short layers on top of the head) to a crew cut with a long tail of hair extending down to the middle of the back.

Liberty spikes(1980s):

Huge ass spike hairstyle worn by punks. Using some sort of adhesive they work their hair into seemingly impossible long spikes. Suprisingly this style dates back 2000 years ago when warriors from the celtic tribes of ancient britain would use lime to spike their hair into liberty spikes before going into battle.


Mohawk hairstyles are in the category of hairstyles that make an instant statement on the wearer, with regard to the wearer’s sense of style and perhaps the wearer’s celebration of their personal uniqueness. Being spotted wearing hairstyle shows that you are not afraid to be yourself – and this can be a great attraction to others out there. It is, after all, an indisputable fact that people who are not afraid to be themselves are a great attraction to one and all.


A rattail is a hair style that is characterized by a long “tail”-like element of hair growing down from the back of the head. The rattail usually curls naturally; however, it can be braided, treated as a dread, permed, straightened, or curled with an iron. In some instances, an individual might choose to grow several tails as opposed to a single very long tail.


Perms had first been seen before the 1980s, but had not become well known until then. Women and men both were putting perms in their hair. This was done by a chemical process that adds curl to straight hair. One actress who wore this style delightfully in the 80’s was Julia Roberts.
The bowl cut(1980s / 1990s):

The bowl hair cut is both loved and hated by men and women alike.  In addition, the bowl hair cut has a long history with some famous models. A lot of information is accessible about the bowl hair cut which is sometimes referred to as a mushroom cut, beach cut, pot haircut and now and then it is cut in a combined way as to have long blunt cut full bangs with a rounded bob. A conventional bowl hair cut typically is cut so that the ends of the hairstyle hang over the bottom of the earlobes.

Hi-top fade(1980s / 1990s):

A hi-top fade is a style of haircut where hair on the sides is cut off or kept very short and hair on the top of the head is very long (in contrast, a low fade is when hair on the top is kept shorter). The hi-top has been a trend symbolizing the Golden Era of Hip Hop and urban contemporary music during the late 1980s and the early 1990s.

Who can forget “The Rachel” style of the 1990’s? A certain character (Rachel) from the hit television series “Friends” started this hairstyle drift. This style spread like wildfire and women everywhere wanted it. This haircut is a layered, bouncy style with plenty of volume.


The Fauxhaux is a high definition and nearly extreme version of mohawk style where the middle section of the hair remnants longer than the sides but here the sides are not trimmed off. The impression created is rather of the unkempt hair not too looked after or manicured.

The essence of emo hairstyles is to be in a position to express you creatively and also to be able to show individuality. Many people fault it to be a sign of rebellion but it’s not so. Emo hairstyles are easily recognizable for their characteristic long bangs, dark hair with bold highlights, irregular lines and cuts. The typical choice for base color of the hair is almost always black, though sometimes it could be a dark brown. The color black should really be a representation of their emotional approach. There are numerous choices for emo hairstyles for girls with short hair.

And there are no end to hair trends many new hairstyle trends appears every now and then.

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