17 Iconic Vintage Hairstyles We're Still Obsessed With Today

Like fashion, beauty trends have evolved so quickly that it can feel like we're always going back in time. Although most of us find hair inspiration by perusing Instagram, creating Pinterest boards or collecting the most current magazines, we're still eager to emulate those legendary screen sirens, models and singers whose coifs are as memorable as their music. And because we always appreciate a throwback or two, these vintage beauty shots are giving us life and then some. 

Nikki Brown Dec, 09, 2016

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The blues legend was known for adorning her updos in white gardenias before most performances. And the floral trend shows no signs of slowing down. 

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The Tony Award winner has worn several hairstyles throughout her iconic career, but this one is by far our favorite. 

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Throughout her 50+ year career, Tyson has worn more slay-worthy hairstyles than we can count. This slick, short coif is by far one of our favorites! 

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During her time on Star Trek, the beautiful actress served one of the fiercest updos of all time. 

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The Afro was elevated when this Blaxploitation icon started hitting the silver screen. 

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If you ever need inspo to go for the big chop, look no further than the singer/actress. She oozes confidence and we love it! 

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Throughout her illustrious career, the jazz singer rarely deviated from her signature short do and equally cute ensembles. 

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The legendary model always served looks; accessories included! 

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The singer and actress is solidified as one of the flyest hair chameleons to walk the planet. Case in point: this mushroom cut realness. 

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Often credited as the first black supermodel, Sims always looked effortless in her hey day. 

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Even Catwoman herself has worn the simplest of dos and made it look fierce. 

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The late actress and activist exuded natural beauty with her effortless look. 

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The actress' various hairstyles are elegance and grace personified. 

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The late actress would have turned 95 on Nov. 9.

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Pace, another icon from the Blaxploitation era, frequently brought the slay in her full fro. 

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Back in the day, this gorgeous actress taught us how to rock an afro with confidence. 

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The supermodel and actress has been serving hair inspo since she first hit the Hollywood scene. Love it!