The Most Iconic Hairstyles of all Time and How to get Them
13 November, 2018Men’s Hairstyles & Haircuts
Men’s hairstyles have changed a lot over the last century, but many of the iconic men's hairstyles from these eras are timeless. With the right modern twist, these famous male hairstyles will never go out of style. Check out some of the most memorable hairstyles of all time.Read more Men’s Hair features.
Best Men's Hairstyles of All Time
1920s Men's Hairstyles
The 20s was an extremely classy decade for men's hairstyles. Keep your hair slicked back and neat for a classic 20s look. Apply some pomade to and use a comb or your fingers to slick it back whilst also creating a natural side parting. Make sure you have mid-length hair to allow enough of it to go back. For a modern twist, get an undercut to the back of your head by shaving it short.
1930s Men's Hairstyles
The short side parting remained popular throughout the 1930s and is still a stylish look today. For a classic 30s look apply a wet look product such as pomade and slick your hair back with a comb. Different from the 20s, this hairdo requires marginally longer hair, adding some extra texture and curl.
1950s Men's Hairstyles
The James Dean haircut is one of the most iconic cuts of the last century. Famous for his rebel persona, Dean is known for sporting a classic pompadour look with simple and casual clothes. To achieve this timeless haircut start by growing your locks to a medium length. Apply a small amount of wax, clay or pomade and spread it evenly through your hair. Use a comb and a hair dryer to create volume. Shave the back and sides to a shorter length for a contemporary twist.
1960s Men's Hairstyles
The swinging sixties were a time of freedom from the old ways of the past. They were a time when men started to break free from traditional conservative hairstyles. One of the most popular cuts of the decade was the mop top, as rocked by The Beatles. Give this style a modern revamp by keeping the layers short and textured. If your hair isn't naturally straight then get your hands on some straighteners to complete the mop look. Finish by rubbing through a matte wax to create some texture.
1970s Men's Hairstyles
For one of the best 70s hairstyles for men, take inspiration from Robert Redford's hairstyle. Most famous for his role in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Redford is one of the best-loved style icons of the seventies. His classic long-haired look works best with thicker locks. Grow it out and get the top trimmed for texture. Although this look doesn't involve too much styling, it's extremely important to look after your hair with some good quality shampoo and conditioner.
1980s Men's Hairstyles
80s hairstyles for men are probably the trickiest to pull off in the modern day. Although it was the decade that saw the mullet become popular, it wasn't all bad for men's 80s hairstyles. The return of the centre parting and pompadour styles meant that there is plenty of inThe latest news from style, life, arts, and culture and everything in between. Whether it's a new brand arriving into our style, our latest drops and editorials. You will never miss a beat with us.