Audrey Hepburn’s most iconic hairstyles
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Beauty Crew Contributing Editor / March 20 2020
Audrey Hepburn will forever be a beauty icon. And no look of hers is more memorable than her Breakfast With Tiffany’s beehive. But the movie star served us so much more than just the one timeless hairstyle. Here are some of the best Audrey Hepburn hairstyles of all time.
Roman Holiday (1953)
During a barbershop haircut scene in Roman Holiday, Audrey went from long hair to a dramatic short bob. Audrey Hepburn’s short hair was framed with blunt bangs that were the perfect length to draw attention to her immaculate brows.
Audrey looked like the girl next door with her voluminous ponytail and her signature short fringe for her role as Sabrina Fairchild in Sabrina.
War and Peace (1956)
Audrey gave her high ponytail with large barrel curls her own twist with the addition of her signature short bangs, which were parted in the centre and curled around her temples.
Funny Face (1957)
A tightly slicked-back bun - elegant then, elegant now.
Love in the Afternoon (1957)
Audrey Hepburn’s hair was styled a lot softer in Love in the Afternoon. She showed off beautiful waves and even her signature bangs were brushed gently to the side.
The Unforgiven (1960)
Audrey rarely wore her hair down, but for western film The Unforgiven, where she played Native American Rachel Zachary, she favoured a sleek half upstyle with her wavy lengths falling down to her waist.
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Dyeing her dark brown hair a lighter golden brunette hue, Breakfast at Tiffany's brought us more than a few amazing hair moments.
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Of course, nothing could top her famous beehive chignon that complemented her little black dress, pearls and oversized sunglasses ensemble; although special mention goes to her half-up, half-down 'I woke up like this' bedhead ‘do. Pure dishevelled perfection.
The Children's Hour (1961)
Audrey Hepburn’s 1960s hairstyles favoured a lot more volume than her looks in the 1950s. Her bouffant updo in The Children’s Hour was paired with a softer and slightly longer fringe.
My Fair Lady (1964)
Audrey’s hair reached new heights in the ‘60s, especially in My Fair Lady, where she wore numerous elaborate hairstyles.
How To Steal A Million (1966)
Named "Coupe Infante '66″ by the famous French hairdresser who had the honour of giving Audrey her groundbreaking pixie cut, Alexandre de Paris, this new hairstyle was a big change and a bold move for Audrey, which she pulled off effortlessly.
So many roles, so many hair makeovers to match. Unsurprisingly, Audrey’s hair started to suffer from all the heat styling, colouring and copious amounts of hairspray that came from being one of the most in-demand actresses of the 1950s and 1960s. In 1974, she booked in to see British trichologist Philip Kingsley, who restored Audrey’s hair back to healthy and glossy. He used a pre-shampoo treatment known as Elasticizer, which is still used today (a tub of it sells every two minutes!). Audrey became a huge fan of the product and religiously used it.
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Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.