What Haircut Era Should Be Your Signature Style?

By: Talin Vartanian

What Haircut Era Should Be Your Signature Style?
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About This Quiz

From the early 1900s topknots to 1960s inverted bobs, there are many different hairstyles that have evolved over the course of human history. Some of these hairstyles became popular with celebrities and actresses, while others were due to social and political changes within the world. So let's heat those hair rollers up, because we're about to take a look at some of the most trendy hairstyles of all time!

If the name "Jean Harlow" rings a bell, it's probably because you remember her iconic curls. Hollywood starlets were a big influence on hairstyles during this time, which helped to inspire looks like finger waves and pin curls. About 10 years later, Veronica Lake would become popular because her long hair partially covered her right eye. This also created iconic hairstyles like barrel curls, victory curls and short fringes. If we fast-forward into the '50s, you'll find many short and elegant hairstyles. Audrey Hepburn was a big influence during this time, as well as Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly. Popular looks included "The Italian Boy," the pixie cut and the French twist. Hair has since evolved into sleek and straight looks, loose curls and layered pixie cuts. So if you're curious about which haircut era matches your sense of style, then it's time to take our old-fashioned beauty quiz now!

Auburn How would you describe your current hair type?
Straight
Curly
Kinky
Wavy

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Carrie Fisher Which of these past figures gives you hair inspiration?
Carrie Fisher
Audrey Hepburn
Marilyn Monroe
Gloria Swanson

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Chef cutting meat in the kitchen at restaurant If your hair was too short, would you use a kitchen bonnet to cover it up?
A what?
No, that's just ridiculous.
Only if I was having a bad hair day
Yes, absolutely

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Bob cut If you were going to get an old-fashioned bob cut, which of these styles would you choose?
Does a shag count?
Slick bob
Curly bob
Orchid bob

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Haircut Would a feminine or a masculine haircut suit you more?
A good mix of both
Feminine
I'm not really sure.
Masculine

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Vintage How would you describe your vintage sense of style?
Hippie
Experimental
Professional
Art deco

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Woman with dreadlocks using phone at university Would you ever try a dreadlocks hairstyle?
That sounds fun!
Maybe for a little bit
I'll pass.
I don't even know what that means.

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Young woman relaxing while waiting under the dryer in the Hair salon How would you plan on achieving curly hair for a vintage party?
With a Clairol hairsetter
With Scatter Perm
I'll just leave that to my barber.
With my fingers

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Braids Hairstyle Would you say "yay" or "nay" to small braids in your hair?
Yay!
Perhaps just a few
Nay!
Huh?

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37 -headscarf 70's Which of these ancient hair accessories would make your hair look groovy?
Braided headband
Headscarf
Hair slide
Toque hat

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hairspray cans What would you rather use for your hair: a home permanent or aerosol hairspray?
I'd like to try both!
Aerosol hairspray
Home permanent
Neither

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Soft Waves What is the current length of your hair?
Long
Medium-length
Short, but not too short
Very short

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4 wispy bangs GettyImages-150127504 If you were going to get some bangs for your hair, which of these would you choose?
Brow-skimming bangs
Wispy bangs
Short bangs
I don't want bangs.

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What Era Matches Your Sense of Style? Would you describe your sense of style as more high-maintenance or low-maintenance?
Low-maintenance
Right in the middle
It depends on the day.
High-maintenance

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2.5 gpm (shower head) Crème rinse was once a popular hair product, but does it replace conditioner for you?
I probably wouldn't use crème rinse.
Of course it does!
I would still use conditioner.
I don't like these types of hair products.

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One-inch curling iron Let's say that your curling iron is broken. Would you use some cans of orange juice concentrate instead?
Nope!
Only if I was desperate for curls
Of course, these are very useful.
What? How?

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Hair Gel Which of these old-school styling gels would you rather use: Dippity-Do or hairdressing pomade?
Either one
Dippity-Do
Hairdressing pomade
I'd rather use petroleum jelly.

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Vintage Dress What type of vintage dress suits your sense of fashion?
Farrah maxi dress
Short-sleeve mod dress
Shirtwaist dress
Flapper dress

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What Tattoo Speaks to Your Soul If you wanted to change your look to an ancient pixie cut, what type would you choose?
Wedge cut
Angular pixie
"The Gamine Look"
Eton crop

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Beautiful hairstyle How do you usually part your hair?
Right down the middle
No part
Side part
Deep side part

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Can You Unscramble These Common Phrases 3 Which of these old-fashioned phrases would you use to describe your overall look?
Gnarly
Far out
Wig chop
Hotsy-totsy

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Era Make Up model If you were living in the past, how would you do your makeup?
Natural
Pale "mod" look
Polished and professional
Colorful and daring

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What Eyebrow Shape Is Best for You - hero What's the best type of eyebrow shape for your face?
Thin and round
Bushy
Angled arch
Ultra thin

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Shoes Your vintage closet just has to have which of these shoes in it?
Platform shoes
Pointed flats
Winklepickers
Oxfords

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Hair Flip How much volume do you actually want in your hair?
Natural volume
Too much volume
Some volume
No volume

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Light beams reflecting from a disco ball How would you describe your ideal vintage party?
Disco
Hippie
Diner-themed
Flapper

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Studio portrait of young woman gazing upwards Which of these classic ponytail looks sounds the most elegant to you?
Does a half-updo count?
Volumized ponytail
"The horse tail"
I don't like ponytails.

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13 pageboy Which of these vintage hairstyles makes you cringe?
Spit curls
"The French Twist"
"The Pageboy Cut"
"The Nancy Kwan"

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Which Goddess Should Inspire Your Next Hairstyle1 Everyone has a certain type of beauty, but how would you describe yours?
Goddess
Exotic
Hot
Pretty

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Hairstyle Would you trade your current hairstyle for a faux bob?
No, thanks
I've never heard of a faux bob.
How about an actual bob?
Absolutely

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