5 Classic Hairstyles That Never Go Out of Style

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. Especially when it comes to hair, the mix of trending haircuts and celebs undergoing colour transformations can make visiting the hair salon feel like you're about to sit an exam. After all, what if you go for a daring new 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 I've come up with an edit of five that always look timeless. From Alexa Chung's bob to Jennifer Aniston's long, layered locks, some tried and tested formulas never seem to go out of style.

Classic Hairstyles: Alexa Chung has a hairstyle that will never go out of fashion

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Keep scrolling to learn about the five styles and for plenty of inspiration from the celebrities and fashion people who wear them best. You can thank me next time you're at the hairdresser's.

1. 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. 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 blow-dried for 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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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

Shop bob hair essentials:

The original and best styling iron for creating waves, curls and sleek, straight strands.

Apply to the ends of your hair to keep blunt bobs looking healthy and glossy.

Keep your parting sharp with this long-tail comb.

2. Long and Layered

Celebs like Jennifer Aniston and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have embraced a long, layered hairstyle, which is definitely one for girls who 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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@ROSIEHW

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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Shop long and layered hair essentials:

Not only does this hairspray provide lift, hold and lived-in texture, but it absorbs excess oil.

Keep longer strands in tip-top condition with this nourishing duo.

Enriched with keratin, vitamins and castor oil, this strengthening hair treatment rivals some of its more expensive counterparts. 

3. 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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Shop feathery fringe hair essentials:

Unless you want to wash your hair every day, dry shampoo is a fringe must-have!

Trust me—always blow-dry your fringe after washing it to lock in your style. 

Keep your fringe feathery and prevent flyaways with this handy styling duo.

4. Wavy Lob

More low maintenance than a bob, a lob is a one-length cut that sits at shoulder height and looks good on everybody. Even if you have naturally straight hair, wearing it slightly tousled or with beachy waves keeps the lob 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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@LUCYWILLIAMS02

Lily James
Classic Hairstyles: Lily James with wavy lob hairstyle

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@LILYJAMESOFFICIAL

Mila Kunis
Classic Hairstyles: Mila Kunis with wavy lob hairstyle

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Shop wavy lob hair essentials:

Apply this texturising creme to damp hair to add artfully dishevelled definition with no hint of shine. 

It couldn't be easier to create easy, breezy waves for your lob with this heat tool.

This multipurpose hair product is an essential in every hair-styling kit—use it to add texture, smooth flyaways, boost shine and define curls.

5. Pixie Cut

While a pixie cut is definitely a hairstyle for the brave, this is a 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 people with attitude.

Zoë Kravitz
Classic Hairstyles: Zoe Kravitz with pixie cut

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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

Jada Pinkett Smith
Classic Hairstyles: Jada Pinkett Smith with pixie cut

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@JADAPINKETTSMITH

Cara Delevingne
Classic Hairstyles: Cara Delevingne with pixie cut

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@CARADELEVINGNE

Warm a little of this pliable pomade between your fingertips before working through your hair to add texture and definition. 

Remove product build-up and flaky skin with this gently exfoliating pre-wash scalp treatment.

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