Happy Hairstyle Appreciation Day! Yes, it’s a real holiday, and yes, you should celebrate by taking a trip down memory lane with us. Come browse the most iconic celeb hairstyles since the ‘90s, because we’ll never get tired of discussing the cultural significance of the “Rachel."
Click through our slideshow above to see if you agree with our iconic hairstyle picks!
Before Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta, before Britney’s run-in with a razor, there was Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2U” shaved head.
Mariah Carey—the first iconic diva to embrace Shirley Temple curls, and look utterly glam while doing it.
Truly a signature look, Meg Ryan’s bob is a more piece-y, layered version of her choppy locks in her breakout role in Sleepless in Seattle.
Oh, the Rachel—or what we like to call the hairstyle requested ‘round the world. Bouncy and layered with just the right amount of honey-hued highlights, this Friends’ star’s hairstyle singlehandedly started a hair trend—no, hair movement—that lasted through the better part of this decade.
Fluffy, feathered, and short—Princess Di proved that a short ‘do could be chic and feminine.
Oh, Gwen—not only do you not seem to age, but you somehow manage to look fantastic in a hairstyle that we can only describe as “small buns that resemble snail shells.”
Carrie’s curls, Samatha’s bangs, Charlotte’s side-part, and Miranda’s cropped red ‘do—was there any cast with hair as recognizable and iconic as the cast of Sex and the City?
These tightly-bound cornrows marked an era of a new, sexier, Dirrty-er Christina—and the world paid attention.
Glowing and radiant at the 2002 Oscars, Berry’s tousled pixie was a daring move on this historic night, where she became the first African American woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress.
This bleached, angled bob established the former Spice Girl as the fashion world’s new darling
The Olsen twins singlehandedly turned the term “bedhead” into a positive thing.
Click here to find out how to get Mary-Kate and Ashley’s signature messy waves, with tips straight from the twins themselves!
Though we’ll always treasure Hermione’s bushy curls, this pixie marked the beginning of a new, sophisticated Ms. Watson.
We couldn’t possibly discuss iconic hairstyles without bringing up Jared Leto’s inhumanly-perfect ombré strands. Do we think it’s fair that a man possess such perfect locks? No, not really. But we’re not complaining—we’re just happy we get to admire them from afar.
Any iconic hairstyles we missed? Sound off in the comments!