Hair Through History: 33 Iconic Hairstyles of the Past 100 Years

Like fashion trends, popular hairstyles go in and out of style, often dictated by everything from pop culture, to economics, to international influence. Over the years, hairstyle trends for both men and women have changed drastically, sometimes favoring completely new looks, and other times falling back on classic, traditional styles. We've rounded up some of the most popular, trend-setting hairstyles of the past century, from the Gibson Girl, to the mop top, to ombré, and everything in between! Click through the slideshow to see our list of the most iconic hairstyles of the past 100 years!

1910's

The Gibson Girl

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Ringlets

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Hats

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1920's

The Bob

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Short & Slicked

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1930's

Pin Curls

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Finger Waves

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The Clark Gable

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1940's

Classic Curls

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Victory Rolls

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The Frank Sinatra

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1950's

Bombshell Curls

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The Bouffant

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1960's

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Sassoon

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The Beehive

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Mop Tops

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1970's
Afros

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Feathered Hair

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Unisex

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1980's

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The Perm

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Mullets

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Jherri Curls

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1990's
Punk

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Curtained Hair

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The Rachel

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Hi-Top Fade

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2000's

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Beach Waves

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Stick-Straight

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Crimped Hair

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Frosted Tips

2010's
Rainbow

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Ombré/Balayage

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Vintage, with a Twist

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The American Crew 2014-2015 All-Stars Challenge
The American Crew 2014-2015 All-Stars Challenge

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