Elvis Presley has the most iconic hair cut of all time, poll claims

Classic singer's quiff during his rise to fame tops the chart

Thursday 29 August 2019 18:28 BST
Elvis Presley's hair was to be envied in a poll of 2,000 adults
Elvis Presley's hair was to be envied in a poll of 2,000 adults

Elvis Presley’s quiff hair cut is the most iconic of all time, according to a third of 2,000 polled adults who saw the dark, slick-backed style worn by the singer during his rise to fame in the 1950s and 1960s.

Second place went to "Back to Black" singer Amy Winehouse’s famous beehive, followed by Bob Marley’s dreadlocks.

Jennifer Aniston’s "Rachel" cut from the early years of Friends, Marilyn Monroe’s blonde curls and Star Wars’ Princess Leia’s ‘cinnamon buns’ also featured in the top 10.

Liam Gallagher’s hair also made the top 50 list, along with Russell Brand’s hair and Ed Sheeran’s messy style.

Former England and Manchester United footballer David Beckham made two appearances in the top 50 thanks to his Mohawk style and his classic blonde curtains.

“Our hair is a huge part of our identity," said a spokesperson from Perfectil Hair Crush, which commissioned the poll. “Many may have a love/hate relationship with their hair, but as this research shows, a good style can be memorable for years to come. Some of these celebrities' hairstyles have been talking points for decades and even though many would now be considered dated, they are still considered iconic.

“We may not be able to live the lifestyles of our favourite celebrities, but by copying their hairstyles, we can at least do our bit to try and give ourselves a bit of reflected starlight.”

The survey also found 41 per cent of respondents had been envious of a celebrity hairstyle.

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More than a quarter have tried to copy a hairstyle in the past, although just a fifth of them were told their effort resembled someone famous.

Almost two thirds admitted that having great hair improves their mood, saying compliments on their hairstyle makes them feel happy, uplifted and confident.

A total of 69 per cent said a compliment on their hair has the power to "make their day".


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