Hair Icons for Inspiration

When it comes to doing anything in life, one of the best ways to invite change is to be inspired. If you want to lose weight, looking at fantastic figures can give you a jolt. If you want to knock up some great recipes, taking a gander at top nosh online can give you some much needed encouragement.

With hair, you often don’t know what you want to do with hair until you see a style on someone else. With that in mind, here are some ladies who ooze elegance, inventiveness and charisma. These are definitely some of our hot hair crushes. If you are looking for a hair reinvention, why not turn to one of the greats?

Marilyn Monroe

For many, Marilyn remains the ultimate blonde pinup and poster child. There are an endless array of celebrities who have attempted to replicate Marilyn’s look with varying levels of success. Brash, blonde and coupled with a bold red lip, Marilyn’s look was iconic, unapologetic and endures today.

Audrey Hepburn

Hepburn’s demure and dainty sophisticated look made her a strong contender for the brunettes do it better camp. Long dark tresses, shot through with highlights and with an added fringe is still a look that gets asked for often and really flatters those with petite, pixie features.

Jennifer Aniston

Queen of the beachy look, Aniston is a style icon precisely because she knows what suits her. For most celebrities, their ‘look’ is their bread and butter and deviating from it can be alienating. Aniston’s look is pure California and immensely flattering. Jen is the perfect example of, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’


What we love about Rihanna is that she isn’t afraid to shake up the status quo. Rihanna breaks hair rules left right and centre and more often than not finds a way to make it work for her. This level of fearlessness creates trends. She experiments with long and short styles and a range of colors.

Gwen Stefani

Gwen is another starlet who breaks color rules. Her pale cream complexion, dark (almost black eyes) coupled with peroxide blonde hair is not a look that should suit the Italian and yet it does! Gwen shows that knowing what you want when it comes to your image and being prepared for the upkeep can really pay off.

Farrah Fawcett

Farrah’s blonde, side swept hair took the 70s by storm and is another of those legendary blonde looks that we love. This look is easy going, striking and can easily be rebooted for today.

Megan Fox

With her dark hair, blue eyes and light skin, Fox is full of contrasts. Although there are certain color rules that make sense, contrasting looks can be utterly hypnotic. Blue eyes and dark hair creates a visible and enigmatic jar.

Who is your hair style icon?