As the saying goes, everything old is new again! Some of Hollywood’s hottest hairstyles are modern updates of ‘dos made popular by icons of yesteryear (exhibit A: Kerry Washington’s dramatic upsweep is almost identical to Broadway star Leslie Uggams’ 1960’s coif). Here, we look at some of our favorite celeb styles, and their back-in-the-day inspirations.
Paula Patton sports the same side-swept bangs and fluffy curls as Tina Turner, but the “Precious” star’s cut is just a tad shorter.
Just before Kelly Rowland cut her tresses into a boyish crop, she sported big, wild, Diana Ross frizzy-curls. Both songstresses look sexier than ever with this iconic style.
Malinda Williams takes a page from Josephine Baker’s style book with her sculpted finger waves and bejewelled accessories.
Katerina Graham updated Lena Horne’s structured, 1940s era style by tucking her long strands underneath to create a “faux” bob.
Here, Pam Grier and Kelis sport almost-identical fluffy, curled ’dos with one side swept back in an ornate clip. So feminine.
Recently, Ciara took a break from sporting long locks and tried a Diahann Carroll-style mod wig. We think it’s so flattering!
Beyonce updated Dorothy Dandridge’s half-up, half-down 1950s hairstyle by adding a severe side part and soft, face-framing waves.