Ever wonder what life was like in the year you were born? Seeing as you probably had better things to do than follow hairstyle trends (e.g. keep your mom busy with bottle feeds and midnight tantrums), we’re here to fill you in on what the cool women were doing in the year you were born.
The 50s were all about bombshell barrel curls and stars like Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield epitomized this look. The look involved a deep side part and dramatic, bouncy curls.
Volume was key throughout the 60s. Whilst this era had a number of standout styles, only one remained popular throughout the entire decade and that was the bouffant. Jackie Kennedy regularly rocked this voluminous style with loose waves.
The 70s saw women wearing their hair in easy, loose waves, often parted straight down the centre. Farah Fawcett launched a million trips to the hairdresser with her perfectly highlighted, California girl locks.
Molly Ringwald, aka the queen of 80s rom coms, burst onto the scene in a mess of tight curls and the women of the world fell in love. Crimped, super curled hair was in, and the messier the better.
If you were old enough to be getting haircuts in the 90s, guaranteed you rocked something similar to ‘The Rachel’. This super layered, blown out style was based off of Jennifer Aniston’s character in TV series Friends, and was replicated the world over.