Iconic movie and TV hairstyles – and the stories behind them
Plus, the products that the hairstylists used
While we see many beautiful hairstyles in our favourite TV shows and films, very few become iconic enough to remember or, better yet, make us want to recreate for years to come.
From period-correct plaits to incredible everyday-hairstyles we'll continue to copy for years to come, here are eight iconic TV and film hairstyles, and the stories behind them.
Hair and makeup artist Nadia Stacey won the 2019 BAFTA for her work inThe Favouritestarring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. Working primarily with wigs for the project, Nadia added bows to wigs and sprayed them with pastel chalks to give them a modern twist.
Nadia has also worked onHarry Potter,Downton AbbeyandCaptain America, as well as the upcoming film,Cruella, starring Emma Stone.
Cheryl's has also worked with production teams onThe Ellen DeGeneres ShowandThe Voice, where she was nominated for four Emmy's for 'Outstanding Hairstyling'.
Breakfast At Tiffany's
Holly Golightly's (Audrey Hepburn's) wardrobe inBreakfast at Tiffany'scemented the film as one of the most fashion-focused of all-time. But it wasn't just her Givenchy dresses that women worldwide admired; her beehive pixie cut, backcombed by hairstylist Grazia de Rossi, became an instant icon in its own right.
According to Audrey, the hairstyle's highlights helped her "get away from that primmer lady look, like nuns and princesses."
Angelina Jolie's headpiece in Disney'sMaleficentafforded her instant villainess status. In order to anchor her horns, Angelina's hair was almost constantly bunned or braided. Set hairstylist Audrey Stern's priority was to ensure Angelina's hair and scalp remained properly cared for.
"To prep Angelina Jolie's hair for long hours in a headpiece, I'd start with theHASK Tea Tree Oil & Rosemary 5-in-1 Leave-In spray," she says. "This was perfect for nourishing her scalp and it went a long way in rejuvenating the hair whilst wearing a cap for 12 hours straight."
Rihanna is known for breaking boundaries, whether it's with her music, fashion choices or beauty business moves. When the singer was cast as Nine Ball in 2018'sOcean's 8, she told her long-term hairstylist Yusef Williams she wanted to wear faux dreadlocks for the role.
"Her locs would maintain that tie to Africa," he toldRefinery29. "She'd keep her accent. She wasn't just going to be some American girl in this movie. Nine Ball is still a Caribbean girl that just happens to be in America."
The Morning Show
Since appearing inFriends, Jennifer Anniston's hair has been a reference point for many women and their hairdressers. Jennifer's most recent hairstyles in the Emmy-nominated TV seriesThe Morning Showwere reminiscent of her iconic 'The Rachel' hairstyles: natural, yet polished.
The show's Hair Department Head Linda Flowers swears by HASK products for achieving Jennifer's hairstyles. "I can always count on my HASK products to perform the way I need them to," she says. "Most of my clients are high performing actors and I need haircare that can match them."
The Hunger Games
As well as working with Jennifer Anniston, Hairstylist Linda Flowers has worked with Jennifer Lawrence, Gal Gadot, Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCartney. Her biggest mark on Hollywood was her role in the creation of the iconic Katniss Everdeen braid and colourful Effie looks from theHunger Gamesfranchise.
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When creating her looks, Linda turned to the book series for inspiration. "I loved the fact that somebody took the time to make the hair a part of the character and a part of the movie," she toldPopSugar."For me, that really inspired me to do something somewhat original. The costume designers from both movies also provided inspiration."