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Each new decade brings with it some new styles to enjoy. Trends in fashion, beauty, and hairstyles are changing and evolving all the time. Hairstyles are one of the many things that truly define the look of a decade. Here are some of the most fashionable hairstyles in decades from the 1960s to the 2010s.
The 1960s was the decade of big hair. There were some short hairstyles made famous by celebrities such as Twiggy but, for the most part, it was all about the bouffants and beehives. Stars like the Ronettes were all about volume in their hair.
Jane Fonda in Klute – ABC Television via Wikimedia Commons
Hippies may have been born in the 60s, but their hairstyles didn’t become truly popular until the 70s. Styles in the 70s were more about developing a natural look. People kept their hair long, luxurious, and – on occasion – messy. People in the 1970s would use headbands to keep their hair in place.
©Columbia Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection
The 80s was a weird and wonderful time for hair. Hairstyles in the 80s were big, sprayed messes with thick fringes. Younger women swore by the side-pony, and short hair was kept fluffy or permed. Of course, the most iconic look of the 80s was the mullet. The mullet wasn’t around for long, but there’s no doubt it defined hair in the 80s.
Hair was much simpler in the 90s than it was in the 80s. Hair was more natural and a lot less embarrassing to look back on. The 1990s was also the decade that Friends debuted on television, creating a hair craze known simply as “The Rachel.”
What did the new millennium mean for hair? Well, the 2000s was when things like ombres and sombres became more common among women. Celebrities began experimenting with their hair, paparazzi took their photos, and the rest – as they say – is history. Women would read through those beauty magazines and look to try out the styles for themselves. Celebrities like Aliyah and Britney Spears defined the hairstyles of the 2000s. The 2000s was also when hair extensions started to gain popularity – a trend that would continue into the 2010s.
Emma Watson at the Harry Potter premiere
Last but not least, on our journey of the best hairstyles in decades, we reach the 2010s. People started to get bored of having multiple layers of color and instead chose hair extensions. This was a decade defined by incredibly long hair. As celebrities like Emma Watson proved, though, it was also the decade when women started to embrace the idea of having short hair.