18 Iconic Celebrity Hairstyles We Couldn't Help but Copy (PHOTOS)

18 Iconic Celebrity Hairstyles We Couldn't Help but Copy (PHOTOS)

jennifer anistonFor years, women have been bringing magazine clippings of their favorite celebrity 'dos to their hairstylists as inspiration. And with good reason: Stars tend to have gorgeous, trend-starting cuts.

Some celeb styles took ours to the next level, though. ("The Rachel," anyone?)

Here, 17 of the most famous, oft-copied hairstyles of the past 20 years or so. From piece-y bobs to platinum blonde pixies with a shaved sides, we all know the "roots" of these iconic 'dos.


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  • Gisele Bundchen

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    Since making her debut as an Angel 15 years ago, always stunning model and celeb mama Gisele's been the ultimate example of Victoria's Secret hair and all manner of highlights sunkissed and ombre. More recently, she's become the reigning queen of ecaille hair color, otherwise known as tortoiseshell highlights.

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  • Kate Middleton

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    If shine were a currency, Kate Middleton would be rich(er) than she already is. Women all over the world drool over the Duchess' hair and would do anything to have a royal mane just like hers. Can you blame them?!

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  • Sarah Jessica Parker

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    Carrie Bradshaw was responsible for many a fashion trend -- and that certainly includes her long, loose, wavy hair. Many girls were spotted rocking 'dos like SJP's during the height of Sex & the City ... and, of course, nameplates.

  • Beyonce

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    Years after Bridgette Bardot made crazy piles of cascading hair famous, Queen Bey brought it back with her own twist. Crazy in love ... with her long, luscious locks.

  • Halle Berry

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    It isn't a look everyone can pull off, but clearly Halle Berry had no problem rocking this super-cropped 'do -- for years! And, for the lucky ladies who could (and did!) pull it off, it's safe to say Halle was their inspiration.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow

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    Love her or hate her, there's no denying that Gwyneth Paltrow has famous locks. Gwynnie's signature split-down-the-middle, straight, blonde locks are about as synonymous with the Goop founder as the phrase "conscious uncoupling."

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  • Meg Ryan

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    You've Got Mail? More like you've got a choppy, piecey, angle-y bob that everyone wanted to duplicate in the mid- to late '90s.  

  • Angelina Jolie

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    When you think of Angelina Jolie, you don't necessarily think hair. But that's the thing about the actress. She's virtually had the same fuss-free, long, straight locks for as long as we can remember. It undoubtedly works for her. And it's undoubtedly never going out of style. 

  • Victoria Beckham

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    No doubt, it was a strange haircut, and not an easy one to pull off, but Victoria Beckham rocked the asymmetrical bob -- and inspired plenty of ladies to do the same -- for quite some time!

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  • Lauren Conrad

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    Who'd a thought the rich girl from the O.C. who was pining after Stephen Colletti would become a style icon? L.C. landed herself on thousands upon thousands of girls' "Hair Inspo" Pinterest boards with her signature braids.

  • Blake Lively

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    She's tall, she's gorgeous, and she has some of the best beach waves we've ever seen. Blake Lively's long, loose, California girl tresses are always on-point. Messy hair, do care. 

  • Miley Cyrus

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    A few years ago, Miley Cyrus swapped out her cascading brunette locks for a super-cropped bleach blonde style. Many of us thought it was a phase, but the pop star is still going strong with the now-trendy cut and color. She's just being Miley!

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  • Scarlett Johansson

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    Before all of Hollywood started chopping off their hair, there was Scarlett Johansson and her uber-cool messy bob. The color, the cut -- it's just so covetable.

  • Katy Perry

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    Katy Perry is almost as famous for her ever-changing, rainbow hair colors as she is for her amazing voice. Love!

  • Reese Witherspoon

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    She's America's Sweetheart with one of America's sweetest haircuts. Reese Witherspoon has had straight blonde hair with bangs for as long as we can remember. If it ain't broke, right?

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  • Rihanna

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    One of the reasons we love RiRi so much is because she's never one to follow trends. Case in point? The shaved head style she pretty much started. Or, at least brought to Hollywood. 

  • Taylor Swift

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    Everything Taylor Swift does is impossibly adorable. Including her cool, gamine bob with bangs.

  • Jennifer Aniston

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    No iconic hairstyle list would be complete without Jennifer Aniston, whose choppy, poofy, angled style -- appropriately called "The Rachel" -- set off a million copycats. Looking back, however, Aniston isn't a fan of the style. "I think it was the ugliest haircut I've ever seen," she told Allure in 2011. 

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