It's Spring and we all know what that means—time to reorganize our lives! For some of us, that means house cleaning. For others, it's a new wardrobe or haircut. Need hair inspiration? Why not stick with what works. It's true what they say: classic never goes out of style. Check out these iconic hairstyles from the last century for your next great bob (or shag, or pixie cut).
The Look: Jennifer Aniston's “The Rachel” is one of the most requested haircuts of all time. Over 11 million women have tried the layered look since Aniston made it famous on Friends in the '90s.
Modern Day: For an updated version of “The Rachel”, ask for layered locks with round, face-framing curves. Use a flat iron and shine serum to add a smooth finish.
The Look: Mia Farrow and Twiggy put the Pixie cut on the map. Short on the back and sides, and slightly longer on top, this cut might have become popular back in the '60s, but it's every bit as chic today.
Modern Day: The best part about this vintage ‘do': it's Super easy to style and flatters a variety of face shapes. For an updated look, ask your stylist for face-framing bangs and a little length in the back.
The Look: Bombshell Bridget Bardot started the trend of sexy, bedhead hair back in the 1960's, but the look never went out of style.
Modern Day: Long, thick hair is essential for pulling off this look, but a special haircut is not. Simply blow dry with a large round brush, set with big rollers and tease hair at the roots. Presto: sex kitten hair in under half an hour.
The Look: Farrah Fawcett' feathered shag could be seen in teen boys’ bedrooms across the nation during the ‘70s. Today, the look is a bit harder to pull off, but tamer variations have proven to be just as sexy.
Modern Day: To replicate this Charlie's Angel, blow dry hair away from the face towards the back of your head. Once dry, use a large curling iron and wrap 1-2” sections around the barrel, winding away from your face. Set with hairspray.
The Look: Ali McGraw won America's heart in the 1970's hit Love Story. But her sleek, long dark hair has inspired women for decades.
Modern Day: To achieve this look, use a shine serum before blow drying with a flat brush. Once dry, take a flat iron and straighten 1” sections until stick straight. Add more shine serum to get an extra glossy finish.
The Look: America's former sweetheart Meg Ryan is perhaps best known for her edgy shag, complete with jagged layers and messy finish.
Modern Day: Women everywhere rejoiced over this ‘do' for its easy styling and low maintenance -- not to mention, it's pretty darn sexy.
Kate Parham is a Washington D.C.-based freelance writer who reports on food, nutrition, travel and lifestyle topics. Her work has been published in dozens of consumer magazines and online including USA Today, Real Simple, Self, Cooking Light and countless others. More about Kate at KateParham.com.