The most glamorous bombshell of all time strikes again!
Marilyn Monroe's curly waves topped the list as the hair voted Most Iconic of All Time in a poll conducted by CoolBlades.co.uk, Hair & Beauty salon suppliers.
The poll invited more than 3500 customers, hair stylists and Facebook fansof the site to vote on which celebs, new and old, have caused generations of people to 'copy' and 'be inspired' by their hairstyle. Click through the slideshow to see who else made the cut!
What is not to love about Marilyn's signature short blonde tresses? The style beautifully framed the starlet's face, had movement, volume, and looked effortlessly chic. The style has become truly timeless, with many stars of today all trying to channel a little bit of Marilyn into their own looks. Actresses Scarlett Johansson, rocker Gwen Stefani, and Madonna have all used Marilyn signature blonde hair as inspiration for their own style. Can you blame them?
Even Monroe herself knew the power of the right hairstyle in Tinseltown. The legendary and super iconic star was quoted once as saying, "In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hair-do."
The genius behind Marilyn's fabulous style can be attributed to none other than the one and only, stylist Kenneth Batelle. Monroe was sent to see Batelle after she complained that excessive bleaching and perming was making her hair fall out. Kenneth worked his magic to soften, smoothe and straighten Monroe's hair, soon becoming a permanent fixture to her glam squad. Batelle also worked with actress Audrey Hepburn and even the First Lady of the day, Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy.
Other notable entries in the survey included several other famous looks from film and television. We're happy to say we've highlighted quite a few ourselves in countdowns and throwback Thursday features gone by. Among the favorites of the public are Audrey Hepburn's 'Beehive,' Cher's long brunette locks, Grace Jones' flat top, Diana Ross's big hair, and yes, even 'The Rachel', Jennifer Aniston's famous look from the show that made her a household name, Friends.
What is your favorite iconic hairstyle of all time? Let us know with a note below!
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