Old Hollywood-Inspired Hairstyles That We Want To See Trending Again

It is a truth universally acknowledged that every little girl dreams of someday walking down the red carpet. From the glitzy gowns to the roar of adoring fans, it's only natural that this version of Hollywood glamour would capture the imagination of young girls worldwide. 


If you're one such girl who's ever fantasized about what you might wear to the Met Gala or practiced your Oscars acceptance speech in the shower, you're in luck, as Vogue reports that "Old-Hollywood drama" is one of the first trends to come out of the 2023 award season. 

However, in addition to the "clean lines and "structured silhouettes" of Old Hollywood-inspired gowns, vintage hair also seems to be having a moment right now. Celebrity hairstylist Gregory Russell tells Elle that "the saying 'trends repeat themselves' doesn't just apply to fashion," but also includes trends in hairstyle. It's unsurprising, then, that many of the latest hair trends — from the comeback of the bob to the Kardashian-inspired blowout — have their roots in Old Hollywood (via Glamour). 


Contrary to popular belief, achieving these Old Hollywood hair looks doesn't take an entire glam team. Thanks to technological advances, anyone with the right tools can achieve a red carpet-ready bouffant or chignon. To inspire your 2023 dream board, here are the top 20 Old Hollywood hairstyles we want to see trending again. 

Forget the Hadids and the Kardashians of the world; 2023 is all about the Hepburns and Haywoods.

Rita Hayworth waves

If there was ever a woman to embody the glamour and romance of 1940s Hollywood, that woman was Rita Hayworth. Born Margarita Cansino, the starlet began her career as a Spanish dancer before graduating to the silver screen — starring in hits such as "Gilda" (1946) and "The Lady from Shanghai" (1947) (via TCM). 


Or, instead, let's say Hayworth costarred, as many would argue that her beautiful auburn locks were the true scene-stealers. Famous for her seductive roles, Hayworth stole hearts across America one hair flip at a time, enchanting audiences with her seemingly effortlessly wavy tresses. However, any hair specialist will tell you that Hayworth's version of Old Hollywood beauty is anything but effortless. 

For modern stars who have chosen to rock the Hayworth look on the red carpet, including Chloe Fineman, Kaia Gerber, and Megan Thee Stallion, it can take an entire team to bring these waves to life (via Glamour). 

California-based hairstylist Renato Campora shares with Elle his top tips for achieving Old Hollywood waves, citing that hairspray and accessories should be used sparingly. "My motto with accessories is less is more," he says, "I love luxurious, shiny hair that speaks for itself." After starting with damp hair, Campora advises using a barrel tong to curl, parting your locks to the side, and then pinning to cool for at least 10 minutes. By the end, you'll have waves bouncy enough to rival the late, great screen siren.


Platinum blonde bob à la Marilyn

Pop star Billie Eilish stunned the world when she appeared at the 2021 Met Gala in an ultra-feminine blush and blonde look, clearly paying homage to Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe (via Glamour). 

From her unforgettable subway grate scene in 1955's "The Seven Year Itch" to the instant classic "Diamonds are A Gir's Best Friend" from 1953's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," Marilyn is a paragon of mid-century beauty and will always be known as the originator of the shockingly blonde bob (via TCM). 


"I've always wanted to do this," Billie shared on the Met Gala carpet, "I was just scared." Speaking with guest interviewer Keke Palmer, she said it was no easy task to unleash this sultry, feminine side of her persona. "I didn't feel comfortable in my skin," Billie says, before adding that now "it was time." 

This year we want to channel some of the singer's fearlessness in our own looks and see more women infusing platinum blonde playfulness into their own life, à la Marilyn.

Often called the "undone Marilyn bob," celebrity hairstylist and cofounder of Beauty Club London, Moe Harb, tells Glamour that this is a look that flatters all face shapes, despite the bob's intimidating reputation. For those who dare to go full 1950s bombshell for the new year, Harb shares, "The key to getting the look is all in the cut," adding, "Ask your stylist for a chin-length bob with slightly longer layers in the front."


The 1940s side chignon

Are you looking for an Old Hollywood-inspired hairstyle with less American bombshell and more European elegance? This French-inspired side chignon is the look for you, and according to Real Simple, it's coming back into style.


Several of your favorite stars have been spotted donning a side chignon on the red carpet, including Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Williams, and Jennifer Lawrence (via Harper's Bazaar). These structural updos can work on any hair type and naturally invite creativity, as a side chignon is defined "as a low bun or knot positioned at the bottom or nape of the neck." 

Superstars like Lopez, Williams, and Lawrence are just a few among a long lineage of women throughout history who have sported the chignon, but it is perhaps most closely associated with the World War II era. Vintage Hairstyling cites 1943's "Mildred Pierce" as a breathtaking example of the era's love for the "sculpted cylinders and mounds" of hair known as chignons. Starring Joan Crawford and Eve Arden, the "magnificent" shapes of their 'dos helped define a decade of elegance.


Famed stylist of Rob Peetoom Salon Williamsburg, Leonardo Manetti, tells Real Simple that this versatile updo is "a style that can easily be recreated at home." His top tip? Manetti suggests you try out the side chignon on second-day hair, as the bun works best on unwashed locks; according to Manetti, all you need is your favorite dry shampoo.

The Gibson tuck

Let's take it back to the early days of Hollywood — the 1910s — when stars like Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford ruled the screen and the "talkies" were still a decade away (via NPR). 

If you were to step out of a movie house and into the streets of any major American city during this era, you were bound to run into what was then called a Gibson girl. But what is a Gibson girl?  According to Mental Floss, these women — named after the famous fashion illustrator Charles Gibson — were considered the "Kardashians of the early 1900s." 


Known for her buxom figure and tiny waist, the Gibson girl of the 1900s was not a singular woman but a feminine ideal that many women strove to achieve during the early days of the 20th century (via Glamour Daze). Along with her daring silhouette and independent attitude, Gibson girls were also easy to spot thanks to their signature hairstyle.

What is now called the "Gibson tuck" can be described as long hair "pulled ... back into an updo bouffant or pompadour style." More ambitious than the side chignon, yet fresher than the top knots of the 2010s, the Gibson tuck is a unique way to walk into 2023 with some Old — and we mean, really old — Hollywood charm. With just some bobby pins and hairspray, you, too, can transform into a Gibson girl (via All Things Hair).


The Hepburn pixie

Few cinematic makeover moments are more iconic than the haircut scene from 1953's "Roman Holiday." Played by none other than film legend Audrey Hepburn, the scene sees the film's leading lady walk into a barber shop and demand that her long brown locks begone. What is revealed in the end is Audrey's now-famous blunt bob and precocious baby bangs (via YouTube). 


The "Breakfast at Tiffany's" star also carried the look with her off-set life, revolutionizing the hyper-feminine beauty trends of the 1950s with her bold and boyish pixie cut (via Fashion). Though many naysayers believed it was a screen star's duty to fulfill certain beauty expectations — long locks being one — Audrey broke the mold and ushered in a new era of independent leading ladies.

Over the years, the pixie cut became canonized as one of Hollywood's most sought-after looks. According to hair historian Rachael Gibson, it was the "Roman Holiday" scene and Audrey's subsequent adoption of the pixie cut in real life that "sent the style into the mainstream," marking the bold hairstyle as a symbol of freedom and an extension of the Belgian-born actress's own grace and charisma (via Vogue).


In the future, we predict that 2023 will be a comeback year for the pixie cut. From "Bridgerton" star Charithra Chandran's bold chop (via Glamour) to TikTok queen Dixie D'Amilio's sharp new cut (via Cosmopolitan), young Hollywood has begun to embrace this Old Hollywood look in a big way.

The 1950s poodle cut

If you want something a little more eccentric than the soft, romantic curls of the Rita Hayworth variety, then the zany poodle cut is the perfect style for you. Named for its close resemblance to the tight coils of a French poodle dog, this classic 1950s hairstyle was made famous by comedy legend Lucille Ball (via Beauty Launch Pad). 


The television pioneer broke barriers during her 30-year-long career and entertained millions as the star of "I Love Lucy" (via Women's History). Not only did Lucille open doors for women comics everywhere, but she also proved that you could be beautiful and be a boss, serving as the co-founder of her very own production company, Desilu Productions (via Britannica). 

There's never been a better time to try modernizing this quirky style, as Refinery29 forecasts that statements curls will be all the rage in 2023. Renowned stylist Amanda Tua told the publication that opting for a curled bang look is "the easiest way to soften your face and enhance cheekbones." The Australian beauty specialist advised readers to "choose from a shorter style or longer tendrils which will frame the face when your hair is tied up."


Though the poodle cut graced our screens most famously in Lucille's fire red version, this pin-curled 'do can work for any color. It might even look best on unnaturally dyed hair, as this rare look is nothing if not a statement piece. 

Billie Holiday-inspired flower look

"Lady Day," they called her, and she ruled the Jazz scene of the 1930s and 40s. Known professionally as Billie Holiday, this music icon was made famous not only by moving tracks like "Strange Fruit" and "God Bless the Child" but also for her remarkable stage presence, including a beautiful white gardenia-adorned hairstyle (via Biography).  


As Vogue reports, the donning of the white gardenia was more than just a casual adornment. Throughout Billie's career, the signature look "became an emblem of her elegance and power." 

Black hair historian Ayana Byrd explains the significance of the white gardenia, telling Vogue that the 1930s and '40s were a hostile time to be a Black woman in America, as women who looked like Billie Holiday "were often not considered feminine or beautiful in the ways that white women were by mainstream America." Byrd labels it a radical act "that such a famous Black woman adopted a flower — which is soft, delicate, and beautiful — and made it a part of her signature look. If there was ever a time to challenge the status quo and infuse some beauty into a troubled political time, it's now. 


Billie's signature look is perhaps the most versatile, as flower accessories can be worn with any hair type or style. Luckily, Glamour lists hair accessories at the top of their list of "The best spring 2023 hair trends from fashion week," citing the latest Moschino show.

The Bettie Bangs

Beware Googling the name "Bettie Page," as the search engine will likely serve you a bevy of old school risqué photos. A Playboy model and world-renowned seductress, The New York Times describe Bettie as "the most famous pinup girl of the post-World War II era." In the conservative 1950s, Bettie's image became synonymous with rebellion, progress, and sexual freedom. Though her line of work demanded that she wear little to no clothing, she cultivated a signature look through her bouncy jet-black bangs.


In 1957, she famously fell off the pop culture radar, choosing to end her modeling career prematurely. The mystery surrounding the siren helped create what The New York Times calls the "Bettie Page renaissance," when the American fashion world of the 1980s and '90s became fixated on the Bettie Page aesthetic.

From Uma Thurman's iconic wig in "Pulp Fiction" to the rise of burlesque dancer Dita von Tease, onyx bangs have been enshrined into the pop culture canon. In 2008, they were coined the "Bettie Bangs" by Glamour writer Petra Guglielmetti. Guglielmetti defines the Bettie Bangs as layers that "hang straight down, looking blunt, choppy and a little asymmetrical — like a kid grabbed some safety scissors and went to town."


For 2023, why not bring about a second "Bettie Page renaissance?" This daring fringe not only harkens back to retro glamour but also serves as a saucy sister cut to the now-trending modern shag (via Hair Advisor). 

A modern beehive

Think Adele, Amy Winehouse, or, more recently, Anya Taylor-Joy in the 2021 film "Last Night in Soho" — these are all prime examples of how to wear the modern beehive (via Glamour). 

It's been almost 60 years since the 1960s — that rocking decade of Motown superstars, The Beatles, and young people rebelling across the country — and there's never been a better time to explore the decade's rich history and groovy beauty legacy. (via NYPL). Hair by L'Oréal reports that the beehive hairdo was initially invented by celebrity stylist Margaret Vinci Heldt, who modeled the look on the gravity-defying bouffants of the 1950s. The style quickly took off, and anyone who was anyone was sporting the beehive, including Aretha Franklin, Barbara Streisand, and the members of the popular girl group The Ronettes (via Cosmopolitan). 


This buoyant style made a massive comeback in 2021, gracing the runways of renowned designers such as Moschino, Christian Cowan, and Batsheva during Fashion Week and appearing on numerous red carpets. Dua Lipa stunned audiences with her extreme beehive at the Brit Awards, while "Sex Education" star Aimee Lou Wood wowed in a sweet honey-blonde beehive.

For 2023, we predict this classy and simple style will start to make its way off the runway and onto your sidewalks and city streets. As celebrity stylist Patrick Wilson told Glamour, "I feel we all need something fun right now," and the beehive is nothing if not a fun-filled look.  

Great Gatsby finger waves

If you can cast your mind back to 10th grade English class, you might remember the 1925 masterpiece "The Great Gatsby" — F. Scott Fitzgerald's odyssey of murder lost love, and raucous house parties (via Britannica). 


If there were any work of literature to model your new year's look on, this would be the one, as "The Great Gatsby" encapsulates all of the glamour and spectacle of the 1920s. Mia Farrow famously rocked finger waves in the 1974 film adaptation, where she starred alongside Robert Redford as the doomed lovers Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan (via Daily Mail). Defined by Byrdie as a "sleek, S-shaped style," finger waves were a staple of the 1920s and was the go-to look for countless Old Hollywood starlets, including Anita Page, Claudette Colbert, and Mary Pickford (via Fashion). 

Today, A-listers such as Cara Delevingne, Zendaya, and Yara Shahidi have all sported modern interpretations of 1920s finger waves, with Yara pairing hers with a youthful ponytail and her natural curls and Cara sporting an ultra-glam, futuristic version (via All Things Hair). 


This showstopping, wave-like look is not for the faint of heart, though. Cosmopolitan reports that to achieve finger waves, "you're going to need some patience/practice." However, with a bit of faith, perseverance, and a true passion for "Great Gatsby" glamour, you, too, can bring this melodramatic look to life. So gather up your favorite hair gel, mousse, and rat-tail comb, and you'll be stepping into 2023 red carpet ready.  

Bardot's bombshell blowout

From Hype House drama to Omar Apollo to the "Say So" dance that got us all through 2020, we have a lot to thank TikTok for, but most importantly, let's thank TikTok for its latest trend — bringing back Brigitte Bardot-style bombshell hair. 


According to Glamour, TikTok star Shay Sullivan skyrocketed the 1960s icon back into the spotlight following her viral hairstyling video, which sees Sullivan transform into the spitting image of Bardot, adopting "lots of layers, a sweeping fringe, and a seriously bouncy blow-dry to finish." This latest trend has been termed the "Bombshell" Blowout and has now been christened by the queen of social media herself, Kim Kardashian (via Hype Bae). While the look has hints of '90s supermodel as well as "Barbiecore," the true root of this ultra-girly style is the French star of 1960's "La Vérité (The Truth)" (via TCM).

One of the few European transplants who succeeded in the American market, Brigitte captured America's heart with her bee-stung lips and voluminous blonde locks (via Life). 


She epitomized the sexual revolution of the 1960s and hastened the rise of the bikini, becoming the original "sex kitten" — no, seriously, publications coined the phrase so that they might be able to summarize Brigitte's silver screen appeal. So if 2023 is feeling flirty, fun, and girly, head to your stylist and ask for the Bardot Bombshell — an homage to this absolute icon of Old Hollywood. 

The first lady flip

What comes to mind when you picture Jackie Kennedy — prestige, class, 1960s sophistication? The former First Lady of the United States was all this and more. Not only did she steer her husband's career to the White House, but she also revitalized the American art world with her patronization and became a global fashion icon (via JFK Library). 


One of Jackie's signature styles that seems to be making a comeback in 2023 is "the flipped bob" (via Southern Living). Offering an alternative to the beachy waves and never-ending hippie locks of the 1960s, the flipped bob — like Jackie Kennedy — was the very picture of elegance. 

Made even more famous by Mary Tyler Moore of the "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and Marlo Thomas of "That Girl," the silky smooth 'do quickly became associated with the new generation of independent women (via Groovy History). 

To achieve a modernized version of this look for the new year, Southern Living suggests asking your stylist for a cut that stops at your collarbones and includes "blunt ends." While applying your makeup and styling the top of your locks, including spraying down those stray baby hairs, try clipping the "bottom two inches" of your hair to achieve that classic First Lady flip aesthetic. This method will have you looking as fresh and classy as other modern adopters of the flip, such as Keke Palmer and supermodel Karlie Kloss.


Josephine Baker's kiss curls

What happens when you take "Great Gatsby"-inspired finger waves, add a bit of camp, and a lot more hair product? You get the exaggerated romance of the 1920s kiss curls.

While finger waves were a classic hairstyle of the 1920s, sported by every prom queen and silver screen starlet worth her salt, these intricate, tightly-gelled C-shape curls suggested something a little more dangerous. Worn most famously by Josephine Baker, the premier Black female performer of her day, kiss curls were the domain of nightclub singers, Flapper Girls, and women with an edge (via Women's History). 


Performing first in New York and then in France, Josephine Baker became world-renowned for her risqué "danse sauvage" — a performance that saw Josephine dance in nothing more than a string of pearls and a skirt made of bananas. The performance made her "the biggest black female star in the world," according to Vogue

She wore her fearlessness on her sleeve — or, better yet, on her forehead, as her trademark kiss curls encapsulated Josephine's strong sense of aesthetics and her ability to challenge "notions of race and gender through style." The look has most recently been worn by actress Yara Shahidi and musician FKA Twigs, two women who also challenge the status quo in their work and style choices (via Glamour). Kiss curls are the way to go if you're looking to get creative and add a bit of danger to your aesthetic this year.  


Revamped victory rolls

Take yourself back to 1945; the Andrew Sisters were lighting up the radio, Rosie the Riveter posters greeted you on every street corner, and America had just declared victory in Europe — World War II was coming to an end! (via National World War II Museum) Enter: the hairstyle known as the victory roll. 


This fun and flirty updo was everywhere in the World War II era and only grew in popularity when it began popping up on the silver screen, sported by film stars such as Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth (via Huffington Post). 

Vintage Hairstyling reports that these circular, cinnamon bun-looking shapes were named "victory rolls" after a famous "spin maneuver" performed by American fighter pilots as they retreated from successful missions. The mid-1940s were defined by this sense of jubilation and the feeling of a new era just beginning. The victory rolls, with their eye-catching look and celebratory name, encapsulate this exact vibe.  

Though we've come a long way since style trends were named after battle reports and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" was the song of the summer, the victory roll still carries with it a youthfulness and the sense of a new beginning that we need in 2023. 


Don't worry; you won't be alone in reviving this Old Hollywood hairstyle. Victory rolls have also appeared on the runway at the Resort 2020 fashion show and have been worn by stars such as Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, and Scarlett Johansson (via All Things Hair).

1940s rope braids

If there's any hairstyle that will never go out of style, it's the braid. French braids, Dutch braids, or even the fishtail braid that took the world by storm in the 2010s — there's been a braid craze for every decade (via L'Officiel Magazine). 


In the era of Old Hollywood, intricately braided updos sometimes referred to as "rope braids," were all the rage (via Vintage Hairstyling). From the Nordic beauty of the icy blonde Veronica Lake to the All-American charm of an early career Marilyn Monroe, braided styles were the secret weapon of some of the biggest names of the 1940s (via Emi's Vintage). 

Perfect for long, thick hair, these rope braids were made to be manipulated into headband styles or even into a thick coil to sit atop the head (via Chronically Overdressed). According to the Hair and Makeup Artist Handbook, the rope braid style was so sought-after that many young women went out of their way to purchase artificial hairpieces to help them achieve the look.


These World War II-era braids didn't sit atop the crown for nothing. Wrapping around the head like a queen's tiara, they suggest a regality and a sophistication unseen in some of the biggest trends of 2022, such as the messy mullet or the "wolf cut" ( via Stylist). 

Bringing back these Old Hollywood braids would be a far departure from the rocker aesthetic of last year; we dare you to make 2023 the year of the rope braid. 

The Lulu bob

Looking for something a bit more severe this new year? You might be interested in trying out the "Lulu bob." Dubbed "cinema's most imitated haircut" by the British Film Institute (BFI), this statement-making bob is as sharp as a blade, sweeping across the cheekbones and curling slightly at the ends. 


Made famous by the silent screen star Louise Brooks, this cut is synonymous with her man-eater energy, loaded with what Britannica has called "the corrupt sensuality" that defined Louise's public image. Her career — and her haircut — first erupted onto the pop culture radar with 1929's "Pandora's Box," where she was cast in the role of Lulu, a sexually liberated femme fatale. Thus, the "Lulu bob" was created. 

According to BFI, the Lulu stood apart from the other bob styles that were taking off in the Jazz Age by tapping into the "Egyptomania craze" of the era. The severity of the cut and its ebony black colors was more Cleopatra than Clara Bow — offering a version of the bob that was fit for an independent leading lady rather than a "Jazz baby" ingenue (via The Guardian). 


It takes guts to rock the "Lulu bob," but if there was any year to go full Old Hollywood, it's 2023, as this year not only marks our proper entrance into the new "roaring 20s," but it also happens to be the 100th anniversary of the birth of the iconic "Hollywood" sign (via The Hollywood Sign). 

The Vertigo French twist

If you know anything about film director Alfred Hitchcock, he loves his blondes. From Grace Kelly to Tippi Hendren, the auteur almost always cast icy blondes as his leading ladies (via Town & Country). One actress to fulfill such a role was Kim Novak, who starred in 1958's "Vertigo" (via TCM). 


In an unforgettable moment, Kim's duplicitous character is introduced with a back-facing shot, greeting audiences not with a smile or a wink but with a view of her perfectly dyed and spiraled blonde French twist (via Movie Clips). 

Many critics have theorized that this swirly hairstyle is a metaphor for the movie's plot, with Hitchcock mirroring the double buns of his leading lady's French twist to her two-sided personality (via Idyllopus Press). 

But what critics fail to account for is how Kim Novak's swirly hairstyle was also a reflection of the beauty trends of the 1950s. Abandoning the girlish 'dos of the 1940s, such as the victory roll and double braids, women of the 1950s were eager to signal wealth and sophistication. Thus, the French twist craze was born (via ETE Saigon Hair Happiness). 


Whether you're a film buff or just someone who's also eager to try out a more grown-up look this year, the "Vertigo" inspired French twist — accomplished by gathering the hair all up into a clip and raising above the nape of the neck — is the style you've been looking for (via The Right Hairstyles). 

The 1960s high pony

If you were born after 1970, you might think that pop princess Ariana Grande invented the concept of the "gravity-defying" ponytail (via Vogue). However, if we turn back the clock to the tail end of the Old Hollywood era — the 1960s — you'll see that screen sirens had been rocking luscious high ponies long before Ariana ever hit her first whistle note (via BBC). 


From sex symbol Raquel Welch to the original genie in a bottle and star of "I Dream of Jeannie," Barbara Eden, the it-girls of the era often opted to add a flip to the end of the pony (via Glamour). Together, these stars and their whip-like 'dos represented a new version of woman that had been birthed by the sexual revolution and proto-feminism of the 1960s — one who was ultra-femme, covered in pink, and also in full control of her own life (via Yahoo). 

It's no wonder, then, that Sotah Hair refers to this style as the "Barbie Pony."

Jennifer Lopez just recently rang in the new year with her own version of the top-of-the-crown look, sharing the finished product on celebrity stylist Andrew Fitzsimons's Instagram page. Sleek, bouncy, and ultra-femme, the caption simply reads, "Middle part, glam pony." If you need even more inspiration, look no further than Hailey Bieber's iconic Met Gala look from 2020. Fit with a black velvet bow, Hailey's crowning achievement that night was, without a doubt, her flipped-out high pony. 


A Garbo-inspired pageboy

"I want to be alone" — a darkly sad statement — was the famous motto of none other than 1930s film star Greta Garbo (via Smithsonian Magazine). It turns out that one of the most glamorous actresses of Old Hollywood was also one of its most mysterious. 


While the actress later claimed she was misquoted, a cloud of melancholy would forever remain attached to her public image. In her obituary, the New York Times went so far as to call Greta the "screen icon who fled her stardom" and dub her "the Swedish sphinx," a reference to her snowy homeland of Stockholm. 

Greta's misunderstood, the angsty image was often paired with a boyish, renegade haircut known as the "pageboy." This style, popular among many 1930s starlets, includes ear-hugging hair that can be worn in curly or straight styles (via Los Angeles Times). 

The Right Hairstyles reports that the pageboy was named for its resemblance to the "haircut of a late medieval page boy." Greta's adoption of the pageboy, and her choice to sport in a rather masculine straight style, was a radical act by a radical woman and one of the few Old Hollywood actresses to kiss another woman on screen (via Incluvie). 


If you're looking for a wave-making haircut with history, the pageboy is your go-to. This androgynous look is never more at home than in 2023, with popular culture inviting gender-bending and binary-breaking now more than ever (via The Guardian).


Last but not least, we predict that vintage adornments will take the world by storm in 2023. Whether it's a Jackie O-inspired pillbox hat or a Hepburn-style headscarf, the perfect addition to your new 'do this new year will be an Old Hollywood accessories. 


We're not alone in forecasting the return of headwear either, as contemporary designers have also been soft-launching these accessories over the past few years. Notably, the Dior menswear collection of 2021 styled every model with "head scarfs neatly pulling their hair back" in a style Vogue has coined as "haute-homespun."

Reading the proverbial fashion room, InStyle anticipates that couture hair pieces are "going to have a moment in 2023," including everything from wide hairbands to sleek metallic pins to boisterous bows. If you take it back 60 years, though, you'll find that this fresh trend has its roots in the Old Hollywood era. From the 1950s and 60s, big-name stars like Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Elizabeth Taylor, and Janet Leigh were all known for their overly-adorned crowns. 


Audrey Hepburn especially shook the fashion world with her various looks as Holly Golightly in 1961's "Breakfast at Tiffany's." With her chic lampshade hat, too-big sunglasses, and "white pom-pom fascinator," Audrey unknowingly laid the groundwork for one of this year's biggest trends (via Haute History).