Can You Name All of These Hairstyles?

By: Talin Vartanian
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Can You Name All of These Hairstyles?
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About This Quiz

Throughout recorded history, hairstyles have been used to enhance the looks of men and women alike, to display differences in class, culture and personality. From bobs and layered cuts to tousled textures and braids, there are a variety of hairstyles for just about any length of hair.

One classic hairstyle dates back to the 1920s era, when flappers used to style their hair using their fingers. This was known as "finger waves" and has since inspired updated looks like perms, retro curls and the coveted "beachy waves" look. Hairstyles have evolved over time, with the mullet and perm now seen as classic 1970s looks. Hairstyles are also heavily inspired by TV shows, movies and even celebrities. Some of these styles include "The Rachel" and "The Farrah." The Rachel was an iconic hairstyle that was worn by Jennifer Aniston's character in the show "Friends" and features short, layered textures.

This quiz will display a wide range of hairstyles from all kinds of eras. Do you think you know the difference between a bob and a French braid? Or how about the difference between a layered look and a long and sleek look? Take the quiz now to test your knowledge - and perhaps to inspire your next makeover!

Beehive Hairstyle Which of these hairstyles is known for its high-volume bump?
Low bun
Beehive
Popular in the 1960s, the beehive consists of a very high "bump" in the back, sculpted with teased hair and bobby pins. It is the epitome of volume and requires quite a bit of hairspray to hold.
Perm
Upstyle

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Bob Hairstyle This hairstyle is typically short and falls just above the shoulders. Can you name it?
Bob
A bob haircut is short in length and can be angled in many different ways. This hairstyle typically consists of a single layer, but multiple layers can be added for dimension.
French braid
Low bun
Cornrows

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Braids Hairstyle Can you name this intertwining hairstyle?
Braids
Braided hair is ideal for those with long hair and is perfect for a casual look. Braided hair also offers a beachy or wavy look when undone.
High bun
Pixie
Side swept

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High Bun Hairstyle This hairstyle sits high on the back of the head. Can you name it?
Cornrows
French braid
High bun
A high bun is perfect for someone who wants to keep their hair off of their face. This bun can also be adjusted to create a messy look, or woven tightly for a glamorous look.
Pixie

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Cornrows Hairstyle This hairstyle features African-inspired braids. Can you name it?
Ponytail
Cornrows
Cornrows are essentially many small braids that are woven individually. The process can take a very long time to complete, but can add a unique aspect to an outfit.
Crew cut
Layered

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Crew Cut Hairstyle What's the name of this military cut?
Bangs
French braid
Crew cut
Crew cuts are short hair for both women and men alike. This type of cut can also be styled using gel or enhanced with hair clips or pins.
Tousled

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Layered Hairstyle This style features multiple lengths of hair. What is the name of it?
Layered
Layered hair adds quite a bit of dimension to any look, and it works on both long and short hair. These styles are also great for framing the face.
Bob
Perm
Beehive

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Messy Bun This hairstyle often includes flyaway strands of hair. Can you name it?
Messy bun
A messy bun is a perfect casual look that requires little to no maintenance. Also known as a loose bun, a messy bun is great for informal events.
French braid
Short slicked
Tousled

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Permed Hairstyle What is the name of this hairstyle, which features tightly woven curls?
Crew cut
Pixie
Tousled
Perm
Perms were big back in the '80s, and they involve chemically curling the hair. This is a great hairstyle for those who want a drastic change from having straight hair.

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Low Bun Hairstyle This style involves gathering hair low on the back of the head. What is the name of it?
Pixie
Low bun
A low bun is like a high bun, but much lower! It's the perfect style for anyone who wants a more formal look, without all the effort and time.
Braided hair
Crew cut

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Pixie Cut What is the name of this short hairstyle which features cropped layers?
Pixie
Similar to the crew cut, a pixie cut is very short in length, but it features some longer hair on the top and sides. This is considered to be a very low-maintenance type of hairstyle.
Ponytail
Layered
Tousled

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Ponytail This hairstyle only requires a single piece of elastic to hold. What is the name of it?
Perm
Beehive
Shaved
Ponytail
A ponytail is a great option for athletes or for a casual day out. This style can also be worn high or low.

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Shaved Hairstyle Can you name this edgy type of cut, which requires quite a bit of razor work?
Pixie
Shaved
A shaved head is the ultimate low-maintenance style. If your hair is severely damaged from over-coloring, or if you're going for an edgy look, a shaved head may be the look for you!
Crew cut
Messy bun

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Short Slicked Hairstyle This short hairstyle features longer hair on the top. What is the name of it?
Short slicked
A short slicked look is perfect for those who already have short hair. It requires a little bit of water, a comb and a few products (like gel or mousse) to hold the "slicked" hair back.
Side swept
Bob
Layered

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Side Swept Hairstyle This hairstyle features hair that is mostly gathered to one side of the head. What is the name of it?
Cornrows
Braided hair
Side swept
A side swept look features a deep side parting of the hair. The look is perfect for those with medium length to long hair.
Bangs

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Blunt Bangs This hairstyle features short strands of hair that typically fall on the forehead. What is the name of it?
Layered
Bangs
Bangs are shorter pieces of hair that can be styled on the front or sides of the head. They offer a timeless look for just about any length of hair.
Tousled
French braid

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Tousled Hair This hairstyle is popular among beachgoers. What is the name of it?
Messy bun
High bun
Beehive
Tousled
Otherwise known as beachy hair, tousled hair consists of very loose waves. This look is also relatively low-maintenance and for some hair types doesn't require a lot of product to hold.

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Half Up Top Knot Hairstyle This hairstyle features a bun on the top of the head. What is the name of it?
Tousled
Cornrows
Half-up top knot
This hairstyle consists of a top knot that utilizes the "upper half" of the hair. The bottom half remains loose and can be straightened or curled.
Perm

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Shag Hairstyle This is known as a "rock n roll" hairstyle. Can you name it?
Perm
Half-up
Shag
A shag is a great style for short to medium-length hair. This style can be created by parting the hair to the side and cutting in some extra layers.
Layered

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Low Ponytail Hairstyle For this style, hair is gathered low on the back of the head. What is the name of it?
'60s flip
Low ponytail
A low ponytail can make for an elegant look. This hairstyle can be created with straightened or curled hair, as well as with a centered or side part.
Shag
Perm

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Midi Cut Hairstyle This style is a mid-length cut. What's the proper name for it?
Pixie
Crew cut
French braid
Midi cut
A midi cut is the perfect middle ground between too long and too short. The ends of the hair stop at the collarbone, making this an easy hairstyle to maintain. Retro styles often start with this cut.

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Faux Perm Can you name this hairstyle, which features thin curls?
Faux perm
A faux perm highlights the look of a vintage perm, but without the chemical processing. A thin curling iron may be used to create tight curls.
Tousled
Layered
High bun

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The Farrah Hairstyle This hairstyle consists of curls that fall away from the face. What's the name of it?
Pixie
The Farrah
The Farrah, named for Farrah Fawcett, has made a big comeback from the 1970s. This hairstyle consists of a volumized look with minimal curled or feathered layers.
Cornrows
French braid

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Black hair Can you name this straight kind of hairstyle, which can also be shiny?
Messy bun
Tousled
Layered
Long and sleek
Long and sleek hair can be achieved using a simple flat iron tool. This hairstyle is easy to maintain and is perfect for formal and informal events.

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Cropped Hairstyle Name this hairstyle, which typically features an undercut?
French braid
Cropped cut
A cropped cut works with just about any short length of hair. This hairstyle also features precise styling and geometric ends.
Cornrows
High ponytail

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Textured Hairstyle This type of hairstyle features noticeable textures that are enhanced by using hair products. What is the name of it?
Layered
Textured
Textured hair can be achieved through ample amounts of mousse or gel. This hairstyle features "piecey ends" that add dimension to both long and short hair.
Beehive
Bob

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Deep Side Part Hairstyle This hairstyle features a daring side part on the left or right side of the head. What's the name for it?
The Farrah
The Rachel
Deep side part
A deep side part is exactly what the name says: it's a hairstyle that features a part on the side, rather than a part on the top of the head. This hairstyle can work for long, medium or short hair.
60s flip

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No Part Hairstyle For this style, hair is swept back, rather than specifically parted. What's the name for it?
The no-part
This hairstyle features no part on the top of the head. This can be attained by combing the hair directly back and holding it in place with product.
Layered
Tousled
Bob

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Retro Curls Hairstyle What's the name of this hairstyle, which pays homage to old-school Hollywood stars?
Ponytail
60s flip
Retro curls
Retro curls are a take on the classic perm look. This hairstyle features large curls that are blow-dried and held together using mousse.
High bun

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Feathered Bangs Hairstyle This hairstyle features the use of "point cutting." What's the name of it?
Cornrows
A-line bob
The lob
Feathered bangs
Feathered bangs were popular in the 1980s, but have since made a major comeback. This hairstyle features soft and "piecey" bangs that aren't overly done.

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Fishtail Hairstyle This hairstyle features an intricate braid. Can you name it?
Messy bun
Fishtail
The fishtail braid is an updated version of the classic braid, and is considered to be moderately difficult to achieve. This hairstyle is timeless enough to be worn to both formal and informal events.
Bob
Beehive

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Fingerwaves This hairstyle is best achieved with wet hair and your fingers. What is the name of it?
Finger waves
Finger waves are created using your fingers - and a lot of hair product! Popular in the 1920s, this hairstyle was known as the flapper look.
Fishtail
French braid
Low ponytail

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Space Buns Hairstyle This hairstyle was popular during the '90s. Can you name it?
Space buns
Space buns are worn high on the head and are tightly woven together. This is a unique look that enhances an edgy appearance.
Low bun
Curly bob
French braid

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Bowl Cut This hairstyle features equally cut ends that shape like a bowl around the head. What's the proper name for it?
Side swept bangs
Bowl cut
The bowl cut works on short hair to create an upside-down bowl look. It's considered to be both edgy and unique.
Bob
Lob

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Long Bouffant Hairstyle What's the name of this hairstyle, which features a raised bump on the top of the head?
Tousled
Long bouffant
A long bouffant consists of a "bump" in the back of the head that is achieved through a process called "teasing." This is a perfect hairstyle for long hair.
Pin curls
Layered lob

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Mullet This hairstyle was typically worn in the 1970s and 1980s. Can you name it?
French braid
Layered
Mullet
This vintage look consists of long hair in the back, and short ends at the face and on the top. It was a classic look worn by both men and women.
Finger waves

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Sock Bun Hairstyle This hairstyle is achieved using a sock. What's the name of it?
Lob
A-line bob
Pin curls
Sock bun
A sock bun is a medium-high length bun that is tightly woven together. To achieve the look, one must use a sock (with the toe part cut off) that is rolled to look like a doughnut.

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The Rachel Hairstyle Can you name this iconic layered shag look?
The Rachel
During the era of the hit TV sitcom "Friends," Jennifer Aniston showed off this iconic haircut. It features a medium-short length with "piecey" layers.
The Farrah
French braid
Layered bob

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