As we go into the new year, let’s take a look at some of the hairstyles that defined an era. Hairstyle trends are forever changing but people aren’t getting new hairstyles every six months. Both men and women have timeless hairstyles so let’s take a look at some of the most memorable.
First up for women we have,
The Pixie Cut
This hairstyle has had several moments of fame throughout history. It was first thought to make a statement in the 30s with actress, Josephine Baker then again in the 50s with Audrey Hepburn. She made a real entrance with this hairstyle in the movie, Roman Holiday. The pixie cut has been around ever since and staged most of its popularity in the 50s and 60s. The 70s and 80s had a different fashion sense but even to this day, there are more and more women loving the ease and style of short pixie cuts.
The bob cut is a very classic style known to span across time. This style really hit the ground running the the 1920s. With women able to go out to work, vote, and have military duties in World War I, long hair became an inconvenience. Since the bob cut has changed slightly almost every decade, the look has become something retro, vintage, and artistic. It truly symbolizes a timeless look that expresses independence and confidence.
Wavy hair constructs the fine line between straight and curly locks. Subtle waves give hair great texture and movement. They look effortless despite the work that sometimes goes into achieving the look. Also called, beach waves, this style is timeless because it has the best of both worlds and looks beautiful and carefree.
Surprisingly, shag is another low maintenance hairstyle that has stuck it out through the years. Think Farrah Fawcett and a young Taylor Swift. This haircut is when the hair has been layered in various lengths. These layers are usually feathered on the top and sides.
Now let’s take a look at the timeless hairstyles for men. First we have,
The French Crop
This style is all about simplicity, balance, and proportion. The French Crop is achieved by cutting hair short on the back and sides while keeping hair slightly longer through the top. This is a shorter men’s style that remains low maintenance. This style is very versatile because it works with most all face shapes and hair types. The French Crop is basically a spin off of the classic, military Ceasar cut.
Buzz cuts are by far the simplest hairstyle for men. It is because of this simplicity that it is considered a timeless look. This hairstyle is easy to maintain by yourself. One of the popular trends to have with buzz cuts is to have designs shaved on the back or sides. Lots of men have had this hairstyle over the years and buzz cuts don’t necessarily have to be cut super short to be “in style”.
Elvis Presley was probably the one credited with starting the quiff hairstyle trend. This is a more rugged look whose imperfections are simply perfect. This look consists of shorter sides and the hair on the top is combed forward except for the front which is brushed upwards in a messy fashion.
The pompadour looks similar to a quiff but it’s more neatly kept. The reason this style is neater than a quiff is because the hair is swept high over the forehead without any loose strands. This style was popular for women in the 18th century when they wore the classic high updos that most think about upon hearing the name, pompadour. Men later wore the style because it worked with a variety of hair lengths. The pompadour is a classic look full of confidence and charm.
It will be interesting to see which trends become popular in 2019. Will some of these classics become new again? Only time will tell.