Forget Trends—These Classic Hairstyles Never Go Out of Fashion

While we pride ourselves on being ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest trends, there's something to be said for forgetting about what's cool and embracing the classics. When it comes to hair especially, the mix of trending accessories and celebs undergoing colour transformations can make visiting the hair salon feeling like you're about to sit an exam. After all, what if you go for a cool-girl chop only to regret it a couple of weeks later? To help, I've done a little research into the hairstyles that have stood the test of time and come up with an edit of five that always look timeless. From Alexa Chung's bob to Jennifer Aniston's long, layered locks, there are certain tried and tested formulas that never seem to go out of style.

Keep scrolling to find out what the five styles are and for plenty of inspiration from the celebrities and fashion girls who wear them best. You can thank me next time you're at the hairdressers.

The Bob

I'm not sure that there could actually be a style more classic than a bob. Always elegant and decidedly chic, this simple hairstyle is made famous by A-listers like Anna Wintour and Alexa Chung (although Kim Kardashian West recently took the plunge and embraced the bob life too). Yes, it does require a bit of upkeep, as you'll need to get your hair trimmed every four to six weeks, but you'll always look polished and pulled together with this classic hairstyle—whether you wear it tousled, straight or blowdried to have extra volume.

Kim Kardashian West
Classic Hairstyles: Kim Kardashian West with bob hairstyle

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ASOS Lotte
Classic Hairstyles: ASOS Lotte with bob hairstyle

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@ASOS_LOTTE

Jourdan Dunn
Classic Hairstyles: Jourdan Dunn with bob hairstyle

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@JOURDANDUNN

Brittany Bathgate
Classic Hairstyles: Brittany Bathgate with bob hairstyle

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@BRITTANYBATHGATE

Alexa Chung
Classic Hairstyles: Alexa Chung with bob hairstyle

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@ALEXACHUNG

Fearne Cotton
Classic Hairstyles: Fearne Cotton with bob hairstyle

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@FEARNECOTTON

Long and Layered

From Jennifer Aniston to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, a long, layered hairstyle is definitely one for girls that are glam at heart. It's the layers that are key here and prevent the look from dating. One-length, centre-parted strands tend to look a little '90s, but adding different lengths into the mix adds volume and texture to your style.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Classic Hairstyles: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with long and layered hairstyle

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Monikh Dale
Classic Hairstyles: Monikh Dale with long and layered hairstyle

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@MONIKH

Beyoncé
Classic Hairstyles: Beyoncé with long and layered hairstyle

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@BEYONCE

Nnenna Echem
Classic Hairstyles: Nnenna Echem with long and layered hairstyle

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@NNENNAECHEM

Emily Ratajkowski
Classic Hairstyles: Emily Ratajkowski with long and layered hairstyle

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@EMRATA

Jennifer Aniston
Classic Hairstyles: Jennifer Aniston with long and layered hairstyle

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Feathery Fringe

I'm not talking about a micro fringe or blunt bangs here. The secret to making a fringe look timeless is to go for piecey strands that look like you might have woken up like that (in a good way, of course). Trust me—a fringe needs some serious styling to make sure that it always looks good, but if you're up for a challenge, then a feathery fringe will always look cool.

Elizabeth Olsen
Classic Hairstyles: Elizabeth Olsen with feathery fringe hairstyle

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@PATIDUBROFF

Alyssa Coscarelli
Classic Hairstyles: Alyssa Coscarelli with feathery fringe hairstyle

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@ALYSSAINTHECITY

Zendaya
Classic Hairstyles: Zendaya with feathery fringe hairstyle

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@ZENDAYA

Suki Waterhouse
Classic Hairstyles: Suki Waterhouse with feathery fringe hairstyle

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@SUKIWATERHOUSE

Sophia Roe
Classic Hairstyles: Sophia Roe with feathery fringe hairstyle

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@SOPHIA_ROE

Emma Stone
Classic Hairstyles: Emma Stone with feathery fringe hairstyle

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Wavy Lob

More low maintenance than a bob and a hairstyle that looks good on everybody, a lob is a one-length cut that sits around shoulder height. Even if you have naturally straight hair, wearing it slightly tousled or with beachy waves keeps the lob always looking modern and relaxed.

Margot Robbie
Classic Hairstyles: Margot Robbie with wavy lob hairstyle

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@PATIDUBROFF

Callie Thorpe
Classic Hairstyles: Callie Thorpe with wavy lob hairstyle

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@CALLIETHORPE

Kerry Washington
Classic Hairstyles: Kerry Washington with wavy lob hairstyle

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@KERRYWASHINGTON

Lucy Williams
Classic Hairstyles: Lucy Williams with wavy lob hairstyle

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Mila Kunis
Classic Hairstyles: Mila Kunis with wavy lob hairstyle

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Pixie Cut

While a pixie cut is definitely a hairstyle for the brave, this is one style that you really can't pin down to any one era or time. It's utterly timeless, always chic and seriously stylish. One for fashion girls with attitude.

Zoë Kravitz
Classic Hairstyles: Zoe Kravitz with pixie cut

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@ZOEISABELLAKRAVITZ

Ellie Nesmon
Classic Hairstyles: Ellie Nesmon with pixie cut

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@SLIPINTOSTYLE

Emilia Clarke
Classic Hairstyles: Emilia Clarke with pixie cut

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@EMILIA_CLARKE

Tia Ward
Classic Hairstyles: Tia Ward with pixie cut

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@MISSTPW

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