11 Vintage Iconic Hairstyles in TV Shows

There are tons of hairstyles in which most people get their inspiration from popular movies or even TV shows. The most popular ones are from the show ‘Friends’, with Jennifer Aniston’s haircut being labeled as “The Rachel,” or the pompadour curls of Lucille Ball, or even the different hair trends that the Kardashians set.

These are only among the few of the hair inspirations that has continued to inspire people as the years go by. And while social media has grown to be one of the most used sources of entertainment for most people, TV inspirations still could not be degraded, especially when it comes to different hairstyles.

And it has been acknowledged that even up to this day, people still look up to the so-called “TV-hair” when choosing for the next style, cut or color for their hair.

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For instance, people had grown up seeing Rachel from Friends’ hairstyle change throughout the seasons. People grew an emotional attachment to characters like Rachel, or even characters from different TV shows, hence why they get influenced by their choices in the shows, even up to outfit choices and then their hair.


Some of the hairstyles that grew to be really popular does not even require an expert in holding hair cutting scissors or shears, hence the popularity. Because of this, most producers pay great detail on creating their characters’ physical appearance, particularly the hairstyle for the viewers.

Here are some of the most iconic hairstyles ever created throughout the years that appeared on TV Shows:

  • I Love Lucy: The Curly Pompadour Hairstyle with a Poodle-esque Look of Lucille Ball
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Main Character, Mary Tyler Moore’s Dark Shoulder-Length Hairstyle
  • The Mod Squad: The Simple Straight and Loose Locks of Peggy Lipton
  • Julia: The Short, Razor-Sharp Hairstyle of Diahann Carroll
  • Good Times: The High Ponytail Hairstyle Adorned with a Red Bow worn by Bern Nadette Stanis (See, the high ponytail hairstyle was already rocking way before Ariana Grande!)
  • Charlie’s Angels: The trendy feathered flip of Farah Fawcett (This hairstyle seemed to have been popular around the 70s and early 80s!)
  • Three’s Company: The half-sided blonde ponytail of Suzanne Somers
  • The Facts of Life: The natural, soft yet fabulous blowout hairstyle of Lisa Whelchel
  • The Cosby Show: Tempest Bledsoe starting the trend of an asymmetrical afro
  • Dynasty: The blonde, thin and wispy bangs of Linda Evans
  • Saved by the Bell: The bold, slightly teased bangs accompanied with crimpy curls of Lark Voorhies

Listed above are a few of the most unique and unusual hairstyles that have ever appeared on TV shows. Some were so iconic and legendary that the hairstyle is seen as one of the most memorable aspects of the show!

Some hairstyles, like the one with Farah Fawcett, grew to be one of the most common and popular hairstyles in that show’s era, to the point where if people were to define you the hairstyle of the 70s, they would just use the reference from the Charlie’s Angels show!

Sometimes, to point out a specific era, you would need to look closely on people’s hairstyles. And this is likely because of its popularity, mostly found in TV shows!

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