Elsa’s fishtail plait and Audrey Hepburn’s bouffant beehive are just two examples of the movie hair looks you can achieve at home. That’s according to experts at online hair and beauty retailer Hairtrade.com who have picked out ten all-time hair looks from the movies and how to achieve them. This list relives some of the most classic, fun and gorgeous hair the movies have ever seen.
Elsa from Frozen
Elsa’s thick fishtail plait is just so pretty. And let’s face it, not many other hairstyles can weather a blizzard summoned by magic. It does take some practice; it’s easier if you add a little texture paste into your hair before you get plaiting, and don’t forget to pull and loosen for a thick messy fishtail.
Princess Leia from Star Wars
When we think movie-hair we definitely think of Princess Leia. Use pins to spread two buns nice and wide rather than wrapping them too tight. For a modern take on intergalactic hair, position them a little higher and towards the back of your head – you’ll get lovely waves when you take them out too.
Belle from Beauty and the Beast
Belle from Disney’s classic Beauty and the Beast is the ultimate in Disney Princess hair goals. Styling cream and a thick curling wand is enough to achieve Belle’s simple but stunning bangs and waves. Scoop the top half into a high voluminous bun and you’re officially Belle. We can’t wait to see how Emma Watson does it in 2017.
Tinker Bell from Peter Pan
Tinker Bell’s voluminous high bun and side fringe is perfect for keeping hair out of the face. First tie into a high ponytail and braid around the outside for a pretty twist on Tink’s bun.
Sugar Kane Kowalczyk – Marilyn Monroe from Some Like it Hot
A movie legend, Marilyn’s sassy pearls of wisdom live on today, and so should her gorgeous wavy do. Use medium rollers overnight, spritz with hairspray in the morning and sweep it all to one side to go Hollywood Monroe.
Lisa Loris – Wednesday Adams from The Adam’s Family
Wednesday’s middle-parted plaits are ideal for a Monday when you’re just not feeling it. Get that parting nice and centered and clear, and get plaiting. Spritz with hair spray for hold.
Holly Golighty – Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Another iconic movie queen to inspire us with her on screen looks is Audrey. That immovable bouffant beehive is achieved with plenty of volume power in the roots, textured hair that hasn’t been freshly washed and plenty of hair spray.
Jareth – David Bowie from Labyrinth
Looking to grab attention at Christmas parties? Look no further than David Bowie as The Labyrinth’s Goblin King. He practically invented the whole glitter roots trend we’re seeing more and more of. Straighten your hair and use fingers to add plenty of glitter to your roots.
Mia Wallace – Uma Thurman from Pulp Fiction
You’re probably thinking you can’t achieve the straight, fringed lob Uma Thurman rocks in Pulp Fiction, but we have news for you. Even if you don’t have a fringe, you can still mock one up with bobby pins.
Juliet – Claire Danes from Romeo and Juliet
Juliet’s hair is so simple that it just works. Halve straight hair into a top and bottom section, secure with pins and tuck behind the ears, this looks especially nice with long bangs.