Introduction

Retro short hairstyle

Faith Hill (1999)

Every new fashion season now offers something new–or does it? A lot of hairstyles that are “new” today are actually re-runs of old hair fashion. Some are significant variations of old styles; whereas others are virtual copies.

In 2007 the new hairstyle trend was bob haircuts. You saw the new edgy Victoria Beckham bob, and other regular bobbed hairdos. Bobs were all the rage in the 1990s; supermodel Linda Evangelista had a bob in 1995 and in 2007. Is anything ever really new?

You may not be satisfied with the current hairstyles trends, concluding the latest haircuts don’t suit you, or they look dull. Today the hairstylists around the country lack creativity, you feel. If that’s the case, you could find an inspired style for every day from a previous decade or era.

Definition

Here “retro” is defined as from the last century, i.e., 1900-1999. The hairstyles pictures are categorized by decade from the 1920s to the 1990s.

Classics

Just as there is classic clothing, there are classic hairstyles. You can look good in them at any time. They may not even look “dated.” They are just that good. Hot then… hot now… how always.

rachel

Still hot

You may be surprised, but a lot of people still like The Rachel Haircut of 1995, and every day look online for a picture of it to take to their hairdresser. It was the hottest haircut of the 1990s, and today it’s probably the hottest retro hairstyle.

6 thoughts on “Introduction

  1. WordOn

    Faith Hill looks so different with short hair! Wow! She should go back to that top cut. It suited her then, and now that she’s in her 40s, it’s even more appropriate…

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    1. RH Post author

      She’s had other short cuts since this one, but I believe what you see here was the shortest. (Last year, if memory serves, it was mid-length.) There’s a nice, relaxed, country-like feel to it that fits her profession and image.

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  2. MemoryFx12

    It’s hard to believe we’re approaching 20 years since The Rachel… her famous hairdresser has since gone bald; while Jen still has all her gorgeous hair. 🙂

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  3. RH Post author

    Her hair *and the rest of her* are still in very good shape. If I looked as great as she does, I’d mix it up a little more. More cuts, more colors. Maybe even a different *gasp* hairdresser once in a while. 🙂

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  4. MemoryFx12

    Lol! I liked the Rachel, but in that studio pic, I find the coloring contrast a little harsh. It almost looks as if her roots are showing. I’d still rec the length, shape, and layers, just with softer highlights or better blending…

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    1. RH Post author

      Yeah, I see what you mean. I guess Chris M didn’t foresee the cut would be copied by everyone! 🙂 If he had, he would have upgraded the haircolors. Well, to be fair, since the 90s, or that pic, her colors have been very consistently brilliant. I don’t follow her closely in the news, but don’t recall seeing her having a single “bad haircolor day.”

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