Hair trends have an amazing ability to rekindle memories of the past and while it’s not often that a haircut becomes a fashion statement there are a few that have broken the mould over the years and became game changers in their own right. Patrick asked Noreen one of our Artistic Directors to share some of the most famous Iconic Cuts with us over the years including what is the hottest cut this summer.
Noreen says “At the minute slick and sharp haircuts are very popular with inspiration from old taking a modern twist. For years we have had messy chic long hair with trims every few months but now cuts are back in a big way. The celebrity cut of the moment is Elizabeth Debicki, with her razor sharp cheekbones this stunning cut has caught everyone’s attention, the great news is that a classic cut is ageless and timeless so any age can pull it off”
Of course this isn’t the first time when a “hair cut” has become the “it” cut we have had so many iconic looks over the years, here are Noreen’s choice for Cuts that define the decades.
Twiggy made short hair with long side swept fringe the look of 1960’s London, defining the entire modern era. It was a cut that launched Twiggy’s modelling career and a new generation of short styles that are still worn today fifty years later! Michelle Williams, Carey Mulligan and Emma Watson are just some of the modern day stars inspired by Twiggy’s iconic cut.
The bowl haircut named after Joanna Lumley’s character in The Avengers TV series has received mixed reactions over the years, but love it or hate it this chic stylish cut made a statement in the 70’s and there have been many modern interpretations of this style many of which soften the look slightly.
The Lady Diana
Just like everyone loves Kate Middleton today, Princess Diana was widely admired for her charity work and her amazing sense of style. Her short cut is one of the most famous cuts of all time.
This Sexy Choppy style was created on a whim in Paris by Julien d’Y’s and rumour has it that he still has her ponytail at home! This cut became an instant cultural phenomenon and solidified Linda Evangelista’s place as the fashion worlds ultimate hair chameleon. Everyone wanted her hair cut and according to Linda herself this haircut quadrupled her rate – not bad for a haircut?
Since Jennifer Aniston’s 90’s layered shag “The Rachel” cut no look has quite so single-handedly defined a generation. This was the last time that a single haircut was so much in demand. If you ask any stylist, they will tell you that this cut was requested time and time again during in the 90’s, it was so popular that it has become one of the most iconic haircuts of all time.
The Pop or Posh Bob
Victoria Beckham is undoubtedly the queen of transformation and while some of her earlier fashion choices raised a few eyebrows and seen her on worst dressed lists she is the complete opposite today and in terms of fashion never gets it wrong. But whether we agree with her past fashion choices or not, no one can deny the sensation that she caused when she chopped off her long locks to give us this asymmetric bob in 2007. The popularity of this bob nicknamed the “Pob” marked her move from Spice Girl to Style Icon and Fashion Designer.
Noreen says, “whatever your age, whatever your style, the right cut can work for you, if you fancy a change or if you want some inspiration book a complimentary consultation with one of our talented team of stylist who would be delighted to assist you in creating a bespoke look especially for you. You can book your appointment on www.patrickgildea.ie or by calling 074-9125476.