Six Iconic Hairstyles From Every Era Made Easy

by Angela lagrimas

Every decade had its style icons, and many of these trend setters were best known for their hair. With modern tools and products, you can recreate these looks easily at home. Here's how:

The 40s - Veronika Lake's Waves

Veronika Lake was one of the 40's most popular on-screen seductresses. Her signature look was long, smooth hair with sultry, face-framing waves. This soft, feminine look is easy to do on most hair types. Start by raking Kenra Curl Control Gel 10 in. After that, shape the waves with a large styling iron. It's okay if your curls drop a little; these are supposed to be subtle. Finish off with a misting of the Kenra Shine Spray for that silver screen gleam.

The 50s - Marilyn Monroe's Perfect Curls

Marilyn Monroe is often called the most beautiful woman of all time, and her look wouldn't have been complete without a head of bouncy pin curls. This product requires hot rollers, so start with a heat protectant spray like the Nevo Heat Activated Thermal Protectant. Set your hair in curls and, when they're cool, release and pin them to your head to let them set a little longer. Finally, give your curls body, shine, and more staying power with a misting of strong hold hairspray like the Kenra Design Spray 9.

The 60s - Mia Farrow's Pixie Crop

Mia Farrow's role in the 60s film Rosemary's Baby made her a superstar and helped launch the ultrashort hairstyle look for women. If your hair's just a few inches long, you already know it's easy to care for. However, it requires products to look its best. Use a styling iron if your hair has natural texture to make it look sleek. To recreate Mia Farrow's healthy gloss, experiment with thicker, hydrating products like Nevo Hydra Pearl Replenishing Oil.

The 70s - Cher's Super-straight Tresses

For many people, just saying the name 'Cher' brings up the mental picture of the superstraight look she's been rocking since the 70s. If you dye your hair black to match hers', make sure you nourish it and protect the shade with a colorsafe shampoo and conditioner like the Platinum Color Charge line of products. To get the look, start by applying the Platinum Blow-Dry Serum and blow dry it straight. You can also take the look to another level by running a style iron over it to remove any remaining waves.

The 80s - Madonna's Ultra Volume

Not everyone has what it takes to channel the Material Girl's hair in the 80s, but Madonna did know how to achieve amazing volume. This can look great even on modern cuts and hair textures. Start with the Kenra Volumizing Shampoo. When your hair's still damp, liberally add mousse to the roots. We recommend Lifestyling Sparkling Glaze Mousse. After that, blow-dry your hair upside down, lifting at the roots as it cools. Still not enough volume? Scrunch in a little Platinum Thickening Mousse.

The 90s - Pamela Anderson's Beachy Waves

In the 90s, stars enjoyed a more natural look. Laid-back, loose waves and beachy textures were seen both on the red carpet and the runway. To get this hair, you'll need to embrace your natural texture and enhance it with products. Scrunch into detangled, damp hair a curl defining cream like Colour Stylist Illuminating Curl 24 Hour Shaping Lotion. As it dries, mist it with Highlight Stylist Sea-Kissed Texturizer, a salt-free spray that adds hold and an ocean-tousled look.

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