Harper’s BAZAAR reflects on the hairstyles that changed the face of beauty —and turned heads in the process. By Priya Rao. For nearly 150 years, this magazine has prided itself on its creativity. From stunning covers to fantastical shoots to brilliantly inventive writing, BAZAAR has always been a place for experimentation. This is most evident in the range of gorgeous hairstyles featured over the years, such as the soft and touchable looks of the 1950s to the wet and wild tresses of the 1980s to the layered chop of the late 1990s and the long and loose waves of 2014. “As we know, fashion changes like the wind, and so does hair,” says Patrick Melville, a New York hairstylist who has frequently collaborated with the magazine. “BAZAAR didn’t hold you back—they were and are very open to change.” Celebrity hairstylist Sam McKnight agrees. “BAZAAR has always had a great eye for beauty,” he says. “It always looks very modern and glamorous.” Here, we highlight the hairstyles that not only have defined particular eras but have stood the test of time— and show you how to create these looks for yourself.