7 Iconic Hairstyles From Our Favorite Films



If you’re as obsessed with hair as I am, then you would know that inspiration could spring from anywhere—whether it is from a beauty editorial or a celebrity’s new ‘do. One of my biggest sources of hairstyle inspiration, however, happen to be from films. From the best pixie cuts to silky smooth manes, listed below are some of the most iconic hairstyles to have graced the silver screen.

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7 Iconic Hairstyles From Our Favorite Films

1. Best blowout

Film: Clueless

Character: Cher Horowitz

Actress: Alicia Silverstone

Perfectly silky smooth, Cher’s blonde mane was practically every teenage girl’s dream (in addition to Josh Lucas, played by Paul Rudd, of course).


7 Iconic Hairstyles From Our Favorite Films

2. Best highlights

Film: The Graduate

Character: Mrs. Robinson

Actress: Anne Bancroft

While Mrs. Robinson’s tactics of seduction definitely stole the show, there was another contender in my eyes: her chunky caramel highlights. Overall, this gave her look a little extra flair.


7 Iconic Hairstyles From Our Favorite Films

3. Best Bangs

Film: Scarface

Character: Elvira Hancock

Actress: Michelle Pfeiffer

If there was another thing Elvira Hancock was hooked on, it was her commitment to always looking so glamorously put together. Her sleek bob and bangs only added to the ice queen’s iconic image, which Michelle Pfeiffer played effortlessly.


7 Iconic Hairstyles From Our Favorite Films

4. Best Bob

Film: Norwegian Wood

Character: Midori

Actress: Kiko Mizuhara

The 2010 adaption of Haruki Murakami’s novel of the same title was beautiful and haunting. One of the film’s highlights, however, was Midori’s gamine look, as it perfectly captured her playful personality.


7 Iconic Hairstyles From Our Favorite Films

5. Best Pixie Cut

Film: Breathless

Character: Patricia Franchini

Actress: Jean Seberg

It was a close tie between this and Mia Farrow’s cut in Rosemary’s Baby, but I had to hand it down to Jean Seberg’s character. While Breathless may be the lesser-known film, watching the French New Wave classic will have you falling in love with Patricia’s chic, low-maintenance ‘do.


7 Iconic Hairstyles From Our Favorite Films

6. Best Updo

Film: Breakfast At Tiffany’s

Character: Holly Golightly

Actress: Audrey Hepburn

Every second that Audrey Hepburn is on screen as Holly Golightly is enchanting. While it isn’t new to talk about her character’s impeccable style, one cannot ignore the fact that her updos always looked perfectly coiffed.


7 Iconic Hairstyles From Our Favorite Films

7. Best Teased ‘Do

Film: Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Character: Maria Elena

Actress: Penélope Cruz

Channeling a modern-day Bardot with her teased, tousled ‘do, the look only added to Maria Elena’s fiery passion for life.