While some haircuts, like the Caesar cut or the Cleopatra bangs, come from Ancient times, most eponymous hairstyles originated in the last century. Some of them may only be suitable as part of a Halloween costume, but most are still very popular among women.
Discover a few of the best hairstyles named after celebrities, iconic haircuts that you can still request from your hairstylist without having to give any more details. From the Rachel to the Pob, check out the most iconic eponymous celebrity haircuts.
The Farrah Flip
While many hairstyles from the ‘70s, like the Dorothy Hamill wedge, aren’t remembered for the right reasons, the gorgeous hairstyle named after “Charlie’s Angels” star Farrah Fawcett redefined glamor and remains as one of the most iconic looks of the disco era.
While the look isn’t as popular today, you can still request a Farrah blowout and your hairstylist will know exactly what you’re looking for.
Created by celebrity hairstylist Chris McMillan, Jennifer Aniston’s shoulder-length cut from her “Friends” days is still one of the best hairstyles named after celebrities. The layered shag was retired after just two seasons, and Aniston’s hair still retains its trendsetting status among many women.
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The Halle Berry Pixie
Short and sweet, Halle Berry reinterpreted the classic pixie cut by adding lots more texture on top and ended up with an iconic look. The Academy award-winning actress has sported the look with different variations for more than a decade, so this gorgeous pixie cut has a very strong connection with her name.
The Karlie Chop
One of the best hairstyles named after celebrities, model Karlie Kloss’ look was declared “the cut of the moment” by Vogue magazine in 2013. Modern and instantly exciting, the hairstyle shares a few elements with another iconic look, popularized by French singer and actress Jane Birkin in the ‘60s. While Birkin’s name lives on through one of the most expensive bags in the world, Kloss’ above the shoulders cut with layering and bangs has a strong chance of becoming one of the most famous eponymous hairstyles.
The singer debuted a brand new haircut along with her more mature look, and her hairstyle was instantly copied by many of her fans. With one shorn side and the length of a long pixie cut, the hairstyle was also created by hairstylist Chris McMillan, who struck gold again after “The Rachel”.
A portmanteau of Posh and Bob, the Pob is definitely one of the best hairstyles named after celebrities. Named after Victoria Beckham’s “Posh Spice” nickname, the Pob is a more angular interpretation of the classic bob that Mrs. David Beckham rocked for years. Shorter in the back and longer on the sides and front, it’s still one of the most popular bobs.
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A more extreme version of Beckham’s look, the Gosselin took its name from Kate Gosselin’s hair, which many have called a reverse mullet, since it’s longer in the front and sides and choppy in the back. While it hasn’t aged very well, the hairstyle still has many fans, including Jennifer Lawrence, who recently rocked an adapted version of the look.
The Audrey Hepburn Updo
If you’re looking for timeless elegance, try one of the best hairstyles named after celebrities, the Audrey Hepburn updo. Usually identified with the actress’ look in the 1961 movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, the hairstyles involved pulling most of hair back and securing it around the crown.
The Dido Flip
A choppy shag that British singer Dido wore for years, the Dido flip was quickly copied by her fans, but its influence extended beyond that. The short and uneven cut with wisps of hair flipped up on either side of the head lost some of its popularity in recent years, but as eponymous hairstyles go, it’s one of the most renowned.
The Louise Brooks Bob
One of the most famous bobs of all time and an iconic look for the flapper era, the Louise Brooks bob is one of the best hairstyles named after celebrities, even if it’s not as popular as it once was. The term was coined in the ‘20s, but the hairstyle endured and continued to make appearance in movies for most of last century.