The blow dry is back

The blow dry has undergone a dramatic revolution throughout the decades. From the perfectly preened forties and chic chignons of the sixties to the nineties signature supermodel bounce and the mussed up, messy noughties, we round up the most famous (and infamous) star styles:

compiled by Jourdana Abrahams

  • Rita Hayworth

    Rita Hayworth’s 1940s waves ooze pure Hollywood glamour; it’s no wonder they remain one of the most sought-after styles.

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  • Elizabeth Taylor

    Elizabeth Taylor’s beautiful brunette bouffant is a timeless classic.

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  • Brigitte Bardot

    The original, sexy bed-head beehive, Brigitte Bardot’s style is still as covetable now as it was in the 60s.

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  • Farah Fawcett

    Famed as much for her hair style as for her role as one of Charlie’s Angels, Farah Fawcett’s voluminous flicks were emulated by millions throughout the 70s and 80s.

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  • Jennifer Aniston

    Nicknamed the ‘Rachel’ after her character in Friends, Jennifer Aniston’s choppy layers launched a thousand copy-cat cuts in the 90s.

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  • Kate Middleton

    Kate Middleton’s glossy and groomed tumbling waves are fit for a princess.

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