These celebs unwittingly started pop culture history’s most memorable hair trends with their iconic hairstyles, past and present. Some of these fashionable hairdo’s have faded into obscurity, others have crept back into relevance, and still new trends are being born with the stars today. Many of the celebs on this list are so distinctly known for popularizing their unique hair trend that the style was named after them.
Check out these 14 iconic hairstyles made popular by celebrities.
Poetic Justice Braids
Braided styles have long been a part of black culture, stemming back to African tribes centuries ago, but braids enjoyed particular popularity in the ’90s, namely box braids (so called due to the sectioning of the hair at the scalp which resembled little boxes). Janet Jackson in her movie debut Poetic Justice, rocked a head full of stylish box braids that became known by admirers as “Poetic Justice Braids.” The look was a staple on the heads of young black women and varied in size. An up-and-coming Brandy also heavily contributed to the popularity of the box braid style, choosing the slightly thinner variety.