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Princess Diana voted most iconic hairstyle of the last 50 years

'Shy Di' look is top of the crops

Princess Diana’s shaggy, early 1980s hairstyle has been voted the most iconic of the last fifty years. In a survey conducted by professional hair care retailer,, over a quarter said that Diana’s hairstyle defined the last half century.

Known as the “Shy Di”, there’s no denying the influence Lady Diana had on women’s hair– the shaggy, sloaney cut was a much-copied style during the early 1980s, asked for in hair salons across Britain. One of the survey’s participants commented: “I don’t think you can describe the impact Diana’s hair had on a generation of young women. In fact people were still copying that look right up until the late nineties.”

Other hairstyles that, ahem, made the cut include Marilyn Monroe’s blonde curls, Twiggy’s super short crop and Jennifer Aniston’s layered ‘Rachel’ style, which defined the mid-nineties.

But there were some surprising inclusions on the list (Marge Simpson’s blue beehive and Margaret Thatcher’s soft, bouffant hairstyle), and some notable omissions – where was Meg Ryan’s shag, Kylie Minogue’s perm, and Mary Quant's asymmetric cop?

See all top ten hairstyles in the gallery below – and let us know what you think of the choices on twitter @Stylistmagazine.

Want more? See OUR most iconic hairstyles of all time.

Picture credits: Rex Features


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